Firefox Won't Open
I'm trying to download Firefox, but it simply refuses to open. I've only gotten it to open twice, when I downloaded it from the Microsoft Store (which still doesn't work unless I've absolutely cleared my computer of any trace of the Firefox I download from there), but when I tried to open it back up again after turning my laptop off/putting it to sleep, it didn't open.
I install it from this website otherwise. I'm on Windows 10 with a laptop, and I've already checked that my storage isn't the issue (I've had it bug apps out on me one too many times). I've uninstalled everything my computer would tell me exists in relation to Firefox before reinstalling it, but it still doesn't open. And when I say it doesn't open, I don't mean it loads slowly or doesn't pull any website up. I mean for half a second, I see the outline of a window (sometimes windowed, sometimes not, usually with the minimize, windowed, and x on it but not 100% of the time), occasionally a black inside, before it's gone. I check my running apps and it's not there. I've tried running it as Admin, making it my default browser, trying to find if there's a 'fix' option for it (as far as I'm tracking, there isn't), running compatibility troubleshooting, restarting my computer, refreshing when it asks me to try, reinstalling when that doesn't work, and properly more I'm forgetting about. I really like Firefox, genuinely, I do, I used to use it on an old computer, but I can't open it and therefore can't use it. When I opened it off the Microsoft Store, I did sync my Chrome information to it, but I believe I deleted that (I may be mistaken, though), and even if that did pose a problem it still didn't work when I originally tried to download it off of here. Sorry for the long(?) question, I'm just trying to cover every detail I can think to cover. (Warning, I'm a little bad with following detailed instructions, so if any help could be simplified if possible that would help me a lot, thank you for any help anyone can provide!)
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Does Firefox from the Mozilla server work better ?
You can find the full installer of the current Firefox release (105.0.1) in all languages and all operating systems here:
Nope, thank you for the reply ^^
You can check for issues caused by a corrupted or incomplete Visual C++ installation that is missing runtime components (Redistributable Packages) required by Firefox, especially VCRUNTIME140_1.dll.
See "Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022":
You may also have to install the Visual Studio 2013 Redistributable Package. You need to reboot the computer.
That got it to open a windowed white screen, but it still shuts it off immediately. It's more than what I had though?