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Troubleshooting Problems with Firefox 3 Crashing or Hanging

With all the fanfare surrounding the release of Firefox 3 and the setting of a new world record for downloads, the fact that many people are having problems with Firefox instability seemed to get lost in the shuffle… so I decided to write up a list of troubleshooting methods that might help solve your problems.

There’s a number of reasons for Firefox 3 crashing, which could include any of these, or be something else:

  • Incompatible or Buggy Extensions
  • Buggy Plugins
  • Upgrading an Old 2.x Profile to 3.0 (using a fresh profile works best)
  • Spyware/Viruses
  • Compatibility Problems with XP
  • Video Card Drivers (Make sure you are not using old drivers)
  • Tablet PC Incompatibility
  • Sneezing loudly

You’ll have to read through the article and go through the steps that might apply to you… the last, and potentially best, option is to completely uninstall Firefox and remove all your profile folders, and then install it again, which we’ve covered below.

Run in Safe Mode

One of the first troubleshooting steps you can do is to run Firefox in Safe Mode, which will run without add-ons or extensions. Just look in your start menu, and you’ll see an item for it:

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or alternatively, from the command line:

firefox.exe -safe-mode

If Firefox no longer crashes while running in Safe Mode, then you know you have an issue with one of the following:

  • Plugins
  • Extensions
  • Settings
  • Profile

If safe mode does not solve your issue, then you should try to use compatibility mode (mentioned below), and do the uninstall completely and reinstall method. You should also check the “Other Known Issues” section below.

Create a New Profile (if Safe Mode Fixes Your Issue)

Open up a command prompt, or simply type in the full path to firefox.exe, and add on the -profilemanager switch at the end to launch the Firefox “Choose User Profile” screen, where you can create a new profile or switch to a different one.

firefox.exe -profilemanager

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Creating a new profile will give you a “blank slate”, where you might have less issues. You can export your bookmarks from the current profile and then import them into the new profile (covered below).

Note: This method usually solves any problems caused by upgrading an old profile to a new one.

Disable Unnecessary Plugins

One of the quickest ways to crash Firefox (or any browser) is to run with a plugin that is causing problems. Open up Tools \ Add-ons, and then go to the Plugins tab, and disable anything you don’t actually use.

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For troubleshooting purposes, you could just disable all of them… this is especially helpful when Safe Mode fixes the issue. If Firefox works fine after disabling all the Plugins, then you can enable them one by one until you figure out which one caused the errors.

Note: For me, disabling Silverlight fixed a lot of the crashing issues.

Disable Unnecessary Extensions

In the same screen as above, you can also disable extensions. If running in Safe mode keeps you from crashing, you should go through and disable all your extensions, and then enable them one at a time until you find the one causing the problem.

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Clear Out the Caches

There’s a known problem with the download history becoming corrupted and causing crashes when trying to download files. You can just open up the Clear Private Data from the tools menu, and clear out all of the junk at once.

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This is a good idea to do every so often anyway, and it can’t hurt.

XP Users: Run Firefox in Compatibility Mode

Some Windows XP users might experience crashing issues that can be solved by using Compatibility Mode. Just right-click on the shortcut and choose Properties, then the Compatibility tab.

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Set the compatibility back to Windows 2000, and it might solve the crashing issues for you. Note that setting compatibility in Vista doesn’t seem to help as much in my testing… but your mileage may vary.

Do NOT Use the Tablet PC Input Panel (or OnScreen Keyboard)

I’ve had crashing problems for the last few months, starting from beta 2 and continuing all the way through the release. The infuriating thing was that I could copy the profile to another machine, and it would work fine. I’d create a blank profile, run in safe mode… and Firefox would crash on me every 2 minutes.

I finally figured out the problem… I’ve got a Wacom Intuos3 tablet hooked up to my computer, which enables the Tablet PC Input Panel in Vista, which caused the problem even if it was docked in the background.

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The second I disabled that panel, Firefox stopped crashing. If you have the same issue, you can test by opening up Services and setting that service to disabled:

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You can also remove Tablet PC components from the Add / Remove Windows Components in Control Panel. I’ve also heard of problems with the standard on-screen keyboard, but I haven’t confirmed those.

Note: I tested this out on two machines… same exact issue. It’s very frustrating, because I really liked having the tablet components.

