Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:27 PM
1) Why can't you just wait the 30 seconds after Firefox closes?
2) Yes, doing a hard shutdown frequently WILL cause problems. First, it is not good for the system. Second, it will cause lost sectors. Run chkdsk /r (per the instructions below) and stop shutting down with the power button.
Right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type:chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.