Firefox Browser window will not open or start.
Sorry that this is long, but I wanted to make sure you knew as much as you needed to know.
I click on the icon in my Windows taskbar, and the firefox browser window will not open.
This was not the first of my problems. At first, Firefox would open immediately, but soon afterward, it began to slow, and soon, it took around 10-15 seconds for the browser window to start.
Now it won't start at all.
I will admit that I go all addon-happy on Firefox, but these extensions have never been a problem before. Here is the list:
ReaditLater ReloadEvery (this one doesn't work anymore, but I did have it once) Ookong PriceBlink StumbleUpon SimilarWeb WOT XMarks (I didn't use it much) NoScript (I recently uninstalled that one, but that might have a factor in it. That thing was WAY too powerful!) CoolIris CoolPreview AdHacker AdBlock AdBlockPlus PersonasExpression AntBar ABE (I'm not sure if this was an extension, but I know that there was alot of security-type addons from the Paranoid Kit, which is a list of addons on the addons webpage.)
Oh yeah, one more thing!
I recently installed a GameVance installation thing. I'm not sure what it did, but could've had a virus in it that surpassed my security. I use Avast, if that's important at all. That thing was hard to uninstall, so I had to go back to the site to get the uninstallation software.
I tried to use the firefox.exe -ProfileManager thing, but it kept crashing, so it was useless.
Please help me fix this. I love Firefox. It's the only browser that allowed you to use the most addons! Plus, ALL MY STUFF IS ON THERE! I'd hate to have to change browsers (and I REFUSE to use Internet Explorer!)
Modified by cor-el
Additional System Details
Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
I clicked the Firefox icon on my taskbar. It never opened.
I think i already answered this question....if I haven't, then, I'm sorry, can't help you there.
- User Agent:
none....it won't open to get one.
Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems. See Basic Troubleshooting: Make a new profile
There may be extensions and plugins installed by default in a new profile, so check that in "Tools > Add-ons > Extensions & Plugins"
If that new profile works then you can transfer some files from the old profile to that new profile (be careful not to copy corrupted files)
It doesn't seem like you read the entire thing. Otherwise, you would have seen this, and I quote, "I tried to use the firefox.exe -ProfileManager thing, but it kept crashing, so it was useless.". So....thanks for the info...however, that won't work for me.
Did you check other suggestions mentioned in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser_will_not_start_up ?