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Firefox updates crashing my computer. Now won't start

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Firefox was crashing regularly and when did work Flash would crash within it, causing issues on many sites I went to. I was offered update for Flash for Firefox and Java for Firefox (computer kept saying Java out of date though computer Java was most recent so assumed again was Firefox issue) when I did this my computer froze upon auto restart and now will not start. I am not just saying Firefox won't start but my entire computer refuses to load/start up. I do not know what to do. Computer, except Firefox and Flash when on Firefox, was working fine before this. FYI: No error messages given, and I am not on crashed computer. I need advice ASAP.

Firefox was crashing regularly and when did work Flash would crash within it, causing issues on many sites I went to. I was offered update for Flash for Firefox and Java for Firefox (computer kept saying Java out of date though computer Java was most recent so assumed again was Firefox issue) when I did this my computer froze upon auto restart and now will not start. I am not just saying Firefox won't start but my entire computer refuses to load/start up. I do not know what to do. Computer, except Firefox and Flash when on Firefox, was working fine before this. FYI: No error messages given, and I am not on crashed computer. I need advice ASAP.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.10
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.67.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0

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FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4390 solutions 61607 answers

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?

While still in Safe Mode,

In the address bar, type about:crashes<enter>. Note: If any reports do not have BP in front of the numbers/letters, click it and select Submit.

Using your mouse, mark the most resent 7 - 10 crash reports, and copy them. Now go to the reply box below and paste them in.


If you have problems with current Shockwave Flash plugin versions then check this:

  • see if there are updates for your graphics drive drivers

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

  • disable protected mode in the Flash plugin (Flash 11.3+ on Windows Vista and later)

https://forums.adobe.com/message/4468493#TemporaryWorkaround

  • disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/891337 See also:

Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there? While still in Safe Mode, In the address bar, type '''about:crashes'''<enter>.''' Note:''' If any reports do not have '''BP''' in front of the numbers/letters, click it and select '''Submit'''. Using your mouse, '''mark''' the most '''resent 7 - 10''' crash reports, and '''copy''' them. Now go to the reply box below and '''paste''' them in. ----------------------------------------- If you have problems with current Shockwave Flash plugin versions then check this: * see if there are updates for your graphics drive drivers '''https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration''' * disable protected mode in the Flash plugin (Flash 11.3+ on Windows Vista and later) '''https://forums.adobe.com/message/4468493#TemporaryWorkaround''' * disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin '''https://forums.adobe.com/thread/891337''' See also: * '''http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash#Troubleshooting'''

Question owner

Thanks for trying but this did not work. Computer no longer will start up. If try to start in Safe Mode it either freezes or goes to Blue Screen. Been told a couple of times now it was the update that caused this but I cannot even go in to configure my computer before the update. Now I must look into a final backup and then a new computer but I worry about this happening in even a new computer. Java and Flash have always been issues but this is ridiculous. The computer is a PC not Mac.

Thanks for trying but this did not work. Computer no longer will start up. If try to start in Safe Mode it either freezes or goes to Blue Screen. Been told a couple of times now it was the update that caused this but I cannot even go in to configure my computer before the update. Now I must look into a final backup and then a new computer but I worry about this happening in even a new computer. Java and Flash have always been issues but this is ridiculous. The computer is a PC not Mac.

Modified by DJJH

FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4390 solutions 61607 answers

Have you talked to a tech?

Have you talked to a tech?
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17854 solutions 161578 answers

Try to boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen).

Try to boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen). *http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/