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Hi I'm having occasional BSODs at the moment, usually get an IRQL message. Main annoyance though is that after reboot all my tabs in Firefox are gone, including the pinned tabs which I use for common sites. Everything else is fine though. But redoing this every time getting very annoying. Is there something I can do to stop this?

Hi I'm having occasional BSODs at the moment, usually get an IRQL message. Main annoyance though is that after reboot all my tabs in Firefox are gone, including the pinned tabs which I use for common sites. Everything else is fine though. But redoing this every time getting very annoying. Is there something I can do to stop this?
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jscher2000
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Hi battles_atlas, sorry to hear about this problem. Is this related to a particular kind of device, such as display, memory, disk, or audio:

Hi I'm having occasional BSODs at the moment, usually get an IRQL message.

In case it is display-related, could you try disabling Firefox from using hardware acceleration? This is a potential workaround for incompatibilities between Firefox and your graphics card/chipset driver software. This article describes where to make that change: Firefox's performance settings. This will take effect the next time you exit Firefox and start it up again. Any difference?

Since hardware acceleration improves the appearance of fonts and animations, you may want to check whether graphics card/chipset driver updates are available for your system. This article suggests safe ways to do that: Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL.


Main annoyance though is that after reboot all my tabs in Firefox are gone, including the pinned tabs which I use for common sites. Everything else is fine though. But redoing this every time getting very annoying. Is there something I can do to stop this?

Firefox should attempt an automatic restore after a crash. You also could look for:

  • "3-bar" menu button > Restore Previous Session
  • (menu bar) History > Restore Previous Session

If they are missing or grayed, check either:

  • "3-bar" menu button > Library > History > Recently Closed Windows
  • "Library" toolbar button > History > Recently Closed Windows
  • (menu bar) History > Recently Closed Windows

No?

Firefox keeps multiple session history files to help recover after crashes. If none of them are found at restart, you might need to use an extension that stores sessions in your bookmarks -- those hopefully are holding up through these crashes.

These are the ones I'm aware of that you might investigate/try out:

Having the extra data show up when you are searching your bookmarks may be annoying, so you also could consider extensions that use databases, but these also could be corrupted by a sudden shutdown:

Hi battles_atlas, sorry to hear about this problem. Is this related to a particular kind of device, such as display, memory, disk, or audio: <blockquote> Hi I'm having occasional BSODs at the moment, usually get an IRQL message. </blockquote> In case it is display-related, could you try disabling Firefox from using hardware acceleration? This is a potential workaround for incompatibilities between Firefox and your graphics card/chipset driver software. This article describes where to make that change: [[Firefox's performance settings]]. This will take effect the next time you exit Firefox and start it up again. Any difference? Since hardware acceleration improves the appearance of fonts and animations, you may want to check whether graphics card/chipset driver updates are available for your system. This article suggests safe ways to do that: [[Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL]]. ---- <blockquote>Main annoyance though is that after reboot all my tabs in Firefox are gone, including the pinned tabs which I use for common sites. Everything else is fine though. But redoing this every time getting very annoying. Is there something I can do to stop this? </blockquote> Firefox should attempt an automatic restore after a crash. You also could look for: * "3-bar" menu button > Restore Previous Session * (menu bar) History > Restore Previous Session If they are missing or grayed, check either: * "3-bar" menu button > Library > History > Recently Closed Windows * "Library" toolbar button > History > Recently Closed Windows * (menu bar) History > Recently Closed Windows No? Firefox keeps multiple session history files to help recover after crashes. If none of them are found at restart, you might need to use an extension that stores sessions in your bookmarks -- those hopefully are holding up through these crashes. These are the ones I'm aware of that you might investigate/try out: * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/session-sync/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/my-sessions/ Having the extra data show up when you are searching your bookmarks may be annoying, so you also could consider extensions that use databases, but these also could be corrupted by a sudden shutdown: * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tab-session-manager/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/session-boss/
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jscher2000
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Hmm, after re-reading your question, you might also look at whether you have any "cleaners" that run at Windows startup that remove browser data such as history.

Hmm, after re-reading your question, you might also look at whether you have any "cleaners" that run at Windows startup that remove browser data such as history.
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Hi. I dont have hardware acceleration on as was causing screen tear issues with my GSync monitor. I dont think the crash is Firefox related.

No cleaners either that would explain this.

I haven't tried diagnosing the BSOD yet, but my hunch is its audio as couple of crashes been triggered by playing audio through VLC (which is fully updated, as is my audio drivers).

Anyway back to Firefox, I have no option to recover the history - its blank. Find it weird that bookmarks, my login session etc recover fine, but these all vanish!

I'll take a look at those links you gave soon as I get the chance.

Hi. I dont have hardware acceleration on as was causing screen tear issues with my GSync monitor. I dont think the crash is Firefox related. No cleaners either that would explain this. I haven't tried diagnosing the BSOD yet, but my hunch is its audio as couple of crashes been triggered by playing audio through VLC (which is fully updated, as is my audio drivers). Anyway back to Firefox, I have no option to recover the history - its blank. Find it weird that bookmarks, my login session etc recover fine, but these all vanish! I'll take a look at those links you gave soon as I get the chance.
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Senali Madawala
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To fix this, either right-click on a tab and select 'Reopen closed tab' from the context menu or press Ctrl+Shift+T. Alternatively, head to the menu (the three dots at the top right of the screen) and click it. Scroll down to 'History' and you'll find the most recent tabs closed.

https://hardsoft-support.kayako.com/article/71-how-to-troubleshoot-a-blue-screen-of-death-bsod

To fix this, either right-click on a tab and select 'Reopen closed tab' from the context menu or press Ctrl+Shift+T. Alternatively, head to the menu (the three dots at the top right of the screen) and click it. Scroll down to 'History' and you'll find the most recent tabs closed. https://hardsoft-support.kayako.com/article/71-how-to-troubleshoot-a-blue-screen-of-death-bsod
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As I said to the first reply, there are no saved tabs. My history is there, but all the tabs I had open have vanished.

As I said to the first reply, there are no saved tabs. My history is there, but all the tabs I had open have vanished.
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BTW I don't have any 'Reopen closed tab' option. I can Undo close tab - is that what you meant?

BTW I don't have any 'Reopen closed tab' option. I can Undo close tab - is that what you meant?
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jscher2000
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Hi battles_atlas, in Firefox, you are correct, it is called Undo Close Tab.

Hi battles_atlas, in Firefox, you are correct, it is called Undo Close Tab.
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