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debodun

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Why does Firefox browser hang after clicking on the desktop icon? IE runs okay - same system and same ISP. However, I've noticed that after I ran the last scans on AdAware and SpyBoy, my system has really slowed down in general.

System - Dell Dimension XPSt - 800 MHz Pentium III processor, 256 MB RAM, Windows 98se as an OS. Browsers - IE 6.0 and Firefox 1.0.7
 
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You might try running Firefox in safe mode.
Start> Mozilla Firefox> Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode).
It is starts ok, then it is an extension or theme effecting it.
If that doesn't work, make sure that Firefox isn't running in the background from the task manager.
Then go to your profile folder (C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxx.default)
and if there, delete the file:
parent.lock
If you get a message that you can't delete the file, then reboot the computer and run a Scan Disk.
You really should update to Firefox 2.0.0.4. It will run on Windows 98SE just fine. I have it running on one of mine.
 
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