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xul runner dialog box -- on startup -- why?


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#1 silverbullet10

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 06:22 PM

when i start up from off... the mc starts up and when it is fully booted, the first thing that pops up after the black screen, and the windows screen, on the desktop is a dialog box titled ' xul runner' and the words are 'can't find application .ini' ... i can't open a browser until i click on ok , and i can go on. it appears to be just a nuisance.

it does not happen on start up from hibernate... just on a cold start.

I have run Zaremsky, esee, ad aware, combo fix, silent runners , goored, malwarebytes,hijack this,superanti spyware , auto runs and norton,

the computer is not slow. but the dialog box pops up on start up and is a pain in the neck..

attached is a screen shot as a word doc Attached File  xul_runner_word.doc   503.5KB   4 downloadsbecause io don't know how to insert it in the post


Please let me know if your have seen this and if you know how to fix it..

Regards,

Silverbullet10

system info, i am running XP with service pack 3 my main browser is firefox.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 06:35 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XULRunner

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 06:38 PM

It looks like it is a function of Mozilla Firefox.

But with a short search I don't seem to come up with anything conclusive as to its function.

I'll look further, but Mozilla's own website seems to be bereft of anything explaining this.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 07:25 PM

I am not alone, see these two urls for others with xul runner problems,,, not identical, but the info may give some insight into what is wrong..

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Search...runner&ac=8

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/750766


thanks in advance for thinking about this issue..

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:08 PM

I would just uninstall Mozilla...then reinstall it.

If you are not using Mozilla...then it's something more than corruption.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:20 PM

Louis,
good call...

1. I uninstalled mozilla/firefox, started up.. used explorer... no issues

2. reinstalled mozilla/firefox. but not in the startup folder... on startup, no issues, used the shortcut to get to firefox.. it worked...

3. used norton to turn on firefox in startup.... then i got the dialog box..

4. turned off the start up in norton... on restart,,, no dialog box

5. turned it on in norton startup... got the box..

my plan.... do not start firefox in the startup folder in norton.. and use the shortcut on the desktop to get there...

any better ideas??/

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:53 AM

No, there's no reason to have your browser running at startup :thumbsup:.

By default, IE runs at boot because it's part of Windows...but there is no reason that I can think of to have Mozilla as a startup item.

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