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long-running scripts


wee eddie

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only on this website - Why?

Every time I move a page on I get this Bar across the bottom saying "PCA is not responding because of long-running Scripts" and the page is frozen for a while.

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X7-250

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you'll find the version numbers haven't changed, so i'd doubt the issues involved have either.

another example is on the java download page, which also recommends not using the 64bit browser due to it's known issues.

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wee eddie

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I must admit to using the 64bit version of IE, on the basis that the other software on the PC is 64bit.

Can you run the 32bit version of IE on a PC that is 64bit for everything else?

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X7-250

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we've been through this in a previous thread of yours, but i'll copy and paste it for you again;

64bit systems have a folder 'programs x86' and it's typical for the majority of software to be installed there, x86 = 32bit

"64-bit Windows operating systems (which may be Windows 7, Vista or XP) come with a 32-bit Internet Explorer (IE) browser as the standard (default) for viewing web pages. These operating systems also include a 64-bit Internet Explorer browser, however using it is optional and it must be explicitly selected to view web pages. Note that because some web content may not work properly in a 64-bit browser, we recommend using the default 32-bit browser and downloading 32-bit Java."

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wee eddie

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Sometime this morning, between 4.30am and 11.00am, they cured the "long running Script".

Hurrahh.

Many thanks FE and his mignons

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wee eddie

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Sadly, I still can't tick this thread as Answered, as that bit still doesn't work for me.

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wee eddie

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Spoke too soon, they're back.

My guess still is: Incompetently designed Adverts.

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Woolwell

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Back for me this afternoon. It's quite irritating.

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wee eddie

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as is "PC Advisor not responding"

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stlucia2

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I know this thread is a bit old now, but I feel inclined to add to it because I also have the script problem, and it's only with PC Advisor.

It's so bad that I rarely ever visit this site now, unless I have a significant issue ... I certainly don't browse to see if I can help anyone, as I used to do, because it's no fun anymore.

Since my last visit, I now see there's some kind of toolbar at the bottom right of the page with links to tweets, facebook page, etc. Even though it has an X at its left end, clicking on the X does nothing for me except to skip to the top of the page, which is annoying when, as now, what I'm reading or writing at the time is at the bottom of the page.

My OS is XP, by the way, and my browser is IE8. I've got script debugging disabled already, which was one of the cures suggested in this thread. If it is caused by poorly-designed ads, as has been suggested, then the advertisers are hurting themselves because they've almost lost a potential customer. Please get them to fix it so that things run more smoothly.

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stlucia2

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I was a big fan of Firefox until about a year ago one of its updates caused it to clash/interfere with some other software on my PC. Also, it wouldn't work properly with some web sites, such as internet check-in for a flight I was taking, where IE did work.

So in the end I just gave up and switched to IE. I don't know what host files are, and haven't knowingly changed mine.

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