Other Known Issues

There are some known issues that have already been solved by the good folks over at Mozilla, including these:

  • System Clock is Off
  • Particular Plugins or Extensions that are known to be incompatible.
  • Old versions of Google Desktop
  • Corrupted Downloads cache (solved above)
  • Crashes viewing Yahoo! Mail (solution)

For more information, you can always check the mozillaZine page and the Firefox support page covering crashing issues.

Completely Uninstall, then Reinstall Firefox

This is the last, but best option. What we’ll do is completely uninstall Firefox, and then even clear out the profile folders to make sure there are no traces of any old or broken installations, and then we’ll reinstall.

The first thing you want to do, of course, is make sure that you have backups of everything… so keep reading.

Manually Backup Your Bookmarks and Saved Passwords

I always like to manually backup the two things I’m worried about: my saved passwords and my bookmarks. We can easily backup the bookmarks from Firefox directly, but to backup the passwords we’ll need to first install the Password Exporter extension (provided that Firefox doesn’t crash too soon)

Once you’ve installed it, open the Add-ons window and click the Options button on the extension.

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Now you can simply export the passwords using the button (and encrypt if you so choose).

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To backup the bookmarks, open up the Organized Bookmarks item on the menu, and choose Backup from the “Import and Backup” button/menu.

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Make sure to save both of the files out to a safe place before continuing.

Backing Up with MozBackup

You can also backup your entire profile using the MozBackup utility, which I highly recommend, since you can make sure that you have a total backup of everything in your profile. It’s a simple matter of choosing Firefox in the first screen…

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Then choose which profile to backup, if you have more than one… note that the default save location appears to be under “Documents”

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Then choose what you actually want to backup… I’d recommend just backing everything up.

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Note that if you use this to restore later, there’s some chance that the problem would re-appear because the issue is in a setting. Thankfully we can choose exactly which settings to restore from the file, so there’s no harm in backing everything up.

Uninstall Firefox

Depending on your operating system, you’ll either have to go into Add/Remove programs or “Uninstall Programs”, then find Mozilla Firefox in the list, and choose Uninstall.

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Now you’ll want to get rid of any saved profiles, since the problem could likely be there. In XP or Vista, you can find your Profile folder by typing the following into the location bar (other operating systems can check here)

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\

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Now what you’ll want to do is either just move that folder somewhere else, or you could outright delete it if you were so bold. I prefer to move it somewhere else in case I need the files again.

Install Firefox Again

Now you can simply install Firefox again, and start over with a completely clean slate. To import your passwords or bookmarks, just use the same menus that you used above to backup, but choose the restore options instead.

Hopefully one of these solves your problem… if you have another solution, be sure to leave it in the comments to help others that might be experiencing something you’ve solved.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/26/08

Comments (73)

  1. bart

    FF3.0 crashed a couple of times shortly after installing it, both in Vista and in XP. Then it stayed away, non-compatible plugins and extensions were disabled automatically. I’m sad to see the fairly new AVG Free 8.0 linkscanner not being compatible, I found it quite usefull to be honest. Great article, again!

  2. Tim

    I can’t believe it – the tablet input panel was causing the crashing. Thanks!

  3. jon

    Upgrading from Firefox 2 to 3 is the big problem – if you do a clean install with a new profile there are a lot less problems.

    Good article, though.

  4. Phil

    Thanks for the article on FF…I have had problems with the 3.0 release, however my issue seems to be related to FF directly. When I launch FF, after a few seconds, the CPU and memory usage severely increases. CPU usage goes as high as 60% (quite a bit on my AMD) and memory goes as high 150-170 MB (looks like its leaking somewhere). Normally FF memory usage for me is about 28-45 MB. While these two parameters steadily rise out of hand, FF is hanging. I have gone through numerous steps (the ones listed here as well as other “fixes”) and nothing seems to help…the problem is still there even after uninstall/reinstall and running in Safe Mode. I have done everything I can find to try to fix without rewriting FF’s code (which I don’t know how to do anyway). FF is my preferred browser, but this problem is quite ridiculous. I’m afraid I may be forced to use IE or Safari (both I consider second rate compared to FF), but this browser version is just plain broken. Any thoughts, suggestions, please feel free to shout.

