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Firefox grabs 50% of CPU and sits there, won't open.

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I have regular firefox installed on my desktop. I copied my firefox portable installation to c:\portable\firefox and for a while I was using that firefox, even though when another program asked for my default browser, it would activate the "regular" one in program files. Then the portable one started simply not opening. I could see in the task manager that both firefoxportable.exe and firefox.exe were running. And firegox.exe was grabbing 49/50% of the CPU and stuck there. Kill it, try again, same thing. Usually around the 4th or 5th time, it would come and be just fine.

Decided to stop using the portable version and copied the profile from portable over to the applications folder that had the default profile for the desktop version in program files. Worked great. But after two days or so, the problem described above is back and lo and behold, there is no longer an installation of firefox in program files!

How do I get out of this mess? I really want to keep my bookmarks and plugins and etc. etc.


Crash ID(s)

none.

I have regular firefox installed on my desktop. I copied my firefox portable installation to c:\portable\firefox and for a while I was using that firefox, even though when another program asked for my default browser, it would activate the "regular" one in program files. Then the portable one started simply not opening. I could see in the task manager that both firefoxportable.exe and firefox.exe were running. And firegox.exe was grabbing 49/50% of the CPU and stuck there. Kill it, try again, same thing. Usually around the 4th or 5th time, it would come and be just fine. Decided to stop using the portable version and copied the profile from portable over to the applications folder that had the default profile for the desktop version in program files. Worked great. But after two days or so, the problem described above is back and lo and behold, there is no longer an installation of firefox in program files! How do I get out of this mess? I really want to keep my bookmarks and plugins and etc. etc. == Crash ID(s) == none.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • np-mswmp
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Provides additional functionality on Facebook. See our web site for details.
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_18 for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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shukla1_alok 0 solutions 1 answers

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