Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#26814 closed defect (not a bug)

tor won't start on windows 10

Reported by: Grabler Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Critical Keywords: startup
Cc: Actual Points:
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tor won't run on my windows 10 pc, hp
I had it running a few weeks ago. I had to reset windows.
I am trying to install tor now, version 7.5.6
I use firefox as my regular browser
I get the error msg:
"The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022)
Click OK to close the application"
I tried rebooting, permissions, nothing works
I checked the wiki and blog, the issue was not addressed.
I checked stack exchange, no help.
I turned off my anti virus, web root, no help
disabled MS Onedrive startup
looked at mailing list, no help
looked at tor bug tracker site
nothing helps
any ideas?

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by dgoulet

Component: Core TorApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by mcs

Status: newneeds_information

I am not familiar with this specific problem, but you can find some potentially helpful advice here:

(since Tor Browser is based on Firefox, the advice there should be applicable).

Some things to try:

  • Completely remove Tor Browser and install a new copy. Maybe you already did that if you reinstalled Windows 10 though.
  • Double check that your anti-malware/anti-virus software is not interfering with Tor Browser. You may need to completely uninstall that kind of software and then reboot Windows to be sure it is not interfering.
  • Install a copy of Firefox ESR 52.9.0 and see if you encounter the same problem.
  • Try starting Tor Browser as Administrator (this is not recommended as a long term solution though).

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by Grabler

Thanks for the reply mcs!
I tried all your advice--new tor install, new firefox install
got error msg: cant load xpcom
i'm about to give up for now
besides i got epic browser, nice new version
thanks again

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by mcs

Resolution: not a bug
Status: needs_informationclosed

Closing as "not a bug" because we don't have enough information to determine if this is a bug in Tor Browser. Grabler, if you want more help later please start here: (the #tor IRC channel can be a good place to go for interactive help).

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by arma

Yes, this definitely sounds like a webroot issue.

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