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Firefox Hangs when profile location is Offline Files

Hi all, We are having some problems with custom profile locations on windows 7 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -Profile "U:\Firefox\Profile" We use t… (read more)

Hi all,

We are having some problems with custom profile locations on windows 7

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -Profile "U:\Firefox\Profile"

We use the above command to launch firefox. The u drive is a drive that is ALWAYS available for all users. This drive is redirected to the home folder of the user. To sync these folders we use Offline files.

During our testing fase we had no problems at all with this method. But in the last week we receive more and more people complaining that firefox hangs. (Read: no error specific error just stops responding and windows asks to close firefox) In my troubleshooting quest i found that as long as i don't use internet ( so not using our proxy server squid) it all works. But from the moment i try using for example google, firefox stops responding.

The tricky part is that sometimes it happens after 5 minutes, couple of hours, few days. Once it happened after 5 minutes, the only way to solve it is to delete the profile folder on the U Drive and start over.

So any help on identifying this problem is welcome. If more info is needed let me know what you need.

Asked by Michiel Cornille 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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firefox hangs intermittantly, firefox health report just runs rotating circle, can not ask question on firefox community, using IE right now

new computer, ASUS zenbook, windows 8.1, Norton Internet Security, firefox 36 when I try to use firefox to ask a question on this site nothing happens when I press the su… (read more)

new computer, ASUS zenbook, windows 8.1, Norton Internet Security, firefox 36

when I try to use firefox to ask a question on this site nothing happens when I press the submit button, am asking this by using IE

Asked by markminnc 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox crashes as soon as you open it. Fully removed and reinstalled, still the same. Tried updated drivers and windows. bp-55162cd3-3575-4fcf-a510-fb81b2150326 bp-57343… (read more)

Firefox crashes as soon as you open it. Fully removed and reinstalled, still the same. Tried updated drivers and windows.

bp-55162cd3-3575-4fcf-a510-fb81b2150326

bp-573436e3-007b-429d-907c-aaeeb2150326

Asked by MattieKS 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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missing minimize/maximize/close icons from hyperlinks in OE

Running Windows 8.1 PRO version and latest version of Firefox 37.0.2 I set Firefox as default browser in Windows 8.1. When I open Firefox normally from the taskbar or … (read more)

Running Windows 8.1 PRO version and latest version of Firefox 37.0.2 I set Firefox as default browser in Windows 8.1. When I open Firefox normally from the taskbar or from the shortcut on the desktop all things work as normal. IE The Minimize / Full Screen / X exit but all appear in upper right. Works fine always. using standard themes and no issues there.

I downloaded and installed Outlook Express 6.0 (a version of Outlook Express re-designed to work with Windows 8.1 from here: www.runasxp.com and the program works just like the old Outlook Express I used in Windows XP PRO. I dual boot and by using this email client I can save my emails from my different accounts to the same drive and folder(s) of my other emails that was built using Outlook Express (Microsoft) in my XP operating system. Point is they save exactly the same so I don't loose any emails going back and forth from Windows 8.1 to XP.

I also have another email client I use mostly for weeding out emails I don't need or want to download, called POP Peeper. Fully enabled email client with ability to have multiple accounts and also ability to reply, forward, or create new email in there if I want.

Problem comes when I open Outlook Express in Windows 8.1 and follow a hyperlink in the email. If my default browser, Firefox, is not already started and OE starts the Firefox, there is the missing icons in the upper right. IF the browser is already running and the icons are present (as they always are), then any hyperlink from OE will open a tab, as normal, and the icons are still there, as normal. I do not get this situation when I click on a hyperlink from POP Peeper when Firefox has not been already opened. I do not get this when Firefox is up and running and I click a hyperlink from an email in Outlook Express 6. ONLY when it first starts out running "Firefox" from a hyperlink in OE6 do I get this issue with the blackened icons area in Firefox. The icons appear to still work, because when I click in the appropriate area it minimizes, full screens and all the way to the right where the X is it closes like it should.

