Firefox only runs in safe mode

  pangloss 23:30 26 Oct 2005

I have just bought a new Evesham machine (Axis 64 SB with Athlon 64 processor) and Win XP SP2.
I downloaded Firefox 1.0.7 and when I tried to run it the window came up and hung uselessly; the only thing it would do was to close.

I have disabled the XP firewall and use Zone Alarm as I did on my last machine. Now it runs in "safe mode" whether I ask it to or not. A lot of features are lost, in particular, tabbed browsing.

Opera and IE 6 will both run alright.

What is happening guys?


  octal 23:36 26 Oct 2005

Couple of questions, did you have an earlier version of Firefox installed? And have you installed any extensions?

  octal 23:41 26 Oct 2005

I think the best thing to do is to uninstall Firefox, including the profile folder, this site shows where its located click here then re-install Firefox and see if that cures it.

  pangloss 21:31 27 Oct 2005

I think the secret was clearing out all the files in the firefox folders. All now working well! Many thanks.

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