    TY,
    Phil

  5. Steve

    RE: TabletPC Input Panel.

    Running FireFox 3 on an actual TabletPC I notice mine works fine. Just a heads up to those with Tablets that it may not be this.

  6. jonhill987

    The only problem I have had is that Windows Live Mail no longer works and switches to the classic interface. The only way around it I have found is an extension called IE Tab.

  7. Lukychan

    I’m Shocked, The Geek…u r Great ;) thanks :|

  8. The Geek

    @Steve:

    Thanks for that note… are you running Vista or XP? (I’ll update the post to mention it)

  9. jd2066

    Interesting that people are having problems with this.
    I upgraded my Firefox 2.x profile to Firefox 3 and Firefox 3 has been more stable for me. I haven’t seen any crashes or hangs yet with Firefox 3.

  10. The Geek

    @jd2066

    Yeah, that’s the infuriating thing about it… my laptop has no issues at all, nor does my Mac… but my other machine was crashing constantly even in safe mode, until I disabled the tablet input panel.

    One of the guys at work tried all of these steps today, and still had crashing problems… it just seems to be random.

  11. Jason B

    Question: which is better – mozbackup or FEBE?

  12. Joe Vautour

    Thanks you so much for this article! I am a huge Firefox fan and was experiencing a lot of crashes, especially when in Gmail. Thank you so much for solving my problem. I couldn’t bear the thought of abandoning Firefox. I knew there had to be a solution.

  13. Kris

    Quicktime seems to be a big problem. Try uninstalling that too.

  14. paul horton

    i installed ff3 on my computer.(xp2000) & the stupid browser looses the bookmarks & homepage.
    this happens every 10th or so opening of the homepage & I get a “another firefox is running” message when nothing is open…When I reboot it works for a while.Firefox does not appear in add/remove programs & I use norton 360 which the firewall is set at “allow” for ff..I tryed to reinstall ff2 but that won’t allow a web conction & ff says I have to close application???….Why did they try to fix something that wasn’t broke?.I think this ff3 was developed by the vista & new coke people!!!

    Hell I even tryed to restore the computer back to a couple weeks ago but that doen’t work as i believe theres something in ff3 installation to block ff2!!!

    This rebooting is becoming tiering & the Mrs is mad at me for installing firefox 3 in the 1st place!
    I noticed firefox doesn’t have a direct contact link either!!!.Cowards!
    if you have any suggestions to repair this please forward any comment & self help links to me .I’d appreciate That!.Thanks

  15. bon

    Removing Silverlight fixed all the problems for me, thanks!

  16. Recruitment Oursourcing

    Geeks, people may make fun of them when there young but they are the ones who turn out to be multi-millionaires, not the ones who are working in a car wash!

  17. hoodmulti

    Phil, you said:
    “When I launch FF, after a few seconds, the CPU and memory usage severely increases. CPU usage goes as high as 60%….”

    I had the same problem as well, it was because I have a lots of livebookmark and they were updating at once when Firefox starts, and because Mozilla team had the bookmark structure changed since firefox 2.
    I solved it by using Google Reader instead of Firefox, so there is no more livebookmark locally for me.
    I also realize Google Reader is far better at handling RSS feeds, since it shows me what I have not read.

    Hope it helps.

  18. Phil

    hoodmulti,
    you rock…that did solve my problem…I never really thought about that aspect and I did have about 40 feeds loading at FF startup…that just never occurred to me…TYVM for the insight…
    Phil

  19. Carmen

    Installed FF3 and when I tried to open it up could not get any kind of website what so ever..Had to do a system restore to get FF2 back..

  20. Joe

    FF3 is unable to detect JVM. Have to use IE for the time being for certain applications. Any thoughts would be appreciated!!!

  21. bboldi

    THANKS! Great article!

  22. bassplayer57

    Although this article does cover mostly everything, mine still errors constantly, even when I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it. It constantly comes up that it can’t detect the connection. Can anyone think of what the problem might be?

  23. Fabio

    Thank you for your suggestions! Since upgrading to Firefox 3 my Notebook running on VISTA I have experienced the browser as well as Skype to malfunction and crash. One further problem was that I was unable to open a new window in Firefox.
    I have thus run Firefox in safe mode and disabled add-ons, finding that some were not compatible with Firefox. These were namely: AVG Security Toolbar & Realplayer Save Video Add-on. A pity as both were quite useful.

