This is a rather annoying problem. This does not happen with the browser but only when I start the mailnews with - mail on commandprompt(it could be the same problem via the menu) buildid: 2002092617 What I see: Splashscreen shows. Nothing more. I can see that it takes a lot of memory. The workaround I use is to delete the registry.dat file and recreate my e- mailaccount. Then it will work again. It works until I install a new nightly(or two). Then it just hangs and I have to remove the registry again. Is there a way for me to "create" a startup-log?
By any chance are you using 3rd-party themes such as Pinball or Orbit?
No.. I'm using the Classic View
Reporter, close Mozilla completely, then try to start Mozilla Mail directly from the Windows Start Menu. Does that work?
I'm having this same problem. Closing Mozilla and starting mail again does not help. If I do that, that task manager in NT says mozilla is using 100 percent of the processor time. In my experience, that means an application is hung when running on windows nt 4.0 workstation.
I can confirm that Problem with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; de-AT; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030204 and all others in the last few weeks. For some time (=several builds) it was impossible for me to start mozilla directly with "-mai", actually I have a big rate of hangs, but I can not find a way to make it 100% reproducable.
I can confirm that Problem with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 I found after some experimentation that replacing the XUL.mfl file in the user's profile with one from a newly generated profile fixed the problem (at least for now). I experienced this problem once before, and a re-install and regenration of the profile fixed it then too.
I can confirm with Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030925 Every startup of mail/news would hang. The window would draw, and the mail/news would look like it was loading my mail, but would then hang. Windows did not redraw, attempting to close the application using the window controls did not work. Killing at the application was the only way to shut it down. moved my .mozilla directory to .mozilla.bak, restarted eliminated the hang. Help requested with finding actual files that might cause this.
fixed and bienvenu agrees. closing WFM