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firefox won't open sometimes


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#1 Lorreign

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

Sometimes, when you go to open firefox, nothing happens. But if you pull up the task manager, you'll see that it is running and it's got an insanely high file size. If you manually end that task of firefox and go to open firefox again, it comes right up. What gives?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:10 PM

Uninstall Firefox completely using this guide: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Firefox
Install fresh copy.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:27 AM

I've found that problem occurred when Firefox is hung up in the process of shutting down for any reason. Trying to start it again, nothing happens until you terminate the old process. However, that scenario usually gives an error message.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

Erase the profile saved or rename it then attempt to reopen it.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:15 PM

It's been an annoyance in FF for a long time. When it happens, just kill the process in task manager as you did. Other than that, you will just have to live with it, there is nothing you can do to fix it.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

Thanks guys. I use chrome on this computer (my mom uses firefox) so it doesn't bother me but I'm tired of hearing her complain about having to kill the process to make it work.

Strangely though, it doesn't happen on my laptop where I do use firefox. I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling and see if that helps.




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