Firefox and Vista conflict?

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Post Posted February 13th, 2007, 1:54 pm

I am having trouble getting Firefox to run on my new Vista comp.

When I install FF and launch it right away it works fine as long as a window is open. When I close all the windows and try to open FF again I get this error.

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If I unistall and reinstall it works again until I close the window and try to open again. There is a catch to the uninstall, reinstall. After the uninstall runs there is still one file left. "xpicleanup" I must change the name, restart the computer and delete it before I can reinstall.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to get it to run more than one session before needing to reinstall everything?


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Post Posted February 13th, 2007, 4:27 pm

Firefox installs to 3 locations on W2K and WinXP.
1. \Program Files\
2. \Docs & Settings\user\Application Data\
3. \Docs & Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\

The second two for Windows Vista C:\Users\<Windows>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<Profile>\

Make sure everything gets deleted including any empty folders. Also clear out the Temporary Internet Files before downloading Firefox again, just to make sure you're getting a fresh download. Hopefully that will work for you.

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