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Firefox crashes when attempting to download Java

The Fourth EstateThe Fourth Estate Registered User regular
I bought Minecraft today, and on installation it informed me that I need Java 1.5. No problem.

I go to the Java site, and every time I try to download the latest version Firefox crashes when the 'Save file' dialog shows up; if I'm quick I can click 'save file' and start the download, at which point it gets to 'A few seconds remaining and then crashes, but with the added bonus of causing Firefox to crash every subsequent time I load up Firefox until I restart the computer.

I have never had this happen with any other binary or non-executable file; I've tried the troubleshooting tips on mozilla and am at something of a loss.

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Use a different browser.

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    You could try one of the manual download links here.

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