Firefox not opening

January 22, 2012 at 20:21:05
Specs: Windows 7, AMD / 3gb
I downloaded firefox 9.0, it installed fine, was working fine for a few days, now all of a sudden i cannot get it to open. I even tried reinstalling it , disabling add ons, etc. I can download the older 3.6 versions fine and they work no problem. I've checked for viruses, spyware, nothing. This is the error im getting when trying to open:

XML Parsing Error: syntax error
Location: chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
Line Number 13, Column 1:<!ELTITY % brandDTD SYSTEM "chrome:-/branding/locale/brand.dtd" >
^

Windows 7 Ultimate here.


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#1
January 22, 2012 at 21:12:16
Why is it associated with Chrome? You have to remove that association. What is your default browser?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
January 22, 2012 at 23:43:20

It is firefox, i do not have google chrome anywhere on my comp, i just need to know where the file is.

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#3
January 22, 2012 at 23:49:12
i just uninstalled it, deleted folder, reinstalled, it will open after install when it says run firefox now, then when i close it and try to reopen it always give error, now gives this error:

XML Parsing Error: not well-formed
Location: chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
Line Number 6, Column 2:<>xml-stylesheet href="chrome://browser/skin/" type="text/css"?>

I even just tried taking the browser.xul file from an older firefox and copying it to the new one, by editing the omni.jar file, which did not work, guess ill just use the old one for now.


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#4
January 23, 2012 at 01:11:23
Location: chrome://browser/content/browser.xul

That ^^ was in your first post & again in your second post. We are going around in circles. That association has to be eliminated.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#5
January 23, 2012 at 07:59:51
umm you can't delete the file, i already did that, then firefox wont even start, that is the main browser screen, so who knows whats going on.

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#6
January 23, 2012 at 09:50:40
Uninstall Firefox again. Delete the Firefox folder.
Do a windows search on your computer for Chrome and delete that folder (assuming you do not have chrome on it).
Install and run Malwarebytes.
Delete your downloaded Firefox installer and download it again:
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo...
Install again but look carefully where it is installing to make sure this is correct.
If this does not work, you may need to do some registry editing, or do a system restore back to shortly after (or before) you originally installed Firefox.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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