  24. Sticky

    I have a Tablet, the Dell Latitude XT, and the constant crashing in FF 3 was a real problem. The fix above regarding disabling the Tablet input worked for me. I’ve just updated FF to 3.0.1 and I’m hoping the issue has been fixed as there’s not much point having a tablet pc if you can’t use pen or touch!

    There is also bug with this tablet and FF where you have to click some links twice, a fix for this can be found here.
    http://blogs.msdn.com/descapa/archive/2008/04/11/onenote-dell-xt-tablet-fix.aspx

  25. Daisy

    FF3 has been so difficult to deal with. You article was very comprehensive and helpful. I’m in safe mode now and most issues have been resolved.

    Thanks for your help, I love Geeks, mwah!

  26. sam

    Thanks for the article. I gave up on FF and had to revert to IE since I bought a new computer and it had Vista on it. I installed FF3, but it continually hung and only a reboot would release the memory it used.

    On seeing the non-compatibility list (doesn’t seem to be compatible with most of the things most users use, eg zonealarm, avast, avg, norton, skype, and many others) I couldn’t remove everything else, and just had to remove FF3. I daren’t even go back to FF2, even though I’ve uninstalled it and manually deleted it’s directories and run around regedit and removed most of the Mozilla entries, I no longer have the confidence of any version of FF to work with anything I need to use including Vista.

  27. john

    wow, thank you for this great article. after being told I had a virus on my computer as the only reason why firefox was hanging and couldn’t be fixed I went back to IE, but after reading this excellently laid out, easy to read, comprehensive article I actually braved reinstalling firefox (after completely cleaning it from the computer as per your instructions) and it seems to be working fine again.

    Thankyou.

  28. john

    Great article. Tried to reinstall FF again, but still no luck.

  29. dave

    My Vista FF3 won’t load from a dble clk on an URL shortcut. It is fine from dragging shortcut to FF3 icon and dble ck on FF3 icon. Dble clking on URL in Thunderbird (w.o FF3 running) causes the same hang. FF3 just never gets to the select a profile in those cases. After trying a dble clk URL and opening FF3 from icon or draging I get an empty FF3 window with no bookmarks! I’ve done the normal: uninstall, reinstall, make IE the default, make FF3 the default … all to no avail.

  30. Bruce Rossel

    Thank for the above article and comments, all, much appreciated! You have collectively saved my bacon.

    Uninstalling Google Desktop did the trick for me – FF3 appears to be running flawlessly now!

    Using IE for a couple of days while I was searching/getting round to attempting fixes was cumbersome!

    So glad to be back on firefox!

  31. Robert Daniels

    I cannot believe that so many people think that going through the hoops above is acceptable just to get a new version of a program to run! Shouldn’t it just run seamlessly w/o all the histrionics? FF3 is CRAP!

  32. Ravin

    After installing FF3 a few days ago i immediately noticed frequent hangs. After reading this article I disabled P2P toolbar and AVG 8.0 security toolbar so let’s see if it helps. No problems for the past half hour yet. Before that I restarted FF3 7 times within an hour.

  33. Leslie

    This new browser has ruined my whole computer. I can’t run virus protection successfully. Microsoft Word can’t shut down. The computer can’t shut down. I have deleted the whole program and running IE but it is as slow as dial-up and still having to close programs with freezeups and end-tasks. The same thing has happened to my kids computer exactly at the same time as uploading Firefox 3.0.1. Something bad is wrong with this browser. I won’t be uploading again after I get this figured out. I have been trying to find an upload for a older Firefox but I can’t find any. They all seem to link you up to 3.0.1. Firefox has some splainning to do. I loved my old Firefox I wish I never upgraded.

  34. Paul E. Leicht

    Hi, I upgraded FF from 2.x to 3 after Laborday weekend and everything seemed ok. Now it seems I have to revert certain pages to IE!! using the IE Tab addin in order to use them. Specifically several streaming pages one a radio station and one of which I wrote for my homemade mp3s (using embedded objects). I don’t understand why the streaming won’t work in 3 when it did in 2.x and other plugins seem to function.

