TB60.4.0 hangs on launch after installing with "Thunderbird not responding", and shows it is running in task manager
I was using version 38. and upgraded to 45.0 program would open but hangs with message "Thunderbird not responding" I uninstalled that version downloaded an installed the current version 60.4.0. When I launch nothing shows up task manager shows the process open and running. OS is Windows 7
Modified by Wayne Mery
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/71.0.3578.98 Safari/537.36
What is your anti-virus software?
Try to start Windows in safe mode with networking enabled. - Win7 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17419/windows-7-advanced-startup-options-safe-mode#start-computer-safe-mode=windows-7
Still in Windows safe mode, start Thunderbird in safe mode. - https://support.mozilla.org/kb/safe-mode
Does the problem go away?
Ok so I can start Thunderbird in safe mode with Windows in Safe mode or regular mode but if I close out and try and restart normally it won't open, so it seems one of the add-ons is preventing it from opening
When Thunderbird works in Windows safe mode it's more likely your anti-virus software is the culprit.
Here are some generic suggestions to avoid problems with anti-virus software.
Create an exception in your anti-virus software for the Thunderbird profile folder, so that the anti-virus real-time scanner will not scan it. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Thunderbird
Don't let your anti-virus software scan incoming and outgoing messages.
Don't let your anti-virus software scan attachments.
Don't let your anti-virus software intercept your secure connection to the server.
Remove any add-ons your anti-virus software may have installed in Thunderbird.
Keep it working. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Keep_it_working_-_Thunderbird
And last but not least, backup your Thunderbird profile on a regular basis. https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profiles-where-thunderbird-stores-user-data#w_backing-up-a-profile