downloaded setup.exe from several sites including mozilla mirror site and all opened with error saying application error and would not run setup




14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: cndmiller, Assigned: bugs)


1.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)
Build Identifier: 

setup would not run on my xp machine. came back with application error

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

14 years ago
What is the exact error message?

Give an URL for a file and a checksum for that, so others can check if you have
a corrupt file or not.

Comment 2

14 years ago
please provide more information (exact url, error message and checksum) and reopen.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 3

14 years ago
1. at I bug on the download firefox 1.0 for windows, english (4.7 
2.xp returns a security warning, about setup.exe, asking if I want to run or 
save file. I have tried both direct run and save and then run setup.exe. it 
then comes back with a warning saying unknown publisher, do I want to continue.
3. When I do run or save setup will be extracted and then I get the following 
error report:
The application failed to initialize properly(0x0000005) Click to cancel 
Resolution: INVALID → ---

Comment 4

14 years ago
-> Installer

From private mail:

I downloaded the setup file from numerous sites to and including:
I duplicated the same actions using netscape instead of explorer and I
downloaded from:
//ftp:/ and the I got the same
result/message as before
The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000005) Please click OK to
terminate application.
total size of the file setup.exe for firefox 1.0 that I downloaded was 4803 kb
Component: Download Manager → Installer
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch

Comment 5

14 years ago
It seems to me that there is rather an Internet Explorer bug here :)
I got the same error message after downloading (using IE 6/ Windows 2000)the
Firefox installer (1.0) from a ftp server (I don't remember the host). 
I think that IE performed an ASCII transfer from the FTP site, instead of a
binary one. 
Solution: try downloading the Firefox setup file using a real FTP client, not IE.
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Last Resolved: 14 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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