Programs that seem to lose bit then fail to open

  SparkyJack 12:57 06 Feb 11
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Over time
Why is this?
Can the malady be stopped?
Paint shop pro is one such which if not used for pariod will lose certain functions notably colour palette selection- It is a simple remedy to insert the disk and 'Repair'

Of late however Firefox has been slower and slower to open some times as long as 15 minutes [Whilst everything else performs reasonably well- not a general malaise of the machine then]
Then as of this morning -it failed to open at all.

Task manager showed that it was not running
So I dug out my file copy of the down load and started the install, only to get the message 'An existing version of FireFox is running- please close'
Revo uninstaller and CCleaner registry sorted that out and for good measure Regedit to finalize it all.
A reboot and then install sorted it.
Why does it do it [ Or not in this case}

  SparkyJack 20:37 06 Feb 11

Have had a quick look and bookmarked it for future reference
j

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