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Mozilla Firefox Freezes while opening pages with animated pics or Flash

Hello Everyone,

Since few weeks I am experiencing that Mozilla Firefox Freezes on the pages where some sort of animated pictures are in webpages and also on the pages which have Flash animation on it.
The freeze is for about 3-5 minutes which is frustating.

For example, even the "Expert base" banner which is disaplayed on experts-exchange.com website doesn't work. No animation on it.

I am also attaching the screenshot shpwing the difference on the different browsers IE and Firefox. IE works fine, no Freezing on it.
Mozilla Firefox: Screen1
 Mozilla Firefox: Screen1IE : Screen2
 IE : Screen2
So far these are the steps that I have took:
Restarted Firefox without Addons - No effect
Disabled NoScript addon - No effect
Disabled Adblock Plus addon - No effect
Disabled all addons - No Effect
Uninstalled Firefox, deleted all the folders found under "C:\Documents and Settings\%userprofile%\Application Data"
Deleted all the other folders found in the HDD.
Reinstalled Firefox without any addons - no Effect.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks
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Sudeep Sharma
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npinfotechCommented:
What happens if you use another browser?  This will help narrow downn whether flash, etc is at fault.
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knarf75Commented:
Did you try uninstalling and reinstalling flash?
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerAuthor Commented:
@npinfotech: as I mentioned
>>IE works fine, no Freezing on it.
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerAuthor Commented:
@knarf75

Yes I did that too, no effect so far
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npinfotechCommented:
hmmm - maybe updating video drivers will help?  I know I use opera sometimes, and when I scroll, the images on the page would screw up.  a video driver update fixed it for me.
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerAuthor Commented:
@npinfotech,

If video driver is the issue then why only Firefox has the issue and not IE?
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knarf75Commented:
A long shot...

Flash runs in the separate Plugin-container.exe executable since FireFox 3.4.6 , for so called crash protection.

You can disable crash protection to test this. Instructions can be found here:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Plugin-container_and_out-of-process_plugins
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npinfotechCommented:
not all software interacts with hardware components in the exact same way (they are written differently).

the plugin-container disable looks like a promising lead for the issue as well.
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerAuthor Commented:
It seems like a issue related to low memory on the system I use. I closed few programs, stops few of the services to free up some RAM, closed the Firefox, re-opened it and it seems that its working fine without issue.

Thanks everyone for the inputs.
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerAuthor Commented:
It turned out to be the issue related to low memory on the system. Freeing up some memory by closing down few applications and stop some services and restarting the Firefox resolves the issue
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