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when starting firefox, popup screen asks to let firefox make changes to the hard-drive on the computer. Must say yes, or firefox won't start. Same next time.

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Is this a firexfox problem, or is something wrong with my hard drive? I don't have this problem when using IE or Opera, only Firefox. I have to let Firefox make changes to my hard drive, or it won't start. Once I click Yes, Firefox works. However, when I close Firefox and try to open it again, the thing starts all over again with popup msg to change hard drive...

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Check that Firefox isn't set to run as Administrator.

Right-click the Firefox desktop shortcut and choose "Properties".

Make sure that all items are deselected in the "Compatibility" tab of the Properties window.

  • Privilege Level: "Run this program as Administrator" should not be selected
  • "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" should not be selected

Also check the Properties of the firefox.exe program in the Firefox program folder (C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\).

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Check that Firefox isn't set to run as Administrator.

Right-click the Firefox desktop shortcut and choose "Properties".

Make sure that all items are deselected in the "Compatibility" tab of the Properties window.

  • Privilege Level: "Run this program as Administrator" should not be selected
  • "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" should not be selected

Also check the Properties of the firefox.exe program in the Firefox program folder (C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\).