debugger seems to turn on and scan local drives, including usb drives




2 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: jmichae3, Unassigned)


50 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

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2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
Build ID: 20161104212021

Steps to reproduce:

use debugger on a remote web page. usb drive dock is attached.

Actual results:

turns drive on and computer locks up for 5 minutes at a time. then powers drive down. startech satdocku3sef. have not had such problems before with this dock.

Expected results:

should not have turned on this drive.
I have tested your issue on latest FF release v50.0 and latest Nightly build (Build ID: 20161123030208)and could not reproduce it. I have connected an USB Drive dock from Icy Box to the PC and as for HDD I've used an Wested Digital Blue 250GB. I have accessed various websites and use debugger on them and inspected multiple elements from the page. During this time the HDD was not used.

Can you provide a more accurate test case or steps? Please provide also the webpage on which this issue has been encountered. 

Can you please retest this using latest Nightly build ( and report back the results ? When doing this, please use a new clean Firefox profile, maybe even safe mode, to eliminate custom settings as a possible cause ( Please do this also for the release Firefox version.
Flags: needinfo?(jmichae3)

Comment 2

2 years ago
then I don't know where the problem stems from. it doesn't seem to be doing it on my side now. strange. it looked quite reproducible.
I don't know what the underlying Windows OS (XP media center edition 2005) is doing.
if I use nightly, I can't use production stable anymore. and I do a lot of debugging and development of production code with it.
I cannot supply the code, it is part of a semi-commercial library.

Comment 3

2 years ago
just close this bug. after upgrading to 50.1 it seems to have gone away. so it looks fixed.

Comment 4

2 years ago
tip: if you are using the drive with NTFS, make sure you power off the drive after the machine is off, unless you are in hibernation then do not power it off. take it out of hibernation (resume), and the shutdown the machine. after computer has powered off, then it is safe to power off the drive. if computer is in hibernation and the list of drives changes, you can lose a filesystem completely without a way to get it back. I even tried recovery utilities. besides, it's nicer on the unit's power supply.
Closing this as per comment 3 . 

Please feel free to reopen it or file a new bug if you are still experiencing this issue.
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(jmichae3)
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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