Solved Thunderbird unresponsive on boot

August 25, 2013 at 15:54:33
Specs: Windows XP, Core 2 duo T5550/1.83Mhz/3GB ram
Installed TB on wife's Dell Inspiron 1520 running XPsp3.
Set up three email accounts (yahoo, gmail and optus) with IMAP (big mistake I think, should have done pop for both yahoo and optus I think).

Program freezes within a few seconds of starting it. Have uninstalled and rebooted the laptop twice reinstalled TB but each time I reinstall, it remembers the original config and so freezes.

Any suggestions on a fix here and how do I clean out this program since it appears windows remembers some of it

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August 25, 2013 at 16:14:45
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"Any suggestions on a fix here and how do I clean out this program since it appears windows remembers some of it"

Yep it will.

Use this uninstaller in ADVANCED mode.

Revo Uninstaller
Open Revo, double click on a program logo, click > Yes & then you get your options, with Advanced down the bottom.
I use Advanced Mode. Screenshots of how to use.
If you have partially uninstalled your program, you get a message from Revo, that it can't find the uninstaller, hit Cancel & let Revo continue on, to search for the remnants.
If you get a reboot message, ignore it & do it after Revo has finished.

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August 25, 2013 at 16:37:26
Just a tiddy bit of information. Revo Uninstaller is fine for a particular program such as the one reported (Thunderbird). Careful with the Advanced mode if you use it where the program supplier has several packages - it can mess up the other ones too (this happened to me).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 25, 2013 at 16:58:51
I'm a system tweeker/rebuilder. After years of jumping through hoops to keep my email, I (FINALLY) settled on YAHOO MAIL as my provider. (Gmail is another.) It doesn't matter how many times I reinstall the Operating System, my mail is there to access whenever/where ever I want/need.

It's a good day when you learn something

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August 25, 2013 at 17:30:06
Thanks Guys, Will give all of this a go and see if I can rid my wife's laptop of Thunderbird before trying again........or maybe I just forgot TB on this machine. I find it works fine for me on one of my pc's also running XPsp3 but I did set it up to run Optus on POP3 and Gmail on IMAP.

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