Failure to launch Firefox and other browsers

  boeing747 16:42 26 Nov 2009

After upgrading from Firefox 3.0.5 (which worked OK) to version 3.5.5 Firefox failed to launch with the message that it had encountered a problem and had to close. Uninstalls and reinstalls did not work. Nor would it open in Safe Mode. Downloaded Opera but that did not work either.
Luckily I had Google Chrome that works.

When reinstalling Firefox again, it does not launch but I get a message that it is running although it doesn't appear in the Task Manager.

System: OS XP3, 3.5Gb RAM, AMD 64x2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.01 GHz.

Would appreciate any advice to help get Firefox up and running.


  GaT7 16:56 26 Nov 2009

See if these steps in click here & click here are of any help.

Simply creating a new profile might help - suggested at the bottom of the 1st link under 'Firefox previously worked'. G

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

The Evil Within 2 review-in-progress

Adobe shows still-in-development tools, including automatically colourising black-and-white photos

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Comment transformer un iPhone en borne Wi-Fi ?