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on startup, have to reinstall Firefox, instead of going to start page

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after clicking on Firefox icon, installation of Firefox proceeds, have to reinstall each time browser is opened.

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You should reset all the prefs via the Save mode start window or create a new profile if your current profile is from using Firefox 1.5 that your user agent shows to remove all remnants.

You have a corrupted user agent that identifies you as

  • Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.11) Gecko/20070312 Firefox/1.5.0.11

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In Firefox 4 you can use one of these to start in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode:


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You can transfer some files from the old profile to that new profile (be careful not to copy corrupted files)

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