In start>All programs>Mozilla Firefox>click the Firefox (safe mode).
See if you'll not get the said error.
Sometimes the add-ons give problem. Did you install new add-on? Try to run FF safe mode or disable the add-ons.
BTW, our browser forum at: http://forums.cnet.com/5204-6620_102-0.html?forumID=14&tag=dir.forum
As for prefetch files, those are made by Windows.
Prefetching is the process of bringing data and code pages into memory from disk before it's demanded.
Win XP home edition, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB & 200 GB hard drive, AMP processor, use Office 2003
I'm having a hard time getting my postings to come up on cnet. This is my fourth try for this.
I keep getting, after I leave FF, a message that says that Firefox.exe has encountered an error and has to close. Then, when I try to use a different program, like Outlook, it takes forever to open. Someone on the xp site told me it was possibly a virus doing that.
I went to "search" and searched for all the Firefox files. Came up with two that were Firefox.exe that said they were "prefetch" files, whatever that means. I deleted those, and I don't get the Firefox message anymore.
HOWEVER, my computer refuses to go to sleep. The button on my keyboard makes my desktop go away, but it pops back up in a few seconds. Even from "start" and choosing the "hibernate" feature doesn't work. Could this be a virus as well?
PLEASE! Could really use some help on this.