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ikyojo

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#1 9 years ago

Ok my dad's pc the other day firefox started playing up and every time i open it comes up with the error message firefox is open please close it or restart your system but this is just after i log on haven't even open anything. I've tried a few things removeing firefox in safe mode then reinstalling it in safe mode also tryed doing it in normal windows. I've also tryed deleteing his porfile under the C:\Users\XXXXXX\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox directory deleted everything there and reinstalled again under both safe and normal windows still no fix:mad:

His Specs are Vista 32bit GPU 8600gt CPU Amd X2 3600+ HD 80GB RAM 4GB

I will try running a full virus scan on it tonite to see what it picks up but post back if u can help plz Thanks in Advance iky.:smokin:




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#2 9 years ago

The message could mean that you have a dead firefox process still in the system. Open the task manager and close all firefox instances, then open the program only once and wait till it opens, that might help.

Also, I think there is a new version (3.5) that you could try.




kow_ciller

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#3 9 years ago
MrFancypants;4937083 Also, I think there is a new version (3.5) that you could try.

+1

3.5 FEELS much faster than any previous version of FF (at least to me)




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#4 9 years ago

What the heck is wrong with their auto updater? I was at 3.0 and didn't even know there was a 3.5 because it wasn't installing any updates. There seems to be no way to manually update it either. I thought it may have been because 3.5 is a beta, but there's no indication it is.

Anyways, got 3.5 installed. So far I don't really see any speed increase, though haven't used it much yet. I guess it could be slightly faster at loading pages though.




Kilobyte

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#5 9 years ago

I didn't know there was a 3.5 either. Oh well, I can't be bothered to upgrade. Only a few extensions have been tested/upgraded for compatibility.

However, once I manually checked for updates (Help -> Check for Updates) it detected the 3.5.

The release notes indicate that it was released on the 30th of June. Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Release Notes

I'll stick with 3.0x for now.




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#6 9 years ago

Its not a fix for your problem, but i would recommend using Opera 10 instead.

Its like lightning compared to FF 3.5 for me.




ikyojo

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#7 9 years ago

I think ill give opera a try and after i updated firefox to 3.5 it still wont open its just got me stumped.




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#8 9 years ago

Make sure you get it from here:

Opera Web Browser | Faster & safer | Download the new Internet browsers free

Otherwise you'll be getting 9.6 since 10 isn't in final release yet.




ikyojo

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#9 9 years ago

oh ok well i got 9.6 but still the results are startling it is easily so much faster than Firefox i'm going to recommend that everyone is to try opera out.




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#10 9 years ago

Opera IS fast, but I only like it for times that I really need the speed, like reading reviews on gaming gear. Such sites can load slowly due to all the ads if you don't have a fast browser. I don't really like Opera for forum chatting though, which is much of what I do on the net. Opera is not quite as good at some things, and it gets annoying.