Closed Bug 438886 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago

Firefox 3 freezes for 30-50 seconds when first started


(Toolkit :: Startup and Profile System, enhancement)

Windows XP
Not set





(Reporter: never_junk, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.9.1a1pre) Gecko/2008061203 Minefield/3.1a1pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.9.1a1pre) Gecko/2008061203 Minefield/3.1a1pre

Firefox 3 is unresponsive for 30-50 seconds when first started.  This is accompanied by a lot of disk thrashing.  After that first lockup, it seems to run fine.  I believe this started happening after I added my Bookmarks from Firefox 2 (which does not have this problem).  Is Firefox 3 trying to preload my RSS feeds?  This has happened with every release candidate I have tired, plus the last two nightly builds, Jun-11 & Jun-12.

My hardware/software is a Thinkpad T43, 1.86GHz, 2GB memory, Windows XP SP3.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot computer
2. start Firefox
3. try to do anything after Firefox starts up: click on Toolbar bookmarks, etc.
Actual Results:  
Boot computer, or if already booted, make sure you are starting Firefox 3 for the first time since booting.  This happens the first time Firefox is started after booting.  It occasionally happens after Firefox is shut down for a while and then is restarted.  However, if it is restarted right away (within a couple of minutes), there is no lockup/freeze.

Expected Results:  
Firefox is unresponsive for 30-50 seconds, i.e., nothing happens when clicking on any menu item, bookmark, etc.

Firefox should respond.
This sounds like a dupe of bug 397993.
Please resolve this bug as a duplicate if you think it is.
Yes, this does sound like the same bug as 397993.  Sorry my search of the bug database didn't turn up bug_397993 before I entered this one.

Severity: normal → enhancement
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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