Facebook Freezes in PC

Social media giant Facebook has a long journey so far. It has completely changed the way people communicate and stay connected. PC users experience that the website freezes while chatting, using Facebook apps and games. This article will be helpful to diagnose the problem. Follow the steps given below:

Fix Facebook Freezes in PC Step 1

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It is important that you carry out these steps in order to fix the problem effectively:


Disable Hardware Acceleration

You may experience Facebook freezing in PC when hardware acceleration feature is enabled. This feature should be enabled only if your computer supports it. Disable this feature and check whether the problem still persists.

For Windows 8.1/ Windows 8 and Earlier Versions:

  • Open Mozilla Firefox.
  • Click the Firefox button on left.
  • Select “Options” from the menu items.
  • Options dialog will open with default “General” tab.
  • Uncheck “Use hardware acceleration when available” checkbox under “Browsing” category.
  • Click OK and re-open the browser.

Run Internet Explorer without Loading Add-Ons

Disable loading all add-ons/extensions. These extensions often take more time to load and your can experience Facebook freezes.

For Windows 8.1/ Windows 8 and Earlier Versions:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Press Alt key to show the menu bar.
  • Click Tools, and then “Manage add-ons”.
  • A new dialog will open.
  • Select “Show all add-ons” from the left hand side screen.
  • Uncheck all add-ons or at least Non-Microsoft add-ons.
  • Click Close and re-open IE.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

  • Click the Start button.
  • Point to All Programs | Accessories.
  • Open “Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)”
  • Test your browser for some time. Is it working properly? If yes, follow Steps 2-7 from the above paragraph given for Windows 8.1/ 8.

Run Google Chrome without Loading Extensions and Plug-Ins

Here are the steps to disable all extensions and plug-ins in Google Chrome browser:

  • Click Wrench icon.
  • Select Tools | Extensions.
  • Disable all extensions.
  • Open a new tab, type “about:plugins” in the Address Bar.
  • Press ENTER.
  • Disable all plug-ins.

Reset Internet Explorer Settings

Some of your Internet settings can be incompatible. Simply reset them to their defaults.

For Windows 8.1/ Windows 8 and Earlier Versions:

  • Move your cursor to extreme left side of the Taskbar.
  • Right click the Start Screen thumbnail.
  • Select “Run”.
  • Type the following command-
    Inetcpl.cpl
  • Click OK.
  • Internet Options dialog will appear.
  • Click the Advanced tab, and then “Reset” button.
  • Check-up the box labelled “Delete personal settings”.
  • Click Reset button.
  • When you’re done resetting all settings, click OK and then re-open the web browser.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

  • Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog. Other steps remain the same.

Reset Google Chrome Settings

Google Chrome settings can be corrupt. Reset the default settings to revert wrong changes.

  • Click Wrench | Settings.
  • Scroll down the page.
  • Click “Show advanced settings” link.
  • Scroll down to bottom again.
  • Click “Reset browser settings” button and confirm.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode

While opening Mozilla Firefox press and hold the Shift key. Otherwise, press Alt key, click the Help menu, select “Restart with Add-Ons Disabled”. This will run Mozilla Firefox in the safe mode.


Clear Firefox History

To avoid Facebook freezes in PC clear the temporary files and browser history. Here are the steps to do so:

For Windows 8.1/ Windows 8 and Earlier Versions:

  • Click Firefox button.
  • Select History | Clear Recent History.
  • Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + Shift + Delete

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Reset Firefox

Reset Firefox to default settings.

For Windows 8.1/ Windows 8 and Earlier Versions:

  • Click the Firefox button on left.
  • Select Help | Troubleshooting information.
  • Click “Reset Firefox” button.

Clear Chrome History

Delete your browsing history as follows:

  • Click Wrench | Tools | Clear browsing data.
  • Select the time period “from beginning of time” from the drop down box.
  • Confirm the action.

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Reset All Security Zones

Below are the steps to reset your security zones and clear-up the SSL State information.

For Windows 8.1/ Windows 8 and Earlier Versions:

  • Open Internet Options dialog as described in above “Reset Internet Explorer settings” paragraph.
  • Click the Security tab.
  • Click “Reset all zones to default level” button.
  • Click Apply.
  • Click the Privacy tab.
  • Click Advanced button.
  • Check-up the boxes labelled “Override automatic cookie handling” and “Always allow session cookies”.
  • Click OK | Apply.
  • Click the Content tab.
  • Under “Certificates” frame click “Clear SSL State” button.
  • Click Advanced tab.
  • Use the checkboxes named “Use SSL 3.0” and “Use SSL 2.0” respectively.
  • Click Apply | OK.

Reset Cliptcher

Last but not the least; reset Cliptcher by running the command given here:

For Windows 8.1/ Windows 8:

  • Move your cursor to the left side of the Taskbar.
  • Select “Command Prompt (Admin)”
  • Type below command and press ENTER:
    regsvr32 softpub.dll wintrust.dll initpki.dll
    exit
  • Reboot.

For Earlier Versions:

  • Click Start, type “Command Prompt”.
  • Right click it in the search results, select “Run as administrator”.
  • Other steps remain the same


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