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Fire fox wont open correctly, It will start to load then an error pops up that reads:

- Java Plug-in Error'

- Java Plug-in for netscape Navigator should not be used in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
- Please use Java Plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer instead.

Fire fox does stay in the Processes though.

I've tried to re-install it...Didn't work, help please.
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Try this:

Go to add/remove programs in control panel and uninstall Java. Next go here, download java and install it again.

http://www.java.com/en/index.jsp

Click the yellow button on the top right of the page that says "Get it now"

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I looked for "java" to remove but it wasn't on there, So I went and installed it anyway and it wont work, same problem, When I first got it, it was fine...weird.
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Just hang in there, I am searching for something else to try here. I've never heard of this happening before.

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I found a site with a guy that has the same problem, but his soulution didn't help. Here is a link.....God this is annoying :-P BTW I love your avatar jonny
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Hey thanks cool.gif I can't seem to find out the fix for this. I don't normally refer anyone to a different forum, but you might try checking here to see what you can find. Official Firefox forum:

http://forums.mozill...wforum.php?f=38

Let us know if you do find anything, I will still be on the lookout here for a fix too. wink.gif

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http://forums.mozill...ight=java error

I found this, No response yet but It was posted today, so I put it on here for others to easily find :tazz:, this is exactly what is happening to me, and for some reason I was having trouble signing up so...yea theres the link.
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Hmm, interesting, I am anxious to find out what is causing this....

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I too am feeling a bit miffed with FF,have only been using for a couple of days
but keep encountering problems at sites or even accessing some often used,including this one re:
GTG live chat
MozillaFF plugins
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I'm not sure if this is related but in control panel I have Java icon version1.5.0(build1.5.0-b64) and in add/remove programs i have J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 (which i was prompted to download when i tried to open the live chat thread at this site)
In 'my computer' C\program files\Java there is a file jre1.5.0 but i can't find the J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 there, except in add\remove icon.
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Hmm, interesting, I am anxious to find out what is causing this....

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I think this is caused by the adblock extension, will check back if I find anymore info
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I have been using firefox for quite a while and it works really well, but today I have the same problem as you. It was right after I had the great idea of going into "tools" and changing my user agent to IE instead of leaving it as mozilla. now Firefox is making everything think that its IE and thats why java is popping up that error and keeping Firefox from opening. I just havent figured out how to fix it yet..
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I just tried this https://bugzilla.moz...t.cgi?id=167225 but I wouldnt recommend it. now firefox opens, but it doesnt work at all. now I have to figure out how to fix that too. reinstalling it didnt work..
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Ok guys, I got it, this https://bugzilla.moz...t.cgi?id=167225 will work, as long as you DO NOT perform step 1. luckily when i deleted that folder I kept it in recycle bin. Firefox works again once I restored that folder.
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Hey all,
I had the same problem. Just fixed it. Go to:
[drive]:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Mozilla
Rename the folder "Firefox" to something like "Firefox.old."
Start firefox again. You will have lost all of your preferences, but what good are preferences if the program doesn't work?
When you restart firefox the folder will be recreated with the default settings. I found my bookmarks in my old preferences folder and copied them into the new one. The file is called: bookmarks.html. The rest I just tossed. I've installed firefox on several operating systems on several computers and am a long time user of it. This is the first time I have seen anything like this before. I still think it's worlds better than IE. :tazz:
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