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    Firefox Start Page Error (Firefox 3.0)

    When I clicked on my desktop shortcut,instead of my homepage loading, "The Web Starts Here" appeared (http://www.com). Sorry, I'm not able to create a link). It contained a Member Log On link.

    Yesterday, while in FF, a pop up message appeared that read: Would you like to open or safe this file? The file name was: 23-720827-x.png. It was 2.23 kb's and was from: wopr.com/w3tfiles/23-720827-x.png. Since it was from wopr I open the file. When I saw what it was, it didn't make sense, so I deleted it. Could this possibly be the cause of the problem I'm having now?

    How do I remove it and make my homepage load at start up? I have set my homepage as MSNBC in options.
    I have temporarily switched back to IE 7 as my default until this is corrected.
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    Re: Firefox Start Page Error (Firefox 3.0)

    This is what I get if I enter the file into my browser - so I don't think that's what caused you problem.
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    Re: Firefox Start Page Error (Firefox 3.0)

    Have you checked in Firefox that the home page is still set correctly? Select Tools | Options... and look at the Main tab - see below (picture is for Firefox 2)

    The file wopr.com/w3tfiles/23-720827-x.png is simply a picture attached to a post in Woody's Lounge, <post#=720827>post 720827</post#> to be precise. It doesn't have to do anything with your home page.
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    Re: Firefox Start Page Error (Firefox 3.0)

    Did you previously have Firefox 2 installed? During the process of converting your profile, things occasionally go wrong.

    As a diagnostic, you could try creating a new "clean" Firefox profile: Creating a new Firefox profile on Windows @ MozillaZine Knowledge Base. It will look "factory fresh" except that it will pick up the plugins installed on your machine.

    If that profile works, then you might have had a bad conversion from Firefox 2, or one of your extensions may be at fault, or a bad setting, or a corrupted file. If the cure isn't obvious, you can move your bookmarks and (selectively) your other settings to the new profile: Transferring data to a new profile - Firefox @ MozillaZine Knowledge Base.

    Any luck?

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    Re: Firefox Start Page Error (Firefox 3.0)

    I really don't think that could be the problem. I've been using FF 3 ever since it was released and this just started today. In fact I used FF yesterday and played my games using it late last night with no problem. It may be easier to remove FF 3 and reinstall to see if that corrects it.
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    Re: Firefox Start Page Error (Firefox 3.0)

    It must have been the cause, because I searched and found the file on my hard drive. Deleted it and the bad web page disappeared.

    Always start with the easiest solution first, is good motto.
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    Re: Firefox Start Page Error (Firefox 3.0)

    My home page is set correctly. See my post to mbarron for the results to my deletion of the file. Perhaps can you offer an explaination of why that file appeared in the first place? I wasn't in Woody's at the time.
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    Re: Firefox Start Page Error (Firefox 3.0)

    Sorry, I'm afraid I don't know why or how that happened.

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    Re: Firefox Start Page Error (Firefox 3.0)

    If it was OK the other day, have you tried system restore?

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