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"firefox couldn't load xpcom", reinstalation doesn´t help

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Hello, after yesterday actualization I cannot launch firefox.

It reports: "firefox couldn't load xpcom".

I tried to do this:

- reinstal firefox (and before deleted folders) - instal 32 bit version - instal older version

All without success. I can see only "firefox couldn't load xpcom".

Can You help me, please?

I have Windows 10.

Hello, after yesterday actualization I cannot launch firefox. It reports: "firefox couldn't load xpcom". I tried to do this: - reinstal firefox (and before deleted folders) - instal 32 bit version - instal older version All without success. I can see only "firefox couldn't load xpcom". Can You help me, please? I have Windows 10.

Réiteach roghnaithe

Hello and thanks,

I contacted microsoft support, because also Edge didn´t work. They helped me to repair windows (without need to save my files and programs), now is also Firefox ok.

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Sometimes, doing just an reinstall is not enough.

Let’s do a full clean re-install;

Note: Firefox comes in three or more folders on all computers. They are;

Maintenance: (Programs Folder) <Windows Only> Firefox itself: (Programs Folder) And two folders in the profile of each user on the computer for each Firefox profile for that user.

If you remove the Firefox folder, the user profiles would not be affected.


Download Firefox For All languages And Systems {web link}

Firefox ESR; Extended Support Release {web link}

Beta, Developer, Nightly versions https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/desktop/

Install Older Version Of Firefox {web link} Be sure to read everything here.


Save the file. Then Close Firefox.

Using your file browser, open the Programs Folder on your computer.

Windows: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) Note: Check Both Folders

Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac

Linux: Check your user manual. If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it. See Install Firefox on Linux; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux

If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder Firefox in your home directory. http://www.mozilla.org/firefox#desktop ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Look for, and remove any Mozilla or Firefox program folders. Do not remove the Mozilla Thunderbird folder if there is one.

Do Not remove any profile folders.

After rebooting the computer, run a registry scanner if you have one. Then run the installer. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If there is a problem, start your Computer in safe mode and try again.

How to Start all Computers in Safe Mode; {web link} Free Online Encyclopedia

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Thank You for manual, I tried to do my best again, but without success.

I deleted Firefox files (now I cannot find any if I search for it).

I do not have registry scanner.

I have to write the same: "firefox couldn't load xpcom."

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You did remove the Firefox program folder after uninstalling Firefox and confirmed that this Firefox folder is gone ?

You can reboot the computer after having done this and possibly boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode and see if that allows to install Firefox properly.

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

Hello and thanks,

I contacted microsoft support, because also Edge didn´t work. They helped me to repair windows (without need to save my files and programs), now is also Firefox ok.

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That was very good work. Well Done for them.

Can you give us some idea of what they did?

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