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Firefox doesn't do anything


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Chris Reeves

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Hi.

Here is my problem. I am running Windows 98 SE (not by choice) and I recently opened up firefox 1.5.0.4 to find that all of my bookmarks were gone, the search engines in the integrated searching in the top right were cleared. When I try to readd the engines, they just don't show up. In addition to this, I cannont delete anything from the page history. I can right click and select delete, but it just does not go away. Needless to say I was frustrated. I got over it though.

I figured it was a bug, and that I would uninstall and reinstall and all would be okay. The problem is that when I uninstall, the uninstaller opens and is running, but nothing appears on the screen. (so says the task manager)


I have hit a lot of dead ends... Anyone else have any thoughts?

Chris
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maybe try uninstalling in safe mode. f8 on startup and you're in safemode.
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That is one of the walls I hit.

Uninstall is just as unresponsive in safe mode.

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Does the firefox installer have the option of repairing the current version?
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I don't know because it doesn't open. It is running, but nothing shows up on my screen.
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I found out that the file, localstore.rdf, was corrupt.

To fix this, I searched the file name, and I deleted this file . Firefox will restore this file, and the corruption was history.

Edited by Chris Reeves, 18 July 2006 - 08:13 PM.

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Thanks for telling us how you got it fixed.

Way to go :whistling: .

Thanks.
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