From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; QXW03354; Q312461) BuildID: 2002050708 This build was always working fine so far and suddenly Mozilla crashed, don't know why. From this moment on I couldn't start it anymore, it crashes immediately. I did a reboot, but it still happens. It says an error takes place in necko.dll Reproducible: Every time. Steps to Reproduce: 1. I just open Mozilla, that's all. Actual Results: Mozilla craches during splash screen! Expected Results: Mozilla should start normally. I used talkback. The talkback ID is TB6153798G
Reporter: Can you delete all files in your cache folder (in your user Profile) ?
Severity: blocker → critical
I deleted all files in the folder named 'Cache' in my profile directory, Mozilla still crashes during splash screen.
try this : run "mozilla -profilemanager" and create an additional test profile.
New profile works fine, old one still crashes. How can Mozilla destory my profile? Any idea where the error is in the profile, so I can fix it without losing my profile?
Okay, got it working again. I just had to remove the XUL.mfl file in my profile directory, which was 50% bigger than in the test profile. What's this file anyway? Mozilla seems to re-create it on every start-up. If there's any interest, I can post this file here.
-> wfm (corrupt profile) Mozilla use a special language for his UI : XUL This file contains some XUL elements in a compiled format that mozilla doesn't recompile it everytime... (AFAIK)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Shouldn't there be some kind of protection against this error? E.g. shouldn't the XUL.mfl loader detect that the file has been corrupted somehow (e.g. through a crash of Mozilla) and then not use it on next start-up, but delete and rebuild it, so that errors like this one can't take place anymore?
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