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Why do I keep receiving failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsIDOMWindow.content] everytime I load a new HTML5 page.

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Every time I try to load an HTML5 webpage in Firefox 15.0.1 I get the "Error: Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsIDOMWindow.content] Source File: Line: 231" message. I checked the documentation at https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/XPCOM_Interface_Reference/nsIDOMWindow and it doesn't even show that this object HAS a "content" attribute. I have no idea what is causing this error since there is no module referenced, just the above source file line number. I checked the webpages being loaded and they don't even have line numbers 231 that I can detect.

The webpages seem to load and function correctly, but it is a nuisance to keep getting this error. Yes, I have a lot of extensions and add-ons in my Firefox, but since no module is ever referenced in the error message, I can only guess that the problem is in the basic Firefox core.

Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on the cause of this error.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Upgraded to Firefox 15.0

Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.7.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.2"
  • 4.1.10329.0
  • NPWLPG
  • Best Buy pc app Detector Plug-in
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel OS X 10_8_0; en-CA; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
15.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1 WOW64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Profile Folder
Show Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Adblock Plus
2.1.2
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon
0.4
true
adblockpopups@jessehakanen.net
BetterPrivacy
1.68
true
{d40f5e7b-d2cf-4856-b441-cc613eeffbe3}
DOM Inspector
2.0.13
true
inspector@mozilla.org
Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
1.2.3
true
elemhidehelper@adblockplus.org
external IP
0.9.9.6
true
externalip@erik.morlin
Firebug
1.10.3
true
firebug@software.joehewitt.com
FireFTP
2.0.7
true
{a7c6cf7f-112c-4500-a7ea-39801a327e5f}
Ghostery
2.8.3
true
firefox@ghostery.com
Hotspot Shield Helper (Please allow this installation)
1.0
true
afurladvisor@anchorfree.com
Html Validator
0.9.5.1
true
{3b56bcc7-54e5-44a2-9b44-66c3ef58c13e}
HTTPS-Everywhere
2.2.2
true
https-everywhere@eff.org
Javascript Command
1.01
true
jscrptcommand@max.max
NoScript
2.5.5
true
{73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}
PrivacyChoice TrackerBlock
2.2
true
trackerblock@privacychoice.org
Smart Referer
0.0.7.1
true
smart-referer@meh.paranoid.pk
User Agent Switcher
0.7.3
true
{e968fc70-8f95-4ab9-9e79-304de2a71ee1}
Web Developer
1.2.2
true
{c45c406e-ab73-11d8-be73-000a95be3b12}

jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
2352 solutions 20830 answers

Is the page online so others could take a look?

Have you tried testing in a clean profile? Switching between profiles is a bit of a pain, but it would give you a quick view of an uncustomized installation (well, it will have your plugins).

Close Firefox and start up in the Profile Manager as described in Use the Profile Manager to create and remove Firefox profiles. Any time you want to switch profiles, close Firefox and return to this dialog.

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10742 solutions 96657 answers

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
delphiajones 0 solutions 1 answers

I kept getting this error from a page I created. I used a <div id="content" > and then used JavaScript to build the content.

nsIDOMWindow.content error went away when I changed my div id

<div id="contentDiv" >

Well, another day and the same error shows up when my primary window opens a child window. I close the child and open again, then 2 nsIDOMWindow.content errors; close child and open child again and then 3 nsIDOMWindow.content errors...

Modified by delphiajones