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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 10:21 am

I get the Warning: Unresponsive script error every time I open Firefox. The dom.max fix doesn't work at all for me. I have multiple user accounts set up on this computer and Firefox seems to open fine on every other user account but mine. I only get the error when I first open Firefox each time and it takes about 20-30 seconds to start up before the error pops up. If I click Continue it will bring the error box back up again endlessly. If I click End Script it will open up Firefox. It's not coming up because of any site because I have my homepage set as about:blank. This is really annoying and I don't know how to fix it. No cures I've seen anywhere work. Please help!

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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 10:27 am

Anonymous wrote:I get the Warning: Unresponsive script error every time I open Firefox. The dom.max fix doesn't work at all for me. I have multiple user accounts set up on this computer and Firefox seems to open fine on every other user account but mine. I only get the error when I first open Firefox each time and it takes about 20-30 seconds to start up before the error pops up. If I click Continue it will bring the error box back up again endlessly. If I click End Script it will open up Firefox. It's not coming up because of any site because I have my homepage set as about:blank. This is really annoying and I don't know how to fix it. No cures I've seen anywhere work. Please help!


sorry i forgot to login. also... the only add-ons i have right now are adblocker and this veoh browser plug-in i can't seem to uninstall. and neither of them is as old as this problem. this has been going on for as long as i can remember and i'm just tired of waiting that 20-30 seconds before firefox opens.

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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 11:23 am

Anonymous wrote:No cures I've seen anywhere work. Please help!

Which cures did you try? Did you try the suggestions here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unresponsive_Script_Warning
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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 11:58 am

i seem to have tried all of those. all the problems i've seen people having seem to be coming from specific websites they are looking at. that isn't my problem. i don't get the error when i'm using firefox at all. except at the very beginning when i first start it up. but it happens every single time. so it doesn't log into the error console because its not on an actual website to log. its before i've even used firefox to do anything.

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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 12:23 pm

Does that happen in the Firefox SafeMode?
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode


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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 1:16 pm

yes. i just tried it in safe mode and it happened. i think its a hopeless problem at this point. nothing seems to be working.

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Post Posted July 21st, 2007, 11:20 pm

I've often wondered why the notification for a unresponsive script doesn't indicate which page, site, tab or window the warning is from. If it did, .you could choose to close or navigate away from the problem
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Post Posted July 22nd, 2007, 4:22 am

It can be caused by a script that is running in an extension.
That timeout delay can be an indication: for website JavaScript code the timeout is 10 seconds and for chrome code (extensions) the timeout is 20 seconds.

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Post Posted July 22nd, 2007, 11:28 pm

schapel wrote:Try creating a new profile: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manag ... ew_profile


hallelujah, dude! this actually worked for me. and after a few minutes of (semi)painfully transferring everything over to the new profile i'm back to loving firefox %100. thanks!

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Post Posted July 23rd, 2007, 5:38 pm

Great! I've added the suggestion of creating a new profile to http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unresponsive_Script_Warning

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Post Posted August 5th, 2007, 10:04 am

Only adding a "yup" that I experienced this problem once again, quite randomly 8-9 times in the last week, and creating a new profile is the only instruction that helped alleviate.

For curios quests, I tried to copy all my previous profile over to another PC with the same Firefox installation (different hardware but similar software installations) and it didn't produce the same error at all (hasn't so far in a week yet anyway). Any idea of a possible explanation?

Thanks.

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Post Posted August 5th, 2007, 4:42 pm

If it is not caused by your profile then that would indicate that the problem is caused by other (security) software.
Does the other computer have the same firewall and anti-virus software?

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Post Posted August 5th, 2007, 6:42 pm

Yes it has the same software in all ways, especially security (very minor differences, being just the IM and video editing software installed). Both are actually the same corporate HDD backup using an OEM VLK OS [Windows XP Professional SP2]. The first "affected" HDD is at around 50% fitness (large reallocated sector count) so that's why I switched to using the second one (a backup) at home, where I found this discrepancy.

All Firefox settings and installations are exactly the same as far as I can see (without checking coding or file differences).

One weird happening is this: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1 Mnenhy/0.7.4.666 - Build ID: 2007072518

Would you know any reason as to why Mnenhy listed there while it's been uninstalled for a very long time? (more than 7 months IIRC)

BTW, I know of all the recent board happenings of which I'm glad to not have taken part in, as well as the server problems and search changes, but of note would be two errors others are reporting around online that I'm also experiencing:

#1: No email notifications for threads where they existed before on mozillaZine.
#2: A "server down" error is appearing very frequently on this forum since 3 days now (as far as I've experienced).

Thanks.

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Post Posted August 5th, 2007, 6:52 pm

Just an update:

I've received your last reply email notification just now (I have no network connectivity problems).

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