    I haven’t had any crashes (knock on formica) and generally performance has been the same if not slightly better…though I am NOT a fan of the favorites/bookmark stars in the address bar. And Im not too thrilled with the added tab Most Visited…I want THAT functionality in my address bar as per the older versions. Other than that I do not see much difference. Anyone who can tell me how to fix the embeded streaming problem please comment here.

  35. Malik

    Firefox used to be my favourite browser, but the instability of FF3 has sent me back to using IE7 and Opera 9.52

  36. chris

    wow this article really helped me.. thanks a lot

  37. Asha

    None of you trouble shooting works in my case. Firefox 3 is unquestionably broken. It crashes on about one in four links that I click on. I’ve tried installing it on an older computer, with and without a clean install and old profiles. I also tried clean installing it on a brand new computer and the issues were exactly the same. The OS also doesn’t seem to change anything (if anything, it crashes more with a clean install on a brand new computer running Vista with no plugins or extensions). This program is a piece of crap, and once again, I’m going to have to uninstall it and go back to the old Firefox.

  38. paul

    we installed Firefox 3 after firefox 2 refused to allow a gamesite to load & useing IE7 proved to be a slow alternative to ff2….firefox 3 works great , but , every so often when you bring up the webpage I get a blank & if I hit the “Home’ icon I get a general “Google” start page?????.So after a reboot it works normally for a few times then looses the homepage & I have to restart!!???
    other than that firefox 3 works great…….any ideas how to fix this.The mozilla page has no email links.(like their hiding!!)..I would appreciate any help on how to correct the homepage issue!
    Thanks
    Paul

  39. Paul Horton

    well seek & you will find!…..Now I can’t refind the link to pass the info along
    This site told me to copy/paste a line into start run…It opened up my profile & told me to delete an rdf file
    & close that off………saying it would reinstall next time I opened firefox………It works & the homepage sticks now!!!!.I’ll keep looking for that link

  40. ff2_works

    FF3 crashes all too often when I check stock quotes using google finance. Safe Mode didn’t really help. I am going to try Opera for a while.

  41. Mike

    Firefox 3 will not hold my home page if I swith to IE. When I go back to FF it shows me a blank page. when I click on homepage icon, it gives me the firefox home page instead. I have to restart system, and then it appears. Also, it will not let me install Flash Player plug-in.

  42. web design sydney

    Great article thanks, I have tried all these steps and FF3 still hangs after starting.

  43. Nate

    Thanks so much for writing this article! my brother had this same problem, this helped a lot!

  44. Danny

    I have had FF 3.01 since it came out and had upgraded from the first versions. Unfortunately, it seems to get buggier, more bloated, and slower with each. It has most recently begun to crash, lose bookmarks (including from the profile!), and hangs when I try to open the tools tab. After hours of unpaid labor trying to fix the problems of Mozilla, I have come to the conclusion that the best cure is control panel>add/delete programs>firefox.>uninstall.

  45. rafael

    ff3 > yahoo > gameknot > blitz chess : first move , limited to 3rd rank ( opera , safari = ok ) +

    yahoo email , int . reporting errors / will not complete action / freezes ( other browsers ok ) ;

    maybe should go back to a mac , since safari seems to do most everything well – if a bit slow ;

  46. Lucas

    I just had to uninstall FF3. My laptop ( running on Vista 32) after the upgrade to FF3 was working for first 10min, then completly freezing either the FF was on or off, no exceptions. The FF3 must be full of bugs. After unistalling it, the notebook works flawlessly again. It’s just sad cuz I loved FF2 and now I must go back to IE.

  47. KS2 Problema

    Like many folks, I had come to depend on FF2. Hearing some muttering about problems with FF3, I resisted the temptation to jump on board. But as a web developer, I knew I’d have to eventually. But it was the increasingly dire warnings from Mozilla/FF about the increasing security threat that the no longer supported FF2 had become that finally got me to move.

    Well — surprise — FF3 is REALLY buggy. I’ve stripped down my extensions. I have a very tight machine. Chrome and IE run fine. But FF… dang!

    It hangs up. It freezes. After a certain period, Flash-based content will no longer run. Even the superbly dependable YouTube can’t be made to work without CLOSING ALL INSTANCES of FF (shades of Windows 3 system-wide crashes, eh?) and reopening it. And that’s only a temporary fix.

