Firefox 18.1 seems to install but won't start up

  MuDelta 21 Jan 13
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Anyone had this problem? How to overcome it?

  MuDelta 21 Jan 13

Oops! that should be 18.01

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  MuDelta 21 Jan 13

Oops! that should be 18.01

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  SillBill 21 Jan 13

Maybe uninstall it and try another download, mine has been crashing constantly for the last hour or so.

  MuDelta 22 Jan 13

SillBill Made no difference still won't start. I found nothing wrong with 18.0 and have reverted to it. I will let it settle for a bit and try again in a few days (weeks?). thanks for your advice. I am not going to mark the question answered yet.

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  MuDelta 22 Jan 13
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STOP PRESS After trying to run 18.01 several times it suddenly started up and is now working normally. I don't believe I did anything different this time but the Gods must have smiled somewhere!!

None of this post is going to be much help to anyone!

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  difarn 22 Jan 13

Just for information a friend had a problem with Firefox 18.1 crashing every time she closed a tab. The solution was to disable Norton safe search.

  SillBill 22 Jan 13

Mine was also crashing every time I minimized it, last night - today its working fine - think it had a good night's sleep, lol.

  MuDelta 28 Jan 13

Since the "solution" to the above post, I have had trouble with startup of my machine (W7). Often I am told there is a problem and windows will try to repair it - and does but I find firefox 18.0 installed instead of the 18.01 which I was running successfully before. Anyone else found this? I have decided to stay with 18.0 in the meantime.

  MuDelta 29 Jan 13

Jock1e No Norton. I am using MS Security Essentials which I have done for some time. I had another go with 18.01 today and it is still OK but what will happen when I S/D and restart? We shall see. I have just noticed that in the Firefox programme a number so folder names are almost identical e.g. "defaults" and "defaults(2)" "modules" & "modules(2)" etc. but others are not e.g. "greprefs(2)" and "chrome(2)" - no "greyprefs" or "chrome". The unmarked folders are the newest, all dated today, and those marked (2) are dated 1/12/12 (when I may have up dated but I can't be sure). Also, the folders have different contents; generally the newer folders contain many fewer files. Can this be of significance and can I safely delete the older folders or should I delete everything and start from scratch?

  MuDelta 29 Jan 13

P.S It s/d and restated OK!!

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