Cannot open Firefox because it is already running?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Christub, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Christub

    Christub New Member

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    I have had Windows 7 since it came out. I do not like to use Internet Explorer, therefore, I use Mozilla Firefox. I used it when I had Windows XP and have never encountered the problem on that machine nor a Vista. But since I have had Windows 7 about 50% of the time I cannot open Firefox because it says it is already running. Which leads me to start the task manager and end the Firefox process and then open it. I have this problem on both my desktop and my laptop. It doesn't matter how long after closing the Firefox browser I wait because it still tells me it's already running. I have waited under a minute and also hours. Does anyone have this same problem or know how to fix it? Thank You
    -Christub
    P.S. I have upgraded to Firefox 3.6 but it did it on 3.5 as well.
     
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    Christub New Member

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    I will try it and let you know. Thank you
     
  3. Ol Rod

    Ol Rod New Member

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    Yep, I had that problem. I fixed it real good. I went Google Chrome. I don't miss FFx a bit.
    Seriously, I know that is not the answer you were lookin for ... I think the problem is with Firefox and not in W7.
    I will track this and see if someone has a fix, instead of a workaround such as I did.
     

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