My IBM Thinkpad running XP sp3 crashed when upgraded to Firefox 12.0 and Java Platform SE 6U29 was disabled.

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
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RESOLVED INVALID
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: clark, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows XP
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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
Build ID: 20120420145725

Steps to reproduce:

Mozilla prompted an upgrade to Firefox 12.0 and then recommended that Java Platform SE 6U29 6.0.290.211 on my system be disabled for "stability or security" problems, which I allowed.


Actual results:

My Lenovo Thinkpad T42 running XP Professional sp3 crashed when the Java Platform (which had caused no problems until then!) was disabled. On power-up, the screen reads:
"Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.2.17
Intel(R) Boot Agent PXE Basecode (BA1217BC)
PXE-F53: No Boot Filename Received
Operating System Not Found"
and will go no further.


Expected results:

I followed Mozilla recommendations and should have had a successful upgrade instead of a dead laptop.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Mozilla has disabled the Java plugin in Firefox for versions lower than 6.0.310, but not the Java application itself.
Firefox can only interact with your system (BSOD in the worst case) if it's launched, which is not the case for your issue, and your graphics drivers are obsolete (use HW acceleration since Firefox 4).

So this symptom is not caused by Firefox but by your computer. See http://www.computing.net/answers/hardware/pxe53-no-boot-filename-received/5818.html

Comment 2

6 years ago
invallid per comment 1
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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