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Crashes at startup

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I can't get any version of Firefox to launch. I've tried different install methods as well as both x32 and x64. When Firefox launches it crashes with the message below and doesn't generate any messages in the windows event viewer.

"The application had a problem and crashed.

Unfortunately, the crash reporter is unable to submit a report for this crash.

Details: The application didn't leave an application data file."

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Certain Firefox problems can be solved by performing a Clean reinstall. This means you remove your Firefox program files and then reinstall Firefox. This process does not remove your Firefox profile data (such as bookmarks and passwords), since that information is stored in a different location.

To do a clean reinstall of Firefox, please follow these steps: Note: You might want to print these steps or view them in another browser.

  1. Download the latest Desktop version of Firefox from (or choose the download for your operating system and language from this page) and save the setup file to your computer.
  2. After the download finishes, close all Firefox windows (or open the Firefox menu New Fx Menu and click the close button Close 29).
  3. Delete the Firefox installation folder, which is located in one of these locations, by default:
    • Windows: (Note: Check both folders.)
      • C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox
    • Mac: Delete Firefox from the Applications folder.
    • Linux: If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it - see Install Firefox on Linux. If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder firefox in your home directory.
  4. Now, go ahead and reinstall Firefox:
    1. Double-click the downloaded installation file and go through the steps of the installation wizard.
    2. Once the wizard is finished, choose to directly open Firefox after clicking the Finish button.

More information about reinstalling Firefox can be found here.

WARNING: Do not use a third party uninstaller as part of this process. Doing so could permanently delete your Firefox profile data, including but not limited to, extensions, cache, cookies, bookmarks, personal settings and saved passwords. These cannot be easily recovered unless they have been backed up to an external device! See Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles.

Please report back to say if this helped you!

Thank you.

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Are there logs available about these crashes if you check the Windows Event log?

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The only logs that I can tell are generated when it launches are from Windows Security. See attached images. As far as I can tell, no other event is logged for Firefox.

cor-el said

Are there logs available about these crashes if you check the Windows Event log?
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One thing I just found is that if I run Firefox as a local user then it launches with no issues. Though this is not ideal as the local user has a rotating password that has to be looked up....