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Can't open Firefox in 98SE

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by CTPhil, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. CTPhil

    CTPhil Thread Starter

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    I did a fresh install of 98SE on my Dell Dimension XPS T600, downloaded Firefox. The first time I used it it worked OK, now I can't open it. I get an error box saying another instance of FF is already running. (It isn't). I tried uninstalling/reinstalling several times, downloaded Process Explorer, nothing showing up there.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi uninstall in Add-remove programs..delete all referencies in Files and folders.
    Remove all referencies in the registry..[making sure you backup the registry first].
    Start>run>type regedit>click on registry in top toolbar>export registry>save in my documents
     
  3. Augie65

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    When you uninstall Firefox, it doesn't delete your profile folder.
    Sounds like you might have a profile lock. Shutdown your computer first and
    then reboot. Don't open Firefox, go to your Profile folder
    (C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profile\default)
    and delete the file: parent.lock
    If that doesn't help, create a new profile, you can move your bookmarks and settings to the
    new profile if Firefox runs correctly.
     
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