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Firefox not starting

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  • Started 6 years ago by suebriquet
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suebriquet
suebriquet
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I've been using Mozilla Firefox for quite a while now, but somehow, starting yesterday, the browser wouldn't open. I click on the shortcut icon, I even right click and select open. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing. I even tried looking for answers on Google and the Firefox support forum, yet I'm still unable to get Firefox to start. When I look at the task manager though, it shows Firefox running in the background, which is strange. I try undoing that task, which apparently is running at 30,492 K. Then I re-try to open Firefox, which still doesn't work. I'm really confused as to what went wrong, so if anyone can help, that would be awesome.

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Scott
Scott
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Try creating a new profile. Close all instances if Firefox, including any in task manager. In the Run box paste this in, firefox.exe -profilemanager

You'll be starting with a bare profile but if it works, you can build one that isn't corrupted.

also, http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Profiles

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suebriquet
suebriquet
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Thanks Scott. That did the trick.

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Scott
Scott
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Excellent. Try adding the extensions and themes one by one. There probably is one that doesn't 'cooperate' with the rest.

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