Also, after several more attempts to start FireFox I was able to get it to open.
The current installed software for my FireFox is as follows.
AVG Safe Search 188.8.131.524 ( Disabled )
AVG Security Toolbar 184.108.40.206 (Disabled )
Java Console 6.0.22 (Disabled, Incompatible with current FireFox Version )
Java Console 6.0.30 (Disabled, Incompatible with current FireFox Version )
Java Quick Starter 1.0 (Disabled )
Gothic Girl (Disabled )
Java Deployment Toolkit 6.0.300.12 (Enabled )
Java Platform SE 6 U30 6.0.300.12 (Enabled )
Microsoft DRM 220.127.116.1103 (Enabled ) (Netscape Plugin)
Microsoft DRM 18.104.22.16803 (Enabled ) (Network Object )
Shockwave Flash 22.214.171.124 (Enabled )
Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library 126.96.36.1999 (Enabled )
This is the configuration that gives me the most luck starting the application.
It is by no means an acceptable rate of start up success, as normally it still takes me 3 to 10 times to get Firefox to start running.
Thank you for your attention to this issue. Let me know if there is any further information I can provide in order to assist in the trouble shooting process.