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29-May-2006, 06:49 AM #1
Firefox "a script on this page may be busy...."
" a script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete". I started getting this message after I allowed Ewido (sp?) maleware program to remove over 1000 suspcious files from my Firefox browser. BIG mistake. Firefox now takes forever to load and has slowed to a crawl. I'm thinking I should remove Firefox (I tried reinstalling without removal) and reinstall. How do I keep from losing all my settings?
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29-May-2006, 11:00 AM #2
Is there a particular site in which this occurs the most? What extensions do you have? The error message you're getting is usually the fault of the website, not the fault of the the browser.
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29-May-2006, 12:16 PM #3
It usually happens when I open Firefox. I've had it set to open the same 5 tabs for the past year without a problem. Each web site opens without a problem if not part of the home page sequence.
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29-May-2006, 03:03 PM #4
You might try and clear all History, Cache, and Cookies and see if that helps.Try and create a new profile and copy your settings to the new profile. Firefox doesn't delete your profile folder when you uninstall it. Just to be sure, if you decide to uninstall and reinstall again. I would copy my Profile folder to a save place on my hard drive. I always keep a backup copy of my profile in My Documents folder named Firefox Backup. You didn't say what OS you are using, but the profile folder in Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
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29-May-2006, 05:17 PM #5
I'm working on it using http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_d..._%28Firefox%29
You are right on target. Thank you
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29-May-2006, 07:48 PM #6
I encountered this same problem with Google Toolbar on ME a while ago. Do you have it? If you do, try upgrading to the latest version if Augie65's advice doesn't help and see if that fixes the problem.
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30-May-2006, 09:47 AM #7
Problem solved. I removed ALL my extensions and added just a few essentials and no more script errors.
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