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[quote=guenter] @Nith - I am not sure whether I understand - I assume the browsers do not start at all. Some ideas where to look and what can be tried. 1.) Did You remember to let the new builds through the firewall? XP got a firewall by MS with SP2. Maybe get an easier to handle one by ZoneAlarm, install that and then deactivate the old MS firewall. Some firewalls sometimes break partially and stop to notify You when a new program starts for the first time. Then it looks like the program does not start up. The firewall must be explicitely started or better newly installed before the new browser is started for the first time. Also some firewalls stop their learning mode after a while and also prevent the new browsers to start. The learning mode most be reactivated or the rule set manualy. 2.) K-Meleons by Dorian need msvcr71.dll and msvcrt.dll. He uses a newer compiler. The files are in the distributions except with some that are zipped - maybe check for their presence in the K-Meleon folder. Take the *71.dll files from a 0.82+(Wechselbalg - btw we should ask Dorian for an official series number for that smiling smiley ) that work if You suspect that the dll are broken or not present. 3.) 0.82 and all K-Meleon versions before 1.0 had a different profiles folder location. It was in installation folder. Try whether new installs work with the old location and make sure that they have the privileges to write in their own profile folder. You can force the old location by deselecting it on install or by just creating a profile.ini inside k-meleon folder ( it can be an empty file with that name ). Using this can help with testing for faults where You cannot locate error easily (see below). This old profile setup is also good if You install browsers for testing new items. You simply install the browser with a unique folder name, have profile in the same folder and voila You have a throw away testing module. If anything goes badly wrong You simply delete the whole folder. Several recent K-Meleon installs not working. By default recent K-Meleon versions have a common Profiles directory and name their first Profile "Default". If this profile's prefs.js points e.g. at a broken skin You will not be able to start any K-Meleon browser ( A gravely damaged skin is a sure way to break K-Meleon to a point where You do not even get an error message. If You suspect this or anything similar try with a K-Meleon with a unique install folder name and with profiles in the old location / install folder. ).[/quote]
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