User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803 After sp2 install any launching of mozilla results in nothing happening. No process, nothing. Re-installing appears to go well but still nothing when launching the program. Uninstalled and re-installed to no avail. I don't know if this is related to bug 233765 or not. This is not an athlon (p4) and there is no crach - just no evidence of anything happening. I have not tried removing sp2. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.install mozilla 2.install sp2 3.
Problem is related to windows compatibility mode. I run in win2k mode, due to bug 225894. Now Moz won't run but in native xp mode, which of course brings the falsh bug back into play.
Summary: XP SP2 Breaks Mozilla → XP SP2 Breaks Mozilla (windows compatibility mode problem)
Playing around in windows compatibility manager I have found that the setting causing the problem is the "VirtualRegistry" setting. Selecting win2k compat then unchecking this setting, save and install, causes Moz to once again run.
how do you get to the "windows compatibility manager" and make these settings?
(In reply to comment #3) > how do you get to the "windows compatibility manager" and make these settings? WCM is a full blown manager of compatability settings. In XP you can right click a file and choose compatibility but this only gives you some blanket fixes, the WCM lets you be much more selective on the fixes applied. See http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=225894#c32 for explicit details. Follow the instructions but in this case (not caring about flash) only uncheck the 'virtualregistry' checkbox.
I'm unable to reproduce this problem on two different XP SP2 machines, one a P4 and the other an AMD64. I've tested with admin and limited accounts and cannot trigger a failure.
-1.0 per bsmedberg if this is ?1.0, so why not confirmed ?
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0? → blocking-aviary1.0-
(In reply to comment #5) > I'm unable to reproduce this problem on two different XP SP2 machines, one a P4 I've just checked again (1.8a3) and if I mark mozilla.exe to run in win 2k compatibility mode, it dies. It does nothing at all visible when executed. I am on xp sp2 (of course) with all current updates. P4 3.0e. Maybe related to the install sequence? I did not try a setup where win xp sp2 was in place before a mozilla install was made.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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