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Firefox app is not moving - pages are not updated

Few versions ago (I'm on 1.5.0.7) I've started encountering problems with printing from Portable FireFox (PFF). Never had those up to version 1.5.0.4.

Now since yesterday, with no other changes, my PFF is pretty much not functioning.
Other apps, including browsers are running just fine, but PFF has this reloading circle running all the time with page not being reloaded. Not any particular site or page, but many different ones. USB flash drive is working, files are being accessed with no problems.

At this state it is unusable. Closing PFF app and opening again helped few times for few minutes, but is no longer a solution. All the cache, cookies, temp files, and such were dumped.

Now I have to use IE to write this - ridiculous.

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Corruption

As usual, the most likely culprit is corruption in your profile. This happens in FF occasionally, but occurs more often with removable drives. Your best bet is to start in safe mode (command prompt, browse to the FirefoxPortable directory and run FirefoxPortable.exe -safe-mode) and see what happens. The usual methods of ditching your extensions.cache, etc apply as well.

If you've ever removed the drive without safely ejecting it (never, never do that)... let windows hibernate without safely ejecting.. or if your drive is a bit older and has a few bad sectors... any of those could have corrupted some critical bits.

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I have not removed the drive

I have not removed the drive without safely ejecting it.
Thanks a lot for your reply. Corruption of the profile is certainly a possibility.
The direction on how to run FF in the safe mode is very useful.

So far, the performance is a bit better though nothing was done/changed.

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It started in safe mode?

If it started in safe mode, then it's usually one of your extensions that's corrupt. Unfortunately, determining which one is a pretty big pain (disable / enable em one at a time and try starting in regular mode).

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Currently there was no need

Currently there was no need to start in the safe mode as it is working better now. Not as fast as it did, but not in the dead loop either.
The only extension used is SwitchProxy Tool.

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