Find Slayer a new browser (in Contests)
I need a new browser, apparently Firefox and Netscape decided to stop working on my computer, so I have a bit of an issue :-)
What I Need:
Multiple home pages
Form filler/auto login type function
What I would Like:
Displays similarly to Netscape/Firefox
Browsers I cannot use:
I will check through all of the entries, and see which one I like best.
The winner will recieve 100k.
September 21 2005 3:06 PM EDT
What OS are you on?
--also, when entering a browser, gimme a link to the website :-)
September 21 2005 3:11 PM EDT
Avant Browser: http://www.freewarefiles.com/program_5_51_4189.html
September 21 2005 3:11 PM EDT
Opera is free (as in beer).
September 21 2005 3:49 PM EDT
How about finding out why Firefox won't work on your system and fixing the problem? Since I highly doubt it is the fault of firefox that it is failing.
Works great on my XP Media Center Edition (which is XP Pro SP2 with some extra bloatware).
I have been working on why the browsers I used to use suddenly dont work...unfortunately, I aint much of a computer whiz :)
(Firefox worked fine for me as well for a loong time, I have no idea why it would stop working)
September 21 2005 4:19 PM EDT
why not uninstall firefox and re install it?
September 21 2005 4:24 PM EDT
Well, telling us it doesn't work isn't exactly a definitive explanation. Does it not open? Does it not open web sites? Does it crash at certain points?
If I double click the icon for either Netscape or Firefox, the .exe process opens, but the interface does not.
September 21 2005 4:32 PM EDT
Have you rebooted? If not, try this: Right-click on your taskbar. Choose 'Task Manager'. Go to the 'Processes' tab. Order by 'Image Name' by clicking on that title. If there's a firefox.exe process running, click on it and click the 'End Process' button on the bottom right.
If there's no firefox.exe process running, then it may be that you have a corrupted profile. I'd suggest going to mozilla.org and looking through some of the help files.
Otherwise, Opera just became free, so you could try that.
What are you on now?....=P
right now I'm on a browser called MYweb4net,
but it doesnt let me use the enter key to fight on CB :P
September 21 2005 4:42 PM EDT
Almuric is right...there are really only two pieces to Firefox: the program, and your profile. As far as where your profile is, this is from the Firefox web site:
On Windows XP/2000, the path is usually %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\, where xxxxxxxx is a random string of 8 characters. Just browse to C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ and the rest should be obvious.
So, go to:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
and then delete the profile folder. Then reinstall Firefox. That means you are starting from scratch.
If that doesn't work, I would start to worrk about your entire internet layer. Can you ping? Bring up a DOS command window and type:
and see if you get responses. IF you do, then that means you are online, and these browsers should work.
I can understand IE getting killed by spyware, and can even understand Fire Fox having a corrupted profile... But it seems strange that your computer is eating browsers like candy.
Perhaps you have a virus of some sort....I would recommend a thorough scan of your computer, for starters. Failing that, perhaps it's time to reinstall the OS?
As for browsers, Opera is now free, so try that.
Oh wow :D thanks a lot Sutekh :) That worked like a charm, I guess since I would prefer to have FF anyways, you get the prize :D
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