Why does Firefox behave like this? Is there something missing in the registry that does not open Firefox properly from hyperlinks at times? You can also see the conversation at this link where I posted pretty much the same question. The "creator" has emailed me in the past that it is a Firefox issues as he googled and found issues with this same problem. Except under normal circumstances I do NOT have issues with Firefox and the missing icons in the upper right. link -> http://runasxp.com/Thread-Firefox-and-links-from-OE?pid=6437#pid6437

Thanks for reading

Asked by AKsarben 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Cannot remove bing.vc start page.

I have tried everything I can find to stop bing.vc from opening as the start page in firefox version 39 and so far nothing has worked. I am unable to find any reference … (read more)

I have tried everything I can find to stop bing.vc from opening as the start page in firefox version 39 and so far nothing has worked. I am unable to find any reference to in in about:config; a refresh of firefox did not help; no add-ons refer to it and conduit or search protect do not appear in uninstall programs in control panel. No malware removal tool has any effect on it and I have used all that were recommended on the Mozilla support site. Help please!!

Asked by dialh 4 years ago

Answered by dialh 4 years ago

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what is a key looking icon on toolbar at logon?

Following the update to 39.0 I am getting an icon in my notifications box that looks like a key with 2 shadow keys and an x on it. After log-on is complete this icon disa… (read more)

Following the update to 39.0 I am getting an icon in my notifications box that looks like a key with 2 shadow keys and an x on it. After log-on is complete this icon disappears but after a shot time the whole computer locks up and I have to reboot. Can anybody help or is the puter dead?

Asked by dexrek 4 years ago

Last reply by dexrek 4 years ago

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How do I correct Firefox only starting with creation of new profile each time?

I've uninstalled, reinstalled, deleted all profiles, viewed and attempted every suggestion that was found via search engine. Firefox will only start with -P option and cr… (read more)

I've uninstalled, reinstalled, deleted all profiles, viewed and attempted every suggestion that was found via search engine. Firefox will only start with -P option and creation of new profile. Once closed, it will not open again using the profile just created. Any ideas as to what type of additional troubleshooting that is available. There are no crash reports or logs generated anywhere that can be found. Running on Windows 7 Professional.

Asked by badlhby 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes at startup

Firefox crashes at startup (even in safe mode). I've uninstalled and reinstalled a fresh copy of 40.0.2; and deleted and created a new profile. IE and Chrome both work … (read more)

Firefox crashes at startup (even in safe mode). I've uninstalled and reinstalled a fresh copy of 40.0.2; and deleted and created a new profile. IE and Chrome both work fine.

The crash ID's that I've submitted are bp-1d1c5a1d-bacb-4ede-adce-d88542150824 and bp-89c9e6a5-2db9-4e6d-a426-aad5f2150824

Asked by gkishida 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

help me, where launching firefox command line in normal-mode and safe-mode crashes Crash ID: bp-6dbca3e5-d17d-4364-9b09-4301e2150905 (process:11163): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_… (read more)

help me, where launching firefox command line in normal-mode and safe-mode crashes

Crash ID: bp-6dbca3e5-d17d-4364-9b09-4301e2150905

(process:11163): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed

BuildID: 20150826185640 CrashTime: 1441460722 EMCheckCompatibility: true Email: oscarfio@hotmail.com FramePoisonBase: 7ffffffff0dea000 FramePoisonSize: 4096 InstallTime: 1441407720 Notes: OpenGL: NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce 610M/PCIe/SSE2 -- 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.76 -- texture_from_pixmap

ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SecondsSinceLastCrash: 46 StartupTime: 1441460721 TelemetryEnvironment: {"build":{"applicationId":"{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}","applicationName":"Firefox","architecture":"x86-64","buildId":"20150826185640","version":"40.0.3","vendor":"Mozilla","platformVersion":"40.0.3","xpcomAbi":"x86_64-gcc3","hotfixVersion":null},"partner":{"distributionId":null,"distributionVersion":null,"partnerId":null,"distributor":null,"distributorChannel":null,"partnerNames":[]},"system":{"memoryMB":7868,"cpu":{"count":8,"vendor":null,"family":null,"model":null,"stepping":null,"extensions":["hasMMX","hasSSE","hasSSE2","hasSSE3","hasSSSE3","hasSSE4_1","hasSSE4_2"]},"os":{"name":"Linux","version":"3.19.0-28-generic","locale":"it-IT"},"hdd":{"profile":{"model":null,"revision":null},"binary":{"model":null,"revision":null},"system":{"model":null,"revision":null}},"gfx":{"D2DEnabled":null,"DWriteEnabled":null,"adapters":[{"description":"NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce 610M/PCIe/SSE2","vendorID":"NVIDIA Corporation","deviceID":"GeForce 610M/PCIe/SSE2","subsysID":null,"RAM":null,"driver":null,"driverVersion":"4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.76","driverDate":null,"GPUActive":true}]}},"settings":{"blocklistEnabled":true,"isDefaultBrowser":false,"e10sEnabled":false,"telemetryEnabled":false,"locale":"en-US","update":{"channel":"release","enabled":true,"autoDownload":true},"userPrefs":{}},"profile":{}} Theme: classic/1.0 Throttleable: 1 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 40.0.3 useragent_locale: chrome://global/locale/intl.properties

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

Asked by oscarfio 4 years ago

Answered by guigs 4 years ago

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EMET detected Caller mitigation and will close the application: firefox.exe

EMET and Firefox have coexisted peacefully for as long as I have used both of them --- until now. O/S in all cases is Windows 7 Professional, SP1, with all patches curre… (read more)

EMET and Firefox have coexisted peacefully for as long as I have used both of them --- until now. O/S in all cases is Windows 7 Professional, SP1, with all patches current. I ‘ve been running EMET v5.2 without any known issues. Based on security notices from various sources, Firefox was upgraded to 41.0. Immediately after this upgrade, EMET started blocking Firefox execution on five systems where Firefox was upgraded. EMET reported the following error: “EMET detected Caller mitigation and will close the application: firefox.exe”. Screenshot of this message is attached. I’m not sure if the actual problem exists in EMET or Firefox. A person on the Microsoft EMET team suggested installing EMET 5.5 BETA. Regarding Norton Security, it is always being updated by LiveUpdate. The onset timing of this problem did not coincide with a Norton update. It did coincide EXACTLY with when Firefox was updated from v40.0.3 to v41.0 with EMET 5.2 (pre 03/16/2015) running. The Firefox v41.0.1 upgrade did nothing to change this problem (“EMET detected Caller mitigation and will close the application: firefox.exe”). Firefox appears to be left in the system as a comatose zombie process. I tried EMET 5.2 (post 3-16-2015) and EMET 5.5 BETA. The caller mitigation problem carried across all referenced EMET versions. I tried turning off both ROP [caller] options for Firefox, but it made no difference. While removing and installing different versions of EMET, I tried running Firefox v41.0.1 when EMET was uninstalled from the system. Firefox ran with EMET removed from the system. Currently I am running EMET 5.5 BETA with Firefox sidelined right now on a test system. EMET will not let Firefox run at this time. Has anyone else had this experience?? If so, how was the issue fixed?? Thanks.

Asked by BSODboomerang 4 years ago

Last reply by BSODboomerang 4 years ago

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Entry Point Not Found

Thank you for looking Windows XpPro on IBMT60 Thinkpad This morning last session Firefox will not open and gives this error The procedure entry point ?recreateDefault@Tim… (read more)

Thank you for looking Windows XpPro on IBMT60 Thinkpad This morning last session Firefox will not open and gives this error The procedure entry point ?recreateDefault@TimeZone@icu_55@@SAXXZ could not be located in the dynamic lik library icuin55.dll I think I am still on ver 42 but I can't check to see as it won't run I have a very recent installation upgrade of Win10 on a seperate HD and the two OSs don't seem happy together I think the later os is messing with the older one's files instead of ignoring it, I don't know how to tell it to ignore the second disc which also has a linux partition on it which windows does ignore. the copy of the file on this win xp hd is from the 25th the copy of the file on the win10 disc is from yesterday which is last time I started a win 10 session

