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Updated Firefox, now when trying to use keeps wanting to restart computer

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I updated Firefox today, and following update it said it needed to restart the computer. Following restart I tried to open it and now it won't open at all and will just stay to complete installation the computer must restart. I tried to uninstall from control panel and I can't even uninstall because it gives me the same message....to complete installation, your computer must restart. Not really sure what to do about that.

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cor-el
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It shouldn't be necessary to reboot the computer to update Firefox. That will only happen if files are in use by other software and thus makes it impossible for the updater to replace them. So you need to check your security software and make sure that it isn't locking files in the Firefox program folder.


Do a clean reinstall and download a fresh Firefox copy from http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all.html and save the file to the desktop.

Uninstall your current Firefox version and remove the Firefox program folder before installing that copy of the Firefox installer.
Don't remove personal data when uninstalling.

It is important to delete the Firefox program folder to remove all the files and make sure that there are no problems with files that were leftover after uninstalling.

You can skip the step to create a new profile, that is not necessary for this issue.


See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_-_Firefox#Clean_reinstall

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