Firefox & Thunderbird - update infinite loop
Everytime Firefox or Thunderbird has a point release, they get stuck in an infinite loop of
One or more files could not be updated. Please make sure that all other applications are closed and that you have permission to modify files, and then restart [Thunderbird/Firefox] to try again.
and then it attempts to apply the update with a little progress bar, and throws the same error. It will continue in an infinite loop until I kill it with Task Manager.
I also can't delete the firefox.exe file; I have to boot to safe mode to kill it, then reinstall it EVERY darn update.
- Firefox is doing this on both my home and work computers. I only use Thunderbird at work.
- This has been going on since Firefox 2.x.
- The fact that it happens on both Firefox and now Thunderbird leads me to believe it is not a plugin. However, the bookmarks in common between the two systems are WebDev, Firebug, Colorzilla, and Foxmarks. I see no material online listing problems with any of them, and they're all widely popular.
- Attempting to start either program in safe mode after an attempted update accomplishes nothing
I have reformatted my home machine since it started, and it is now doing it again on the new install. It was a fresh 3.0 Firefox install and I did not install Thunderbird.
I have Dreamweaver, Photoshop, mIRC, WinSCP, putty, iTunes, and Winamp frequently running, but closing them accomplishes nothing.
Every cursed update is driving me nuts right now.