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When I try to open Firefox it says it's already running...I tried to uninstall it but it says it's running....but it's not.

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It just won't open when I try to open it...it says it's already running but isn't. I tried to uninstall it but it won't uninstall because it says the program is running.

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Such issues can also be caused if the profile that is set as the default profile (Default=1) in the profiles.ini is missing.
A possible cause is a reset action that failed somehow to complete and update the profiles.ini file properly.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; Trident/5.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; SLCC2; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C)

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I haven't a clue on how to troubleshoot this program. Sorry.

John99
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Probably Firefox is not shutting down properly.You will need to kill any Firefox or plugincontainer process with Task Manager.

Firefox should then start ok. Simply uninstalling & reinstalling Firefox rarely solves problems. If you do reinstall firefox or upgrade it, do NOT use any option to remove personal information, because that will destroy bookmarks, settings and passwords.

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I appreciate the helpful information and I was finally able to uninstall FireFox and reinstall it. Everything's working good now.  :-)

John99
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Glad it is fixed. Thanks for posting back.

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Such issues can also be caused if the profile that is set as the default profile (Default=1) in the profiles.ini is missing.
A possible cause is a reset action that failed somehow to complete and update the profiles.ini file properly.

Question owner

Thank everyone for their help. The problem is solved and I'm a happy camper.