Rats! What have I done.?

@MsTickle (25051)
Australia
June 13, 2008 4:29am CST
I've been trying to fix something all day with Firefox. I couldn't open it this morning from the icon on my desktop, I managed to open it somehow and it would only show half the viewing page, with the other half being off to the right, No scroll bars and a wide beige page section with red typing on it in html (I unable to post that here ). I tried rebooting but that didn't help. I defragged and ran all my virus scans. I decided to uninstall and reinstall Firefox(forgot to save 2 years of my favourites). And I was blown away to open it up and it's the same thing. I'm using XP professional and I was looking for that application where you can go back to a previous time...I can't even find that. Please help me if you can.
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Here's a direct link to Mozilla Support: http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-wiki_rankings.php?limit=500&categId=1 I'm sure that they will be able to help you, and so will a few laughs! :) http://www.apsense.com/subject/30170.html My goodness, it's the middle of the night, Ms.Tickle, I hope that you fix your browser and have pleasant dreams when you get to sleep! :)
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
13 Jun 08
No my dear peaceful, it's only just going on 9pm now...early yet...but getting chilly. I've tried support in the past and I don't know how to use it . There seem to be so many options to get help and I don't know which way to turn...meantime my love...I fixed it myself...ta-daaaa. I'm so proud of myself.....
@peaceful (3301)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Libra and Machines, weights and measures, MsTickle... Seems that once we get our minds and hand on 'em, they fall under our spell and want to do our bidding! :)
• Poland
13 Jun 08
start-accesories-system tools-restore system. I hope it helps. Good luck and don't worry.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
13 Jun 08
That's what I was looking for...thanks.I seem to have fixed the problem without resorting to this but thanks, I always seem to need to be reminded of the simplest things.
• Canada
13 Jun 08
Hi I to have been having problems with firefox. For 2 days it would not open or it continually gave me the agree to terms page. I have agreed to the terms about 5 times already. I did the scans and re installed the program. So fat today I have not had a problem. Knock on wood.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
13 Jun 08
Oh, that's very strange. I seem to have fixed my problem too but somethings don't make sense...I guess we will have to wait and see. Good luck to you matey.
@ellie333 (21018)
13 Jun 08
Hi MsTickle I really don't know too much re computers but I have done system restore and I have XP. All I do is go to start, then accessories, then system tools then system restore and set date for about a week before. This will then restore and you have to restart for it to take effect. Good luck, hope this helps and works. Ellie :D
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
13 Jun 08
I've lost nearly a whole day. Just before I came here I was trying to trace my steps yesterday and you know what...I think I fixed it. I did it in a roundabout way and it worked!! (Don't ask me how I got to where I went...)
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@ellie333 (21018)
13 Jun 08
Oh Excellent I am pleased to hear that the problem has been resolved. Ellie :D
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
13 Jun 08
I'm pretty pleased about it too. Thanks for your kindness. Hugs.
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@myklj999 (33937)
• Olney, Illinois
13 Jun 08
Go to All Programs Accessories system tools system restore
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
Thanks Mick. Fixed it myself without needing to do a restore.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
30 Jun 08
I wasn't preparedto push my luck mate...lol. I can't understand why I lost the faves in IE?? Tis a mystery.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
13 Jun 08
start search system restore pick a date and run the program. this will return yer system to the state it was in at the time and date you chose. hope it works
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
I fixed the problem without having to do that but some weird things have happened...1) I lost my list of favourites in IE. 2) Even though I uninstalled Firefox and downloaded it again, it has reverted back to the original. 3) Spellchecker in Firefox has stopped working. It seems computers will always get the better of me. *sigh*
@myklj999 (33937)
• Olney, Illinois
16 Jun 08
Doing the restore would give you back your favorites list if you find it necessary.
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@NonaSaile (924)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
I too have Win XP Pro. I had a problem with Firefox also, a day or two ago - it kept hanging every time I opened it, the error console reflected some errors I couldn't make sense of. I made a screenshot of it, logged on to mozilla.com using internet explorer, tried to ask for support from them. I got cut off (the screenshot I made was too heay). I gave up. I'm now using ie. Smooth so far.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
I found that error console when I was trying to fix things. It was chock a block full of errors. Are we supposed to do anything with that? I switched to IE too for the duration and it was going all right for a change but it really doesn't function well for any length of time these days.
@mummymo (23707)
13 Jun 08
I was going to tell you how to do a restore and I suddenly thought I bet a lot of people have already done that so I checked and they had! lol Glad you got it started properly again sweety , fingers crossed it will stay that way! xxx
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
Thanks Mo dear, it gets a tad tedious answering the same response over and over. Things are still cool. Hope things are great with you darlin'...xxx
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I go to assesories then systen tool s I think i it says and all the way at rthe bottom it says system restore I hit that and then follow what it says
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• Indonesia
14 Jun 08
clean your home and close hole of roof .mybe help you...