Now it freezes and crashes if I go to a page with a YouTube feed embedded in it at all.
I've gone and gotten the various upgraded plugins for quicktime and java and flash and yaddayadda, and it's making no difference at all. I can't even get back to where I *was*, which at least allowed me to *watch* a video before I crashed. (note: I appear to have gotten back to something resembling that point, wherein I can watch at least part of a video before I crash. Gosh. Yay.)
Every time I go to a page that has Shockwave Flash embedded in it, my browser tells me, "Shockwave Flash: This plug-in has performed an illegal operation. You are strongly advised to restart Firefox." This happens, for example, when I go to the Doonesbury Daily Dose page. If I click the 'don't tell me this again' box, the browser will continue to run for a while and eventually freezes up and dies.
i'm running XP. So is Ted. Ted is not having this problem with his computer. I'm running Service Pack 1. I believe I haven't upgraded because Ted's experience with SP1 was that it totally horked City of Heroes. I haven't looked to see if that issue's been resolved. Is it possible upgrading to SP2 would help? If not, does anybody have *any* freaking clue what's wrong with my goddamned computer?
I know I was told earlier that Flash & Firefox weren't a good combination, but shit, it's not just FF, it's IE too. Any help would be hugely appreciated.