Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#4961 closed defect (worksforme)

Vidalia/Tor Browser Bundle freezes on start -Windows XP SP3

Reported by: dusf Owned by: chiiph
Priority: Very High Milestone:
Component: Archived/Vidalia Version: Tor: 0.2.2.35
Severity: Keywords: freeze, start, freezing, load, crash
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description

Vidalia freezes when I launch Tor Browser Bundle with the latest version and reinstalling (re-downloading) has made no difference.

As I am back and forth between Windows and linux I cannot definitely recall if this happened on my Windows XP boot before updating to 2.2.35 but I think it did not.

I have read disabling automatic port selection may help this problem but I am unable to access Vidalia's settings as it freezes straight away with the progress bar at about 2/3% or so. Once I click somewhere else on my desktop the entire Vidalia window is 'whited out'.

To counter this I changed vidalia.conf to:

[General]
BrowserDirectory=FirefoxPortable
BrowserExecutable=tbb-firefox.exe
LanguageCode=en

[Tor]
ControlPort=9051
TorExecutable=.
App
tor.exe
Torrc=.
Data
Tor
torrc
DataDirectory=.
Data
Tor
AutoControl=false

and I also added:

SocksPort 9050

to torrc.

These measures again made no difference.

Is there a known solution, and until one is found is there somewhere I can download a previous version of Tor Broswer Bundle?

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Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by dusf

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

I seem to have resolved the issue by removing PC Tools Spyware Doctor. I have since reinstalled Comodo firewall free edition, Microsoft Security essentials, and Ad-Aware free and restarted and it's still working fine.

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