Firefox 3.0.4 Crashes constantly


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Andrew Lyle

This is a list of all my installed add-ons.

Application: Firefox 3.0.4 (2008102920)

Operating System: WINNT (x86-msvc)

- Adblock 0.5.3.043

- Adblock Filterset.G Updater 0.3.1.3

- Add N Edit Cookies 0.2.1.3

- Canadian English Dictionary 1.1.1

- ChatZilla 0.9.84

- Custom Download Manager 1.6c

(Disabled)

- CuteMenus2 3.0

- Extension List Dumper 1.14.1

- Fast Video Download 1.6.1

- FireFTP 1.0.2

- IE Tab 1.5.20080823

- Image Zoom 0.3.1

- Java Console 6.0.07

- Stylish 0.5.7

(Disabled)

- United States English Dictionary 3.0.3

- Web Developer 1.1.6

As the topic says, my firefox will crash constantly, usually 10+ times a day, just browsing random web sites. Usually I can see the crash coming, when the browser says "not responding". After the recovery, even the "report crash" dialog box will launch firefox again, and instantly crash me.

I tried uninstalling everything, deleted cooking, cache, the whole lot, but it still crashes. Even on my laptop :|

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Blaine

Might run it in safe mode just to make sure it is one of the extensions and not firefox itself.

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Andrew Lyle

thanks blaine. I'm running in Safe mode now, just to see if it will crash on me again.

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sundayx

I guess find out how you can get it to crash, and test out each extension and find the one that's causing the problem.

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Andrew Lyle
I guess find out how you can get it to crash, and test out each extension and find the one that's causing the problem.

Honestly, I am just browsing Neowin...

Wow.. it even crashed in safe mode..

13e717f73fc8}:1.6.1,{a7c6cf7f-112c-4500-a7ea-39801a327e5f}:1.0.2,{77b819fa-95ad-4f2c-ac7c-486b356188a9}:1.5.20080823,{1A2D0EC4-75F5-4c91-89C4-3656F6E44B68}:0.3.1,{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA}:6.0.07,en-US@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org:3.0.3,{c45c406e-ab73-11d8-be73-000a95be3b12}:1.1.6,{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}:3.0.4,{36C13C8F-54F1-412e-8177-2E411719162D}:3.3.7,{269FB356-C69F-7349-D092-AB28AF836D0E}:3.0.02

BuildID: 2008102920

CrashTime: 1227520586

InstallTime: 1226686067

ProductName: Firefox

SecondsSinceLastCrash: 1529

StartupTime: 1227520395

Theme: qute

UserID: 95922dc9-2962-4251-90fe-3dce4c061608

Vendor: Mozilla

Version: 3.0.4

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

I was just browsing youtube when it happened.

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Blaine

It says something in there about the dictoinary addon. Could it be that one?

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capr

i am in the same boat. reinstalled firefox a few times and it still randomly crashes when i am watching a video or just typing something on neowin. i think it's just unstable.

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rpgfan

Create a fresh profile and see if you still get it to crash. If you disabled the Profile Manager, you can start it from the Run dialog:

firefox -ProfileManager

Technically safe-mode should do pretty much the same thing, but your profile could also be messed up, which safe-mode wouldn't affect.

It's quite possibly a bug in Firefox 3.0.4. I've had some instability as well.

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The_Decryptor

What's the URL of the top most crash listed in about:crashes?

Also, Adblock is outdated (unless you mean Adblock Plus) and Filterset.G causes problems.

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Andrew Lyle

I just got frustrated and removed firefox, deleted all folders called firefox, and profiles. Now I am doing a fresh clean install, and see how this plays out.

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rpgfan

Did you also remove all references in the registry? j/k That usually doesn't matter. Plus, a lot of things seem to use Gecko for various reasons, so removing everything called "Mozilla" might harm some installed apps. In other words, be careful what you delete. ^_^

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Andrew Lyle
Did you also remove all references in the registry? j/k That usually doesn't matter. Plus, a lot of things seem to use Gecko for various reasons, so removing everything called "Mozilla" might harm some installed apps. In other words, be careful what you delete. ^_^

You took that post too literally. I just removed all firefox files in profile files\Firefox, and the AppData, along with the profiles in firefox.

Haven't had a lot of time to play around with firefox yet, but so far everything is running smooth

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gnuman

I updated from 3.03 to 3.04 and did not have any issue with it so it must be your addon.

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Andrew Lyle

I put everything back into place, and downloaded all my needed add-ons, and so far it isn't crashing

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Kami-

Yes, I've had few issues with 3.04, I'm on my 4th clean install of it now... :/ after 3-4 days itll start the crashing again...

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mujjuman

I'm having problems with it too, only while viewing Youtube.

Either its Youtube's problem or Flash's problem........

Seems like a big problem.

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Riz360

Yeah I can confirm that everytime I try and watch a video on youtube.com it crashes but if I watch it embedded it doesn't

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traderonline

it crashes 50+ times a day.. i never experienced such crashes before updating :(

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coderomega

I have the same propblem but not just for flash websites, but I found that if I know which page cause it, I can open it using ie tab plugins.

neowin is one of those problematic website for me :( .

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xXys0seriousXx

Same exact problem here. I could have just been browsing Neowin (nothing flashy oriented, etc) and out of nowhere I get the "We are sorry Firefox must close down" pop up. Happens somewhat frequently. Very annoying.

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redeemed

FF 3.0.5 is out now. See if that helps. :)

What’s New in Firefox 3.0.5

Firefox 3.0.5 fixes several issues found in Firefox 3.0.4:

* Fixed several security issues.

* Fixed several stability issues.

* Official releases for the Bengali, Esperanto, Galician, Hindi, and Latvian languages are now available.

* Replaced the End-User License Agreement with a new "Know Your Rights" info bar on initial install.

* When installing multiple signed XPIs simultaneously, previous versions of Firefox would fail.

* Fixed several issues found in the accessibility implementation.

* Added the ability to send OS-specific system notes in the crash reporter.

* See the Firefox 3.0.4 release notes for changes in previous releases.

Changelog

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redvamp128

I am using Linux (Ubuntu) and it used to do that to me when I installed flash version 10-- So I still had the residual configuration of 9 and used that to restore it back.. Seems as if to me it is a Flash Issue.

You could also try this version of Fire Fox and see if it still occurs..

Portable Applications Of Firefox Which runs just in the directory that it is unzipped to-- Though it does recommend not to use the auto update feature.

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable

That would be my choice if you think something is wrong with the install or safe mode does not work.

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