Asked by AidanTalbot 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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how to set the open location of brower on desktop

on my computer screen i have black bruises------i must move Mozilla to a different location every time i open so i can see the browser i need it a spot where it opens the… (read more)

on my computer screen i have black bruises------i must move Mozilla to a different location every time i open so i can see the browser i need it a spot where it opens there continuously and same sized i specify or last used....i run Ubuntu Linux 14.04


thanks to anyone who can help

Asked by jimmyhendrix 4 years ago

Last reply by jimmyhendrix 3 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Crash ID: bp-93aa4abd-615c-41ca-b116-c00972160913 I've been using Firefox version 47.0 on a Windows 7 64-bit PC, and everything had been fine until today, when Firefox cr… (read more)

Crash ID: bp-93aa4abd-615c-41ca-b116-c00972160913

I've been using Firefox version 47.0 on a Windows 7 64-bit PC, and everything had been fine until today, when Firefox crashes each time I try to open it. I can't even run it in Safe Mode - that also immediately crashes. It has crashed over 40 times in the last hour. I've rebooted my PC, but no change. Windows Updates are enabled, so I believe my PC should be current on those. I'm also using Norton Security, version 22.7.1.32, which also has automatic updates, so I believe I should be current on that, too. Since I can’t get Firefox to open at all, I'm using IE 11 to submit this question, and when I try to click on the "Automatically add" button to add troubleshooting info, I get directed to a page that says Mozilla “couldn’t find what you’re looking for.” I’m hesitant to uninstall and reinstall Firefox, because since I can’t even Refresh Firefox, I’m afraid of losing bookmarks and other settings.

Other crash IDs: bp-97270da0-02d9-4b90-aaa6-0eba32160913 bp-5b39fcd7-e587-4e52-b5b2-0c2002160913 bp-86e138cd-b3e9-44b3-a677-034f62160913 bp-e9dbf341-9ef4-4ef0-ab72-e46dd2160913 bp-cd0eb5b1-2c5f-41cb-ae27-b1fbd2160913 bp-a56ad3d5-ffed-4a42-80cf-304922160913 bp-d0742f45-2989-4070-b034-6162c2160913 bp-3c4e37ef-3482-4d1f-87c6-120b32160913 bp-f4e5e646-9d4d-41a6-9581-781db2160913 bp-b91ad778-8370-4db4-ae91-d0a692160913 bp-bf2358c0-f282-4290-93e6-2574f2160913 bp-e04d0d16-2ce0-460e-a03d-5ed9f2160913 bp-075d923f-a2b2-459c-8d79-e4f042160913 bp-77cc695b-c90e-483a-8301-bcde32160913 bp-50158b5a-2582-4ddd-bb07-a2fed2160913 bp-fc02003a-c36c-459f-a367-4052b2160913 bp-e309ec76-6a4d-4b78-a4f4-490a62160913 bp-4efeb096-ddec-4f83-848e-ab6722160913 bp-34fcf53e-a7fb-48d1-858e-35fbb2160913 bp-78ec5f0e-3cd0-4145-9778-5a9152160913 bp-9efd494e-00fc-433e-8128-15b122160913 bp-4f336937-b873-460b-816b-fffda2160913 bp-db346ba3-6369-413b-82b9-371472160913 bp-9f9d075c-1b6e-4554-beb6-c7edf2160913 bp-3f36c746-e0de-4556-985e-0aa012160913 bp-ef85058c-fc95-49f1-9f78-4bd632160913 bp-d9742cf0-d770-4562-bde7-61ec82160913 bp-4146739f-64cb-49be-a908-06dfa2160913 bp-24a98f60-07c7-48c1-a88f-e15632160913 bp-221ae781-639b-43f4-9a76-68c422160913 bp-8793e7e5-4373-4faf-a4d8-9d8a62160913 bp-c37b2a1c-31e2-4b01-b7d5-3fc602160913 bp-afdafaf6-631d-4522-b32e-02ef72160913 bp-e3fd502f-2e9e-4797-a425-e6a3a2160913 bp-ce4ee6b8-df88-4c8d-b595-95a7c2160913 bp-96e261e0-b05a-43b5-a683-990262160913 bp-0cdee4ee-472a-41dd-a917-16f892160913 bp-79b332d3-1e81-469f-8839-b3ba52160913 bp-f8503df3-afd2-4d24-a9f8-041992160913 bp-8e4e16aa-459b-4794-bbd6-ca6f32160913

Asked by ajpeter 3 years ago

Last reply by philipp 3 years ago

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Firefox Starts and then Closes Shortly After it Starts

With FF not running, I'll be using my computer and FF will open to an empty page... and maybe 30 seconds later it will close. This happens at random times. I've looked … (read more)

With FF not running, I'll be using my computer and FF will open to an empty page... and maybe 30 seconds later it will close. This happens at random times. I've looked through Sync & Auto Update settings and do not see any controls established by FF that would allow it to run autonomously. Any ideas?

