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L...@its.invalid

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Jul 29, 2006, 9:01:15 AM7/29/06
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I recently changed the font size on my XP system after changing from 800
X 600 to next up screen
Now I hear the disk drive going like mad and the process doing it is
FF. What is going on??
I am very nervous about malware.

Lou

Nir

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Jul 29, 2006, 9:09:30 AM7/29/06
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first thing to say, Screen resolution has no connection with this problem .
Clear "Cache" & "cookies" (Tools >Options> Privacy )
Scan your system with AntiVirus software & Spyware softwares.

L...@its.invalid

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Jul 29, 2006, 11:52:53 AM7/29/06
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Nir wrote:

Did not think screen settings had anything to do with it, but that was last
change. Prior to that was FF automatic update.
Have done spyware, will do antivirus again - runs every night also. will clear
cache even though that slows down things for awhile. May do a defrag.

Lou


Tobias

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Jul 30, 2006, 8:17:07 PM7/30/06
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Got the same problem without changing any font size or screen res etc. Since
the last upgrade to version 1.5.0.5 my hd starts working like crazy as soon
as I start FF. After approximately one min it stops and everything goes back
to normal. I first thought about my firewall (kerio personal fw), but after
switching it off the problem still occures.

~Tobi

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KY Lee

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Jul 31, 2006, 1:59:07 AM7/31/06
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Yeah I notice that as well after upgrade to 1.5.0.5.
Now my hd keep spinning as long as firefox is running.
Any idea how to stop this? or IE7 is the answer?

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KY Lee

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Jul 31, 2006, 2:33:54 AM7/31/06
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Just an update.
I managed to get the disk spinning to stop once I have uninstall the google
toolbar extension.

hope this helps.

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L...@its.invalid

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Jul 31, 2006, 3:49:44 PM7/31/06
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KY Lee wrote:

Bottom posting is preferred.
My system stopped that nonsense but I do not know why.

Lou


gato2005_cl

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Jul 31, 2006, 9:03:23 PM7/31/06
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L...@its.invalid escribió:

I have the same problem, continuosly disk operation, i installed the
full package and problem resolved.

Disable Google Toolbar if not resolved with the full installer.

Restarting my system was showing a XPCom:EventReceiver error, was google
or faulty update integration with the previous instalation of firefox.

Tobias

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Aug 1, 2006, 5:36:44 AM8/1/06
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uninstalling gooble toolbar did it. Everything's back to normal (rightclick
on google logo on the right side of the toolbar => help => uninstall)

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