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computer freezes up

why do i keep getting this message: " a script on this page may be busy or stopped responding"

this causes my computer to freeze up all the time.

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Re: computer freezes up

Hi tiger425 and welcome to the forums,

 

Short of suggesting you Google  "a script on this page may be busy or stopped responding", we can not assist you with out more information - especially which browser you are running and what you are doing at the time.

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Re: computer freezes up

You failed to provide info regarding your browser (Firefox?) or operating system and this is really NOT the forum for answers to your particular problem.........but:

 

Your computer isn't freezing, your browser is. A script that has failed to run or is no longer responding can cause your browser to run out of memory and either crash or freeze up.

 

When you see that error message you should have two choices to pick from:

 

1. You can Stop the script from running.

 

Or

 

2. You can choose to Continue to attempt running the script.

 

Your best choice would be to STOP the script from running.

 

When you run into a frozen browser, you can often resolve the situation by opening the Windows Task Manager and closing your frozen browser by selecting it in the list of running programs and clicking the "End Task" button.

 

To open the Task Manager right-click your task bar and choose "Task Manager".

 

This error is most often caused by a badly written Javascript coding on a web page or in the coding of an add-on you have installed for your browser.

 

If it's a badly written web page script there is nothing you can do but stop trying to load that page. If it's an add-on, you need to make sure you have the latest version of all the add-ons you have installed. If that fails to fix the problem you'll need to completely remove the bad add-on. Did you recently install a new add-on?

 

Scripting errors can be extremely difficult to diagnose. I am NOT an expert. These are general suggestions that have worked for me in the past. More help is available here:

 

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001479.htm

 

You can also run a Google search for: "a script on this page may be busy or stopped responding"



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Re: computer freezes up

Thread moved here from the security board as it is a web browser issue.




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