Unresponsive script error always pops up and slows my comp

Hewlett-packard / Df253a-aba a250n
August 8, 2012 at 19:19:38
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.6 GHz / 511 MB
How do I get rid of unresponsive script errors? Unresponsive script error always pops up. Please help! I use firefox 14.0.1. My plugins are up to date. Unfortunately I'm not a computer wizard and am not that knowledgeable about plug-ins/add ons/extensions and I think they might be causing the problem. The error often pops up when I am using gmail. Thank you!

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#1
August 8, 2012 at 20:01:59
511 MB of RAM is a bit low for XP. What is the model of your computer?

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#2
August 8, 2012 at 20:40:33
HP Pavilion a250n
Intel
Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz
2.60 GHz, 512 MB of RAM

I know, my computer is super old. Got it in 2003. Does the memory cause this problem?


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#3
August 9, 2012 at 04:46:08
When was the last time you cleaned up your PC? That + having little RAM makes the PC sluggish, thus causing errors like this.

Download CCleaner and Smart Defrag 2 and run them both (CCleaner first). That should result in a *significant* speedup. Also you can scan you PC for viruses.

CCleaner
Smart Defrag 2

Hope this helps.

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#4
August 9, 2012 at 16:27:07
Thanks probfixer, I downloaded both and ran them. Hopefully they fix things at least a little.

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#5
August 9, 2012 at 18:08:58
Also defragment your hard drive if you haven't done it lately.

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#6
August 14, 2012 at 22:08:58
Hi joenobodyyet, is your problem resolved yet?

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#7
August 15, 2012 at 01:05:50
Unfortunately, the problem is definitely not fixed. I defragmented and also downloaded those computer "cleaning" programs. They are good for my computer, but seemed to do nothing to fix the unresponsive script errors.

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#8
August 15, 2012 at 01:10:14
Does this error occur just when accessing certain websites (you mentioned gmail - does it happen on any different website?)

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#9
August 15, 2012 at 02:16:46
joenobodyyet, have you tried running firefox with no addons? Just click on help and select 'restart with addons disabled' and then continue in safe mode
Tell me if you still have the problem.

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#10
August 15, 2012 at 07:06:05
I have seen similar errors that come from the update to Firefox and and some security suites. I am wondering if the unresponsive scripts are specifically mentioning a service or a script when they pop up?

if the above start up doesn't fully help you might try a firefox reset?

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/rese...

:: mike


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#11
August 15, 2012 at 07:19:07
"and also downloaded those computer "cleaning" programs" (response #7).

Be very guarded about "magic fix programs" that are all over the net. Often they do more harm than good. Always get advice from a technical forum, such as this, before considering using them.

CCleaner Lite (free) is about the only one I would recommend off the top of my head.

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