    Yet, to read the FF-worshiping tech media, you’d think it was the greatest thing since sliced butter. Or something.

  48. KS2 Problema

    PS… maximum divine irony: this page WILL NOT RENDER in FF3 on my machine. Comes up fine in IE. Comes up fine in Chrome.

    Sigh.

  49. Paul E Leicht

    “PS… maximum divine irony: this page WILL NOT RENDER in FF3 on my machine. Comes up fine in IE. Comes up fine in Chrome.

    Sigh.”

    It renders fine in my version of ff3.04. Odd.

  50. Redza

    I’ve tried everything since FF3 released. Nothing worked. As a web developer FF2 is a great browser to work with, and now I could only get FF2 (3 still refused to start) portable working. So for all you guys still hooked on FF, try FF portable from http://portableapps.com

  51. Tore

    Lately I am having problems with Firefox 3 when I am using Googles gmail. My mail does not open
    and I am told to use the alternative .html modus owing to slow connection. My connection is NOT slow so that is not the answer. When in this modus, my google maps will also not open,just showing a yellow blanc screen. However,when my gmail account opens normally, so does my google maps???
    This is only happening in Firefox. I also notice lately that all clickable links in Firefox are shown in ugly pink boxes? Any body have ideas what it could be?

  52. jd2066

    @Tore: It’s quite possible that it’s an add-on is conflicting with Firefox 3. I would recommend running Safe Mode to see if it helps.

  53. LH Lee

    I upgraded to FF3 and it always give me the same answer when I start it up – cannot detect connection. I have uninstalled and installed it at least 6 times and still it doesn’t work… Very frustrating!

    Have to get back to IE for now… Anyone can help me with this problem? I think bassplayer57 has the same problem as me. Please help, as I love FF!

    Thanks,
    LH Lee

  54. Alli

    Just a curious bit of info. Since I upgraded my Bitdefender antivirus 2008 to Bitdefender 2009 about 3 months ago, My Firefox 3 browser has progressively ‘not responded’ (hanging or failing completely). It was getting to the point where I could not even close a window without all Firefox windows ‘not responding’ and having to end the program and reboot. That let me to this site.
    As it turns out, after trying several things, the whole issue came down to the Bitdefenders Anti-phishing tool bar!!!! As soon as I disabled that add-on, amazingly, it’s like there never was a problem to begin with. Interesting enough, I also use the Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet/pen. I thought after reading this article, that was my issue, but when I disabled it’s docking, the problem persisted, so that was not the issue. Anyway just wanted to post this FYI. Might help someone else.

  55. mike

    Had this program, tried every thing and could not fix it, final just upgraded to the new beta version and do not have the problem any more

  56. interested party

    After reading all of this and trying everything, I did the following and now have a stable Firefox.
    I did not bother to keep bookmarks, history or passwords.
    If you care about that stuff, back up your bookmarks, history or passwords before you do this…

    1) Download CCleaner. You can find it at filehippo.com
    2) Use CCleaner to remove Firefox, Adobe Reader, and Flash
    3) Use CCleaner to clean the registry
    4) Remove the Mozilla folder in C:\Program Files
    5) Remove the Mozilla folder in C:\Documents and Settings\–username–\Application Data (hidden folder)
    6) Remove the Mozilla folder in C:\Documents and Settings\–username–\Local Settings(hiddenf folder) \Application Data
    7) Restart
    8) Install Firefox 3.x
    9) Install Adobe DRM, Reader and Flash

    Done. This worked for me.

  57. Albert

    instability with FF 3.0 Email, etc especially from incoming mail. Suddenly many files at once try to come on.

    How to fix this mess and make FF behave.

  58. Albert

    instability with FF 3.0 Email, etc especially from incoming mail. Suddenly many files at once try to come on.

    How to fix this mess and make FF behave. I forgot to say it’s on Mac OS 10.4

  59. Sandy

    Very comprehensive, thanks. I can’t seem to find anything resembling my problem. Jst got a new computer with Vista 64-bit. Upgraded froma system running Firefox 3.0 on XP. Used Mozbackup to save my Firefox settings and installed a clean Firefox on new computer. I did have the download problem, described above, but I also find that when I open up Add Ons and click on any add on option, the window seems to be blocked by some invisible window or pop up. O cannot click anywhere on the Add on Pop up and end up having to close Firefox.

