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#1 crabbyme


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Posted 23 May 2009 - 10:58 AM

I am running Windows XP Media Center, SP3, on an HP tower, 3GHz HD, 1G RAM. After installing IE8 and running the necessary Windows Updates, I am now having problems with Firefox not opening. The icons are there, but nothing works. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. The only web browser that will open is IE. I also noted at the same time, hyperlinks are no longer working in Incredimail. I have paid versions of Spyware Doctor and Registry Mechanic, and keep both of those running, and even though I open the Registry Mechanic Monitor and select for it to run in the background, it keeps shutting down. I attempted to do a system restore twice and both times it says it cannot be restored. I uninstalled IE8 (which reverts everything back to IE7), but this has not helped. I have run SpyBot Search & Destroy, Spyware Doctor with Antivirus, Registry Mechanic and Malwarebytes Antimalware program, and they all come up clean. Any suggestions? :thumbsup:

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:18 AM

Did you uninstall Firefox...and then reinstall it?

FWIW: Using a program that purports to be a "registry cleaner"...is probably not wise if you are not very familiar with working in the registry manually.

Should I Use A Registry Cleaner - http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099

XP Fixes Myth #1 Registry Cleaners - Windows BBS - http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=61015


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