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Firefox frequently crashes and produces error reports. Ive updated software and tried firefox refresh. Hoever cannot resolve crash issues. Thanks.
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Certain Firefox problems can be solved by performing a Clean reinstall. This means you remove Firefox program files and then reinstall Firefox. Please follow these steps:
Note: You might want to print these steps or view them in another browser.
- Download the latest Desktop version of Firefox from mozilla.org (or choose the download for your operating system and language from this page) and save the setup file to your computer.
- After the download finishes, close all Firefox windows (or open the Firefox menu and click the close button ).
- Delete the Firefox installation folder, which is located in one of these locations, by default:
- C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox
- Mac: Delete Firefox from the Applications folder.
- Linux: If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it - see Install Firefox on Linux. If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder firefox in your home directory.
- Now, go ahead and reinstall Firefox:
- Double-click the downloaded installation file and go through the steps of the installation wizard.
- Once the wizard is finished, choose to directly open Firefox after clicking the Finish button.
More information about reinstalling Firefox can be found here.
WARNING: Do not use a third party uninstaller as part of this process. Doing so could permanently delete your Firefox profile data, including but not limited to, extensions, cache, cookies, bookmarks, personal settings and saved passwords. These cannot be easily recovered unless they have been backed up to an external device! See Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles.
Please report back to say if this helped you!
Hello, thanks for your reply. I tried the clean install twice, however Firefox continues to crash and produce error reports.
Paste recent 5-7 crash report here so,we know exactly why it happens . for that type about:crashes into url and copy contents from crash report ids(generally started with bp-xxxx-).
also did you tried it with Safe mode ,check out whether it runs or still causes error.
Morning, firefox still crashes in safe mode.
Last 6 crash reports:
bp-d6ae92c1-7e26-46a9-b1f6-88fe42150311 11/03/2015 21:13 bp-07f241ce-3296-4c3c-9a95-7029d2150311 11/03/2015 13:03 bp-cff16a7f-c4da-4825-8f99-c0e6b2150308 08/03/2015 09:41 bp-6ec61cf8-190f-4888-8d78-c51ac2150308 08/03/2015 07:56 bp-220dfac6-2aa6-411a-b6e0-9cf0b2150305 05/03/2015 20:21 bp-102e8f38-1a2c-4ddd-abc3-2b62d2150305 05/03/2015 15:51
Will anyone have the time to look at the above crash reports?
Try Firefox Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away. Firefox Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode that temporarily turns off hardware acceleration, resets some settings, and disables add-ons (extensions and themes).
If Firefox is open, you can restart in Firefox Safe Mode from the Help menu:
- Click the menu button , click Help and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled.
If Firefox is not running, you can start Firefox in Safe Mode as follows:
- On Windows: Hold the Shift key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
- On Mac: Hold the option key while starting Firefox.
- On Linux: Quit Firefox, go to your Terminal and run firefox -safe-mode
(you may need to specify the Firefox installation path e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)
When the Firefox Safe Mode window appears, select "Start in Safe Mode".
If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, theme, or hardware acceleration. Please follow the steps in the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article to find the cause.
To exit Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.
When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help others with the same problem.
That are shutdown hangs possibly with the HTML5 media player or SSDP.
You could try what is suggested in this comment:
Thanks for your reply.
Please could you tell me exactly what to do, in order to resolve issues with MTMLS media player or SSDP. The I didn't fully understand the solution in the example you provided.
Hi, I've posted the last number of crash reports below. The problem persists in safe mode. Any guidance would be most welcome. Thanks.
bp-0494c4a7-b0f4-4954-85db-c86b92150315 15/03/2015 05:47 bp-d96b8e1c-cdab-4a78-8380-fbf8b2150315 15/03/2015 04:47 bp-d6ae92c1-7e26-46a9-b1f6-88fe42150311 11/03/2015 21:13 bp-07f241ce-3296-4c3c-9a95-7029d2150311 11/03/2015 13:03 bp-cff16a7f-c4da-4825-8f99-c0e6b2150308 08/03/2015 09:41 bp-6ec61cf8-190f-4888-8d78-c51ac2150308 08/03/2015 07:56 bp-220dfac6-2aa6-411a-b6e0-9cf0b2150305 05/03/2015 20:21 bp-102e8f38-1a2c-4ddd-abc3-2b62d2150305 05/03/2015 15:51