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my firefox keeps reseting every time i close it all options i changed on it get reset to defaults why? is it some kind of error? im using windows xp

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well anytime i use firefox i watch some youtube vids watch stuff on jtv maybe even play some runescape then after i exit out of firefox every thing resets to defaults and i dont know why it does this i have scaned my comp with anti virus/malware/spyware and nothing appeared

Chosen solution

Do these steps help?

  • Rename the *prefs.js files in profile folder to *prefs_2.js (to backup, but Firefox wouldn't be able to see them);
  • Exit Firefox via File - Quit menu;
  • Launch Firefox again, check for the issue.
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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

this started like maybe a week or 2 ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.0
  • 6.0.12.338
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • MFireLauncher
  • OGPlanet Game Launcher Plugin for Mozilla
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Default Plug-in
  • Pando Web Plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • DivX Web Player version 2.0.2.40
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Nexon Game Controller
  • 6.0.12.1040
  • Google Update
  • Version 1.0.1, copyright 1996-2009 The VideoLAN Teamhttp://www.videolan.org/
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Npdsplay dll

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.8
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Java Console
5.0.17
true
{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.05
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.07
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.13
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.14
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Quick Starter
1.0
true
jqs@sun.com
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
1.2.1
true
{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
Skype extension for Firefox
3.3.0.3971
true
{B13721C7-F507-4982-B2E5-502A71474FED}
Adblock Plus
1.2.1
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Java Console
6.0.20
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0020-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Veoh Video Compass
1.5.2
true
searchrecs@veoh.com
Better JTV
1.2.4
false
{1fc895a6-2042-46ec-a61b-233165b4c218}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.8
dom.max_script_run_time
1800
general.useragent.extra.microsoftdotnet
( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true

Question owner

ok i did all it said that i had to do and it still resets anything else that could help?

Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

Chosen Solution

Do these steps help?

  • Rename the *prefs.js files in profile folder to *prefs_2.js (to backup, but Firefox wouldn't be able to see them);
  • Exit Firefox via File - Quit menu;
  • Launch Firefox again, check for the issue.

Question owner

ok my problem is solved since i couldnt do anything with the corrupt prefs file (i couldnt even delete it for some reason) i just uninstalled and reinstalled fire fox but yeah thx for your help anyways pplz

ritwik.anand 0 solutions 1 answers

Well,I tried the above solution,it solved the problem but restart firefox n problem's back, earlier it doesn't changed even for current session.So,I am where I started.