X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

Firefox Browser window will not open or start.

Posted

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!)

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:<br /> ________________________________________________ <pre>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.) </pre> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Oh yeah, one more thing! <br /> 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

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I clicked the Firefox icon on my taskbar. It never opened.

Installed Plug-ins

I think i already answered this question....if I haven't, then, I'm sorry, can't help you there.

Application

  • User Agent:

More Information

none....it won't open to get one.

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
12532 solutions 115566 answers

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser_will_not_start_up


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)
See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser_will_not_start_up ---- Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems. See [[Basic Troubleshooting#Make_a_new_profile|Basic Troubleshooting&#58; 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)<br /> See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox

Question owner

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.

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.
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
12532 solutions 115566 answers

Did you check other suggestions mentioned in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser_will_not_start_up ?

Did you check other suggestions mentioned in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser_will_not_start_up ?