firefox crashes on startup
i installed the latest version from the website, and it only opens for a split second before it crashes. no error message, it just closes before its even fully open. same… (read more)
i installed the latest version from the website, and it only opens for a split second before it crashes. no error message, it just closes before its even fully open. same thing in troubleshoot mode: the troubleshoot mode popup only appears for a second, i dont even have time to read it before it closes. no error message. i tried a clean reinstall and nothing changed. i opened it in safe mode and it worked with no problems. i read that there are sometimes issues with avast, which i used to have, so i deleted the residual files i found in AppData and Program Files. still nothing. now the only antivirus/firewall software i have is windows defender (and i know that because windows defender keeps telling me haha), and i tried adjusting the windows firewall- still nothing. i would love to include a crash report ID, but there are no crash reports in the folder (photo attached), even though ive tried to open the app half a dozen times since reinstalling.
not sure if its relevant, but just in case- when i couldnt open the version from the website, i tried installing it from the microsoft store, and it actually worked fine at first. but shortly after i finished setting it up (it was probably open for less than an hour), it crashed and then it was the same- crashing immediately upon startup. i have since uninstalled it, in case they were interacting in a weird way, so now i only have the version from the website. i also have the mobile app on my phone and it works like a charm.
i consider myself pretty good at troubleshooting, but im completely stumped here. sorry for the long post, any guidance would be greatly appreciated