  60. ijstaartindeoven

    I disabled Java and Fx 3.5 isn’t crashing anymore.

  61. Dave

    I can’t get it to even open. I completely uninstalled and then reinstalled. The icon shortcut is on my screen. It’s in programs. But when I click on “Open” nothing happens.

  62. Dabrar

    It is working well, but I find that some things remain unchanged. I’m still getting this annoying message
    and the incumbant inconvenience. I was hoping this would be fixed.

    “To display this page, Firefox must send information that will repeat any action (such as a search or order confirmation) that was performed earlier.”

  63. Ryuu Majin

    I have been frustrated with Firefox 3.5 recently that sometimes it could or could not view Flash Movies or certain COMMON website like youtubes and twitter. It’s like it doesn’t go anywhere or load either. I have felt more than enough of it and then I uninstall it and reinstall the old Firefox 2. So far, it’s been more stable for my Windows XP than the 3rd one. Yeah, there’s some picky softwares like Orbits who wants to be compatible with FF3 or several plugsins, but I guess I won’t mind a bit more work, as long as I got a stable browsing,

    So far, I still like FF2 and feel that like betrayed by Firefox 3 for the being unstable. I really want to wait until FF3 is thoroughly safe and not picky at browsing certain websites.

  64. K Blackledge

    Help, I have been working with Money 2005 just fine until Friday. I left it up on my screen and left home, when I came back my computer was off. When I opened my computer, I was able to open Foxfire, but as soon as I tried to open my Money 2005 account, it keep shutting down and saying Foxfire had crashed. I have 2 accounts in Money and was able to open one to work on it but unable to get the other one opened. Now, I can’t open either one of them and a box keeps telling me Foxfire has crashed……it is like it isn’t even there any more!!! Please tell me what to do, thank you. KB

  65. kim jensen

    it newer works properly and go to pages i nevr clickt on so it realy suks this is even worse than explorer!!1

  66. Tom

    I have been using FireFox since its debut and it was great… Like an idiot I upgraded to the new version…..DONT DO IT….But if you are here reading this you probably did it didnt you…..well after my upgrade, firefox locked up tighter than Fort Knox, So I did what most people would of done, first I tried to restore my system, tried six seperate points, all of which rstored my FireFox to previous version however still locked up. With no success, I went back to the restore when I downloaded the update. When I tried to uninstall my update, said a version was open and it couldn’t, so I ctrl-alt del and closed the open process, still could not unistall, so I searched in my windows search from start menu for Fire Fox, found all files, right clicked and deleted them, I still found some extensions in my I-tunes program folder. After all of this I went back to add remove programs and clicked FireFox and all versions were gone. I lost all my bookmarks, luckily I had all my bookmarks and passwords in a composition book beside my computer. Luckily my Internet Explorer worked and I got right on the net again. Did I download the new FireFox again…Damn Straight……and right back to the same locked up mess again. So I repeated the same removal process again….Well I am on Internet Explorer typing this message for you….My advice if the version of FireFox you are using is working dont upgrade. if you dont have FireFox and was going to install the new and improved faster version… Don’t.

  67. s.prabhu

    my computer having firebox.it has make some problems.the fire fox did not open.its given some comments.the application or dll c\program file\relevantknowledge\rlls.dll is not a valid windows images. please cheak this against your installation diskette. so how to solve. pls sent sms.

  68. John

    For the last couple of days, I have not been able to open hotmail messages, my yahoo page is distorted, and I cannot access the facebook chat box to chat with online friends. I have opened up Safari and all those sites work just fine, so I know it is something with the firefox browser. Can someone please help me? I like firefox so I would rather not have to switch permanently to another browser. Help please?

  69. Mike Fruitytwanda'lisha Hunt/Hawk

    FF 3
    caught the HIV

  70. Mike Fruitytwanda'lisha Hunt/Hawk

    so did i

  71. Mike Fruitytwanda'lisha Hunt/Hawk

    spamming words

  72. Mike Fruitytwanda'lisha Hunt/Hawk

    rape ftw

  73. Mike Fruitytwanda'lisha Hunt/Hawk

    Liam likes men and other sexual deviants like Brian and Connor

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