Programs close when I press @ in Firefox

By mark445 ยท 5 replies
Oct 16, 2007
  1. When I press AltGr and another key in a text box in Firefox, all programs shut down. When I restart Firefox it doesn't do it again. It's done this since I ran a program called XtraTools to clean junk from my registry. Also, when I start XP, it wants a password, but then it shuts down anyway (sometimes 3-4 times) before starting up normally. Can anyone help me with this one?
  2. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    well, if it started happening when you dl'd "XtraTools" uninstall it!! and in order to clean "junk" from your registry, I would recommend CCleaner, which is one of the best cleaning programs imho
  3. mark445

    mark445 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I have a Danish keyboard - not sure that English keyboards have an AltGr key. (Also, how do you delete messages on this forum??)
  4. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Have you uninstalled firefox, rebooted, and then re-installed firefox ?
  5. mark445

    mark445 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I uninstalled XtraTools (didn't realise it was running in the background), and problem fixed! I don't think it was Firefox's fault.

    I always use CCleaner, but for some reason decided to try XtraTools. Not a good idea.

    Thanks a lot for your help.
  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    By the way only moderators can delete posts, however you can edit your own posts :) If you mean private messages, look just under your message box, a little scroll down menu with selected messages on it? Deletes in there :)
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