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Firefox help..

Discussion in 'Computers' started by EarleD, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. EarleD

    EarleD Well-Known Member

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    Suddenly the newest version of firefox wont open for me. It was working fine for weeks. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it to no avail. I double click on the icon and nothing. The install seems to go fine.

    Now for the weird part, Firefox 3 Beta 2 works fine. It does seem a little bit slower than Firefox 2.

    I use XP Home with all the latest service packs installed. Computer is a Dell Dimension 8400 Pent 4 3.0 gh.
     
  2. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Sounds like something in your registry is messed up. So you have a program that can go through the registry and remove unused files? Since you reinstalled it try going to the Control Panel > Add/Remove Software and remove it from there. Then try reinstalling and see if it works ok for you.
     
  3. EarleD

    EarleD Well-Known Member

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    Parker,

    I uninstalled fromt he control panel add/remove software. I ran a registry fix program and fixed many "problems". Still no go.

    Weird thing is when I reinstalled Firefox 2, suddenly Firefox 3 beta started not to open uninstall both and Firefox 3 works again.

    Thanks for the suggestions

    Earle
     
  4. Parker Clack

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    Did you try taking out Firefox 3 to see if Firefox 2 now works ok?
     
  5. EarleD

    EarleD Well-Known Member

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    That did it. Thanks for the help.

    Earle
     
  6. Parker Clack

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    Interesting...

    Glad it all worked out ok. I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with for 3.0.
     

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