Asked by Aughlyeechimran 3 years ago

Last reply by Aughlyeechimran 3 years ago

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newest update kills FF... tried everything downloaded old version and it works fine... your ball

Firefox 49.0.1 update seems to load, shows brief busy icon .. shows loaded in files, shows as running in task mgr. Removing and reloading does nothing even with shutdown … (read more)

Firefox 49.0.1 update seems to load, shows brief busy icon .. shows loaded in files, shows as running in task mgr. Removing and reloading does nothing even with shutdown between... safe mode, administrator run... nothing. Reloaded old 48 ran without a pause.

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Asked by blackcrow8 3 years ago

Last reply by assistance-multi 3 years ago

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Firefox crashes

I'm on Linux Mint Qiana, and the latest update of Firefox 49.0 keeps crashing upon starting, even in safe mode. I'm at a loss -- has this happened to anyone else? … (read more)

I'm on Linux Mint Qiana, and the latest update of Firefox 49.0 keeps crashing upon starting, even in safe mode.

I'm at a loss -- has this happened to anyone else?

Asked by cdthomas 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Firefox will not open at all.

My computer is 6 years old so it is pretty old in computer terms. It has Windows 7 32 bit and 4G of RAM. Firefox has been getting slow for a while but now it just will n… (read more)

My computer is 6 years old so it is pretty old in computer terms. It has Windows 7 32 bit and 4G of RAM. Firefox has been getting slow for a while but now it just will not open at all when I click on it though when I shut down the computer it says "firefox needs to be shut down force re-start".

I have tried installing and re-installing, deleting all the App Data etc but this achieves nothing. I can't even get the program to respond by going to all programs ans using shift key to open in safe mode. Internet Explorer and Chrome work perfectly and load within a few seconds. I support the ideals of Mozilla and use the browser on my phone and Ipad but I am finally losing patience with it on desk top. Any ideas on how to solve this before I walk away? I have tried every single option you list on your site and nothing.

Asked by MattBod 3 years ago

Last reply by guigs 3 years ago

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Updated to Mac Sierra, now Firefox will not open.

Firefox browser worked perfectly with my iMac 27" with Snow Leopard. After upgrading to Sierra 10.12, Firefox will not open. I downloaded and installed the latest version… (read more)

Firefox browser worked perfectly with my iMac 27" with Snow Leopard. After upgrading to Sierra 10.12, Firefox will not open. I downloaded and installed the latest version of Firefox from your site, which states that it will automatically determine compatibility with my operating system.

Interestingly, when I click on Firefox, there is no response, no "Firefox" on the top left of the screen next to the small Apple logo, and no Firefox page, nota. Yet when I bring up the "Force Quit" box, Firefox is listed as if it is open and you can click on it to make it "quit".

BTW, Google Chrome and Safari are working perfectly with Sierra.

Please help me get my Firefox back. Thanks,

Asked by DesmoDancer 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Firefox doesn't work even after reinstall

Firefox suddenly stopped working today. When I open it, it tells me that it's already open (which it isn't) and that it can't find or load my profile. If I go directly to… (read more)

Firefox suddenly stopped working today. When I open it, it tells me that it's already open (which it isn't) and that it can't find or load my profile. If I go directly to profiles and create a new one, I can open it, but all my bookmarks are gone. And then if I close and try to reopen it, the same thing happens--I can't open it and get the same error message.

One thing I figured out is that the profile can’t be read only, and I discovered that mine was (why I don't know), but when I try to uncheck read only, it instantly reverts back to read only, which is weird.

I’ve tried reinstalling Firefox several times, but it’s always the same, even with a brand-new installation, I can’t open it and get the same error message. What can I do if reinstalling doesn’t even work?

Asked by carlwhart 3 years ago

Answered by carlwhart 3 years ago