In Short: Couldn’t load XPCOM is a general issue you may face while opening it on your Windows laptop or PC, this article covers the ways to fix it.
Mozilla Firefox is one of the popular browsers after Google Chrome, it is a favorite browser for web developers as it has many extensions to support development, Mozilla releases their updates for Firefox as it gets newer features, sometimes it becomes incompatible to windows due to new features or due to other installed programs, even after lots of testing it fails to be compatible with windows and related programs.
Sometimes it acts weird and gives you errors one of them is “Couldn’t Load XPCOM” while launching Firefox on Windows computers. If you tried fixing it by doing the virus scan, removing junk files and doing system reboot many times, but it does not fix this error then here is few recommended methods to fix Couldn’t Load XPCOM error.
Ways to Fix Couldn’t Load XPCOM error
After the complete upgrade, you may be able to run Firefox as usual.
Method 2: Complete Uninstall and Re-install of Firefox
Method 1 may not work for everyone because upgrading to the new version may not remove the root cause to this problem, if above method works then great, if not you need to completely uninstall Firefox and re-install to the newest version in order to get this problem fixed.
Complete Uninstall means you need to remove everything related to Firefox from your computer like –
- Uninstalling Firefox
- Remove Registry entries
- Remove from Program files
- Delete entries from AppData folder
- Deleting from Program data Folder
All above task is going to tedious, especially removing entries from the registry, since I don’t recommend playing with Registry Editor, deleting the wrong registry keys may lead to other errors or complete system failure.
So Download and install Iobit Uninstaller and uninstall Firefox using Uninstaller, also perform Powerful Scan which finds all registry entries and leftovers of Firefox, select all leftover items and delete them.
After Uninstalling Firefox by Iobit Uninstaller, you need to delete one more folder from AppData.
Press Win+R button it will open Run dialog box, type %appdata% in it and hit enter.
It will open the Roaming folder find and delete Mozilla folder.
Firefox is now completely removed from your computer, now Download Latest version of Firefox using another browser and install it, you would be able to open and browse the internet on Firefox without any error.
Watch this Video Tutorial
Play the above video to watch complete Uninstall and Re-install of Firefox. If you face any issue during this process please comment below.
This error is more likely to cause by some kind of malware which mess with Mozilla Firefox, it is recommended to Scan your computer for possible malware using any good Antivirus program like Kaspersky Total Security
Or download one of the best free antiviruses and perform the system scan.
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