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By john.a.wills ·
I often find that Netscape has stopped working. On the web screeen it appears to be contacting the website but nothing happens; on the email screen clicking Get Messages has no effect - except that the Get Messages logo goes in and out. The problem can be solved by clsoing Netscape using TaskMgr and then restarting Netscape. This seems to be happening more frequently since I updated Windows XP with SP2. How can I get continuous working?

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by softcorp.us In reply to Netscape disabled

Hello John...

Netscape 6 tended to hang for me like you describe. Netscape 7 was a little better but still sometimes has problems. For example, with Netscape 7 mail, if there is an interruption in the connection to the Internet, and Netscape 7 mail tries to get mail from my POP server on the 'Net, it appears to sometimes (always?) "give up". That is, I later discover that mail is not coming in and have to do something to get it going again. That something can be manually clicking "Get Msgs" or a program restart.

Bottom line: Netscape is buggy for me. And, I don't think you can get Netscape to work reliably continuously as you asked.

Quite a number of months ago, I switched to Firefox and found it much much better than Netscape with regard to odd buggy behavior. It's not perfect though.

Suggestions:

- Upgrade to Firefox.

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by john.a.wills In reply to

Actually it does help slightly: the idea that an Internet disconnection is a necessary condition is valuable. Rather than switch to Firefox, with all the problems of preserving folders, I plan to wiat for Netscape 8, which is currently in Beta test, I understand. It would be nice to know more precisely what is happening.

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by NetwareGuru In reply to Netscape disabled

This is rather easy to fix...

1)Uninstall Netscape and Java
2)Go to Sun's Java Website http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_xpi.jsp and install the current version of Java as SP2 seems to like to play with the JRE
3)Install Netscape 7.2 in custom mode and unselect the Jave engine bundeled with it.

Reboot and you should be ok.

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by john.a.wills In reply to

It seems to be a success.

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by john.a.wills In reply to Netscape disabled

jpohlman's suggestion sounds good. It may take me a couple of weeks to try it.

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by john.a.wills In reply to Netscape disabled

I am trying jpohlman's suggestion. If there are no problems over the next week or so he gets the points.

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by john.a.wills In reply to Netscape disabled

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