For a while now, I've been having sporadic issues with Firefox not opening, or having to click the desktop shortcut icon multiple times in order for it to open. Other times, if I accidentally close Firefox, & try to click the icon to get it up again, it tells me that the program is already running. Needless to say, I have become very familiar with the Task Manager for terminating programs. A few days ago, I couldn't get Firefox to open at all. I went through my usual routine: Open Task Manager, end all the firefox.exe programs, run CCleaner, restart computer. Nothing. So, I ran some defragmenters & registry clean-ups, but still, no dice. I'm typing this from my laptop, because I can't access the Internet from my desktop PC. I'm planning to see if I can get Internet Explorer up, as soon as I post this topic.
EDIT: I'm able to access the Internet through Explorer, so I'll probably be able to download any helpful programs & such. This also leads me to believe that this is indeed a browser issue, not a computer issue.
In addition to my browser troubles, my mouse has been acting up (that's how I accidentally close Firefox, incidentally). Clicking once sometimes results in a double-click, highlighting text in Word & online is a struggle, & in general it's annoying. I've gotten into the habit of using my Wacom pen to highlight things, & close tabs & windows. Oddly enough, the Wacom tablet & pen are NOT affected.
I believe that I have registry errors, but I don't know how to safely fix them. Since I can't access the Internet, I'm not sure I can download any of the tools & programs like DDS. Can that be downloaded on my laptop, transferred to a USB drive, & put on the PC? Anyway, I hope someone can help me out. Thanks in advance!
Here's what I know about my desktop as far as specs:
*Firefox browser, up to date w/ latest version
If there's anything else I need to post, please let me know how to find it on my computer, & I'll post it.
Edited by Roketto, 17 January 2012 - 12:51 PM.