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Firefox constantly crashes

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  • Last reply by jscher2000

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I have completed several suggestions by Mozilla to stop crashing but to no avail. I am using the latest version 23.0 and have had crashes for months now.

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We're sorry to hear that Firefox is crashing. In order to assist you better, please follow the steps below to provide us crash ID's to help us learn more about your crash.

  1. Enter about:crashes in the address bar (that's where you enter your website URL) and press Enter. You should now see a list of submitted crash reports.
  2. Copy the 5 most recent crash ID's that you see in the crash report window and paste them into your response here.

Thank you for your help!

More information and further troubleshooting steps can be found in the Firefox crashes - Troubleshoot, prevent and get help fixing crashes article.

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Can you post some of your recent crash IDs as described in this article: Firefox crashes - Troubleshoot, prevent and get help fixing crashes.

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Thanks everyone:


Modified by cor-el

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Hi Zekeman2299, I took a look at the crash reports and did not see any obvious quick solution for you.

There was a suggestion in one of the bug reports that some crashes may be due to the built-in PDF viewer. This article describes how to disable it and use a different viewer: View PDF files in Firefox or choose another viewer.

You might also disable all plugins other than Flash, PDF, and anything you use more than once a day.

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Plugins category

How often do the crashes occur? If you have more than one a day, could you try running in Firefox's Safe Mode for a day?

Unfortunately, Safe Mode disables all extensions, so that functionality will be missing. Alternately, you could try disabling all extensions except RoboForm, assuming you use that one daily.

  • orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category
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Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

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Cor-El thanks for the suggestion, but it is already disabled..

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Here's one fix that worked for me: I just started having this problem, severely...... so I checked the video .dll files (my card is an ATI so I looked at all of the .dll files starting with "ati") in Windows > "System 32" folder, AND the Windows > System 32 > "dllcache" folder. After I looked at each ATI video .dll file's Properties I found the same named .dll files did not match!! I simply found the most current ones, then copied those and replaced the older ones.

Problem fixed!! It was crashing sometimes in seconds from opening Firefox OR Internet Explorer. Flash Player was constantly crashing too if the pages stayed open long enough for that to even run. Not anymore!!

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Follow my crash ID's

bp-b5d891f7-0204-44b3-9b72-de650213120606/12/201302:34 p.m.bp-72a68216-c9eb-46cc-bd45-86b3f213120505/12/201303:53 p.m.bp-45cae63d-6627-4825-a3b6-50a17213120505/12/201303:47 p.m.bp-70d6efc3-90be-4939-ac11-f75cd213112929/11/201304:01 p.m.bp-23f170e8-a3ff-48cd-a0d2-d3cb6213112929/11/201303:41 p.m.

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Hi taguato1, your five crash reports all show Firefox 23.0.1. Can you update to Firefox 25.0.1? You can do that using either:

Modified by jscher2000

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Hi taguato1

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.
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Im getting many crashes a day Report ID Date Submitted bp-f0349c98-448e-40fb-9843-7a3bd2140126 1/26/2014 1:24 PM bp-cbea3db9-2858-4049-8988-ac1892140126 1/26/2014 1:14 PM bp-381e1e4c-6006-46cf-8d62-586b92140126 1/25/2014 7:52 PM bp-8c8428c1-11de-444a-9008-8765d2140125 1/25/2014 1:14 PM d4b514d3-054e-4e90-9e95-8952d8b7b042 1/23/2014 5:32 PM bp-7f780ec0-a610-4be2-bc9d-b96812140123 1/22/2014 7:44 PM bp-b220596e-8c34-4ba3-850e-3e18b2140123 1/22/2014 7:42 PM e660c255-7b47-4497-bf31-4a2708c1ca5d 1/22/2014 7:37 PM bp-beac81ca-86ee-47d1-8a0b-9b4cc214012

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Hi bac12476, your reports all refer to a crash in an Nvidia driver. Do you recall updating your graphics card drivers software recently? Sometimes an update will reveal a previously undiscovered incompatibility in Firefox.

As a workaround, try disabling Firefox's use of hardware acceleration for graphics.

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Options > Advanced

On the "General" mini-tab, uncheck the box for "Use hardware acceleration when available"

Edit: This doesn't take effect until after you exit and restart Firefox.

If Firefox will not stay up long enough to changes settings, make the change in Firefox's Safe Mode. To start Firefox in its Safe Mode, hold down the Shift key when starting Firefox.

Then, in the small dialog that appears, click "Start in Safe Mode" (not Reset)

To return to normal operation after making the changes, exit Firefox and start without holding down the Shift key.

Any improvement?

Modified by jscher2000