Can't open Firefox in 98SE

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CTPhil

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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.
 

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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
 
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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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