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Browser Closes

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    Browser Closes


    I mentioned not so long back that the chrome browser was closing after being opened and then getting a report that Chrome did not close properly! So after many weeks of this, I decided to return to firefox, in spite of the so called spyware.

    Just now, I opened Firefox to do a Google search for somewhere, and - it shut down. When I reopened it, it opened on the page that had crashed. Google search.

    So, it either not just chrome, or its a google thing? Weird? Anybody else getting this?

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    Give this a try:

    Open the Command Prompt and select "Run as administrator"
    Type "netsh winsock reset" into the Command Prompt, press Enter.
    Restart PC.
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    Tried that, no 'run as admin' is there, just the prompt, do I have to type that in first?

    After typing in your text, I got the message needs to be run as admin
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    If you right click the start button, or the lack there of it, you should see 2 cmd entries...cmd and admin cmd. Select admin cmd and then follow Mr. Sardonicus instructions.
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    seen, thanks. I went in via apps
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    ddi the job, restarted pc, opened forum via default Firefox and CRASH! Then I came back in and page(tab) was there ????
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    Is your system up to date....windows updates, drivers, flash drivers, etc ?
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    yep, everything
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