[tbb-bugs] #13224 [Tor Browser]: Intermittent Tor startup

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Tue Sep 23 02:48:28 UTC 2014

#13224: Intermittent Tor startup
 Reporter:  astabula     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect       |         Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Keywords:               |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:               |         Points:
 Tor 3.6.5 was downloaded and installed without issue on a Win 7, 32 bit
 system. First startup of Tor was OK, with the Tor connection status popup
 opening and closing, followed by opening of the Firefox browser. Shutdown
 was OK and both Tor and Firefox were closed out as confirmed by checking
 in Windows process explorer. Upon attemting a restart of Tor, the
 connection status window opened and closed as before, but the Firefox
 window would not open after 5 minutes. Windows process explorer showed
 Firefox and Tor to be running. No error messages were received. Tor was
 then deleted and reinstalled and the exact same effects as described above
 occurred. A third attempt was made trying to run Tor "as an administrator"
 but the exact same effects occurred.

 Firefox v. 32.0.2 is also resident on the system but was not running. This
 version was removed and Tor was deleted; and then Tor was reinstalled.
 This time Tor could be opened and closed without difficulty multiple times
 by "running as administrator". Tor was then closed and Firefox v.32.0.2
 was reinstalled. The exact effect occurred as originally described above.
 Tor versions prior to 3.6.3 did not exhibit this issue on my system.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13224>
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