selecting an email item to read causes total computer lockup requiring reboot

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Message Display
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critical
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Joe Mehaffey, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

I get about 120 emails a day.  Every day two or three will cause Mozilla to
completely FREEZE.  Worse,  the entire computer is VERY BUSY and it is not
possible to get into the Windows Security window (ctl+alt+ delete).  This was
not a problem in (I think) version 1.4rc2 and earlier.  The rest of my family
has had the same problem and have reverted to 1.4rc2 as of tonight.  This is a
terrible problem and if it is not fixed soon,  I will have to abandon 1.4
release version myself..

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Just keep selecting an incoming email and one or another will freeze the computer.
2.
3.

Comment 1

15 years ago
*** Bug 215725 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
wfm from Mozilla M16 -> Mozilla 0.6 -> Mozilla1.5a on win2k

A complete lookup from a NT based system (wimdows NT/2k/XP) can not be cazsed by
Mozilla, only triggered because Mozilla doesn't install a driver that runs on
CPU Level 0

Comment 3

15 years ago
My OS is Windows XP.

I confirm this problem is version 1.4. Total lockup of machine occurs every 3 to
5 messages read. The problem was so bad I had to abandon use of version 1.4

Problem still exists in version 1.5 Alpha, but it's frequency is less, occuring
perhaps once per day.

As soon as you click a message header, the cursor goes "busy" (hourglass with
arrow), but the message never appears in the preview pane. At the point the
machine is locked up. When I say locked up I mean the Windows UI is locked. Jobs
running in the background seem to continue to run, but you cannot change windows
to access them or close them. You cannot bring up the task manager to kill
Mozilla via any method. For all purposes, the OS is dead. The only way to
restart is a hard reset. If you had any other programs running with open files,
you've lost that data because you must reset.

Comment 4

15 years ago
I have determined this problem occurs only on a Windows 2000 or XP system that
is also using a program called GOBACK (a disk rollback utility), and only with
version 3.21.106, which is the current version. When using the previous revision
3.11.59 I do not get any lockups. The problem also does not occur on Windows
98SE with 3.21.106, so this may be related only to NTFS file systems or the NT
OS itself. The 2000 and XP systems that exhibit the failure are both NTFS. I
have A/B tested this on two different systems, one with XP, the other 2000. When
using 3.21.106 it always locks up after reading only a few messages, and when
the older rev is installed it does not lockup even after over 200 messages were
read. The problem also only occurs when reading new messages (bolded headers).
If you read already read messages, it does not lock up. This problem appears to
have started with version 1.4 and is also in 1.5A and Thunderbird 0.1. It should
be easy to locate the failure now that the exact cause is known, and is highly
repeatable.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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Last Resolved: 12 years ago
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