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Old 06-17-2004, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got on my computer today after a benchmarking run and Firefox refuses to open. When I start it it gives me an error report and promptly closes. I tried reinstalling both 0.9 and 0.8 and nothing works. I'm at a loss and i can't stand Internet Explorer. Please help. OS is XP Home, specs are in the sig.
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Old 06-18-2004, 05:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i found this at http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=38


Go to your profile directory. Under Windows, this will be C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox. Under Macintosh OS X, this will be ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox. Under Linux, this will be ~/.mozilla/firefox/.

Open prefs.js with a text editor, and remove the line containing "update.lastUpdateDate" if it exists. Then start Firefox and turn off all software and extension update preferences (Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Software Update) - but leave "Allow web sites to install software" alone.

Thanks to Hendikins for this.

Hopefully that should work. If it doesn't, feel free to post your problem in a seperate thread. Thank you!

i hope this helps
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Nice thats perfect thanks.
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