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I have been using Mozilla for quite awhile and suddenly this past week it will not load. You click on the icon and nothing happens. I deleted it and re-installed it and it still won't work. My IE works just fine and Mozilla works well on my other computer. I have run virus programs, registry programs, RegCure, PC Tools, etc...... I checked to see if the files were still there and they are. I am perplexed on why this won't work. Any ideas? Thank you

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The problem also is I get no error replies so I don't know why this is happening. I click on the icon and either nothing happens or I get a small little box with a minimize and close buttons and nothing else.

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Your above posted system details show outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks.

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_14 for Mozilla browsers

Update the Java plugin to the latest version.

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It will not open in safe mode, I tried that.

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Have you tried creating a new profile? Your profile stores the settings you made in Firefox. In some cases a new profile may need to be created to correct a problem.

Using the Profile Manager, create a new profile. If you can start Firefox with the new profile, see Recovering important data from an old profile.

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I tried this and it said Firefox has crashed and it will send a report. I can not even change my profile.

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To fix problems caused by corrupt files in the installation folder, perform a clean install. This will not affect bookmarks, settings, or history.

  1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press R to bring up the Run dialog.
  2. Type %PROGRAMFILES% (or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% on 64-bit Windows and press OK.
  3. Right click on the Mozilla Firefox folder and press Rename.
  4. Type in a new name, such as Old Firefox
  5. Press Yes to confirm the name change
  6. Install Firefox normally from

Can you provide me with your Crash ID? This can help me find the cause of your crash.

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Modified by Shawn