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Firefox keeps crashing in Windows 8

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I just purchased a brand new computer with Windows 8 and I start to install all my regular applications including Firefox. However for some reason, most of the time I will launch Firefox and after a few moments it goes into Not Responding and when I get the option to go into Safe Mode or reset, safe mode crashes the same and resetting makes the program refuse to load at all, just sitting there as a background process.

I just purchased a brand new computer with Windows 8 and I start to install all my regular applications including Firefox. However for some reason, most of the time I will launch Firefox and after a few moments it goes into Not Responding and when I get the option to go into Safe Mode or reset, safe mode crashes the same and resetting makes the program refuse to load at all, just sitting there as a background process.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/28.0.1500.95 Safari/537.36

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Windows 8
Firefox 22.0

cor-el
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If you have submitted crash reports then please post the IDs of one or more recent crash reports that have a "bp-" prefix:

  • bp-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx

You can find the IDs of the submitted crash reports on the about:crashes page.

  • You can open the about:crashes page via the location bar, like you open a website, or open the crash reports page via "Help > Troubleshooting Information".

See:

If you can't open Firefox, see:


Boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) as a test to see if that helps.


Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.
Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

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If you have submitted crash reports then please post the IDs of one or more recent crash reports that have a "bp-" prefix: *bp-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx You can find the IDs of the submitted crash reports on the <i>about:crashes</i> page. *You can open the <b>about:crashes</b> page via the location bar, like you open a website, or open the crash reports page via "Help > Troubleshooting Information". See: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mozilla_Crash_Reporter *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Mozilla+Crash+Reporter If you can't open Firefox, see: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mozilla_Crash_Reporter#Location_of_crash_reports *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mozilla_Crash_Reporter#Viewing_crash_reports ---- Boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) as a test to see if that helps. ---- Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.<br> Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan. *Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:<br>http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php *SuperAntispyware:<br>http://www.superantispyware.com/ *Microsoft Safety Scanner:<br>http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx *Windows Defender: Home Page:<br>http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx *Spybot Search & Destroy:<br>http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html *AdwCleaner:<br>http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/<br>http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/AdwCleaner.shtml *Kasperky Free Security Scan:<br>http://www.kaspersky.com/security-scan You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller. *Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller:<br>http://support.kaspersky.com/5350?el=88446 See also: *"Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked

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I'm not even able to keep Firefox open long enough to get a crash report

I'm not even able to keep Firefox open long enough to get a crash report
cor-el
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Do you get the crash reporter window? If you can't open Firefox, see: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mozilla_Crash_Reporter#Location_of_crash_reports *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mozilla_Crash_Reporter#Viewing_crash_reports *https://developer.mozilla.org/en/How_to_get_a_stacktrace_for_a_bug_report

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No all i got was Firefox opening then a few seconds later it going Not Responding and me having to close it manually

No all i got was Firefox opening then a few seconds later it going Not Responding and me having to close it manually
cor-el
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Did you try to boot the computer in Safe Mode?

Boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) as a test to see if that helps.

Did you try to boot the computer in Safe Mode? Boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) as a test to see if that helps.

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I'm unable at this time to access safe mode

I'm unable at this time to access safe mode
gueh 0 solutions 1 answers

i have same same problem

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It seems to be once I install it things work fine, but when I restart the PC is when it starts to crash on me

It seems to be once I install it things work fine, but when I restart the PC is when it starts to crash on me
anzus101 0 solutions 2 answers

I experienced the same problem after installing the windows updates produce 15 days from today November 7 2013. Seems to be that Windows is trying to push explorer on you. I had recover my computer to an earlier state (15 days ago) turn off any updates, update malware bytes and Mozilla.

I am not updating windows 8, until I can read people are no longer experiencing these problems

I experienced the same problem after installing the windows updates produce 15 days from today November 7 2013. Seems to be that Windows is trying to push explorer on you. I had recover my computer to an earlier state (15 days ago) turn off any updates, update malware bytes and Mozilla. I am not updating windows 8, until I can read people are no longer experiencing these problems

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anzus101 0 solutions 2 answers

I experienced the same problem after installing the windows updates produce 15 days from today November 7 2013. Seems to be that Windows is trying to push explorer on you. I had recover my computer to an earlier state (15 days ago) turn off any updates, update malware bytes and Mozilla.

I am not updating windows 8, until I can read people are no longer experiencing these problems

I experienced the same problem after installing the windows updates produce 15 days from today November 7 2013. Seems to be that Windows is trying to push explorer on you. I had recover my computer to an earlier state (15 days ago) turn off any updates, update malware bytes and Mozilla. I am not updating windows 8, until I can read people are no longer experiencing these problems