Alert message appears after a while in Firefox telling me the there is a problem, I can't seem to figure it out.




12 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: kutekittee109, Unassigned)


1.5.0.x Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: CLOSEME 07/05)



12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/Firefox/1.5

One day, out of the blue, I open Firefox and an ALERT message appears. I ignored  it and kept on in the browser. Then I started to notice things. I couldn't login in to my e-mail, it didn't let me login to my forums. It basically didin't log me into anything! Then I tried to search on the top-right hand search bar, and still, nothing appeared.I tried to fix it but I had no luck, so I gave up. Not since recently, I've been trying to fix it again and yet it appears again. The ALERT message says as following...

"Could not initialize the browser's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your browser's profile directory. Please check that htis directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the browser and fix the problem. If you continue to use this browser session, you might see incorrect behaviour when accessing security features."

I went into and searched for things that I could do to fix the problem. I did as it said, to make a new profile. I worked for a while. It finally let me login to my e-mail account and any other accounts. I was too excited to even try the search bar. I went to to download the toolbar and everything went perfect. When I restart Firefox, the toolbar isn't there and i was logged off of my e-mail account. When I try to log in a agin, the ALERT message appears....AGAIN!!! The next time I tried. I logged into my accounts just fine and then I noticed I still couldn't use the search bar. And everytime I went to make a new profile, the last profile I had made, was earase. Even if I fix it and do nothing, after a while, the ALERT message appears again.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to the Start Up menu and click Run...
2.type firefox.exe -ProfileManager on Create Profile next
5.wirite your/my name or anytyhing to identify the profile Finish
7.a new profile is made under 'defult' on the new profile to highlight and then click on Start Firefox

Actual Results:  
It works fine for a while except for the search bar, but then it crashes again, popping up with the same ALERT message.

Expected Results:  
It should have come back to normal!

Since the ALERT message says that there is somthing wrong with the profile, I went to this site ( ) to try and fix it.
Please work with the community support folks listed at to get help and to gather the additional details we'll need to resolve this issue.
Group: security

Comment 2

12 years ago
I'm sorry, but I do not have Outlook Express. I cannot come in contact with them. I have told you all I know. I know very little about computers and I was lucky to even get this far...
Summary: Alert message appears after a while in Firefox telling me the there is a problem, I can;t seem to figure it out. → Alert message appears after a while in Firefox telling me the there is a problem, I can't seem to figure it out.
Reporter, do you still see this problem with the latest Firefox 2?
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 07/05
Version: unspecified → 1.5.0.x Branch

Comment 4

11 years ago
Resolving as INCOMPLETE because of comment #2 and the lack of response to comment #3.

Reporter, if you still see this problem with the latest Firefox 3 beta and it becomes possible to work with the community team to get additional information, per comment #1, feel free to re-open this bug and provide any new information you collected.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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