View Full Version : Neither Firefox nor Chrome will work.

October 3rd, 2018, 08:39 PM
My hard drive on my older Windows-7 computer died. Fried control board. I replaced the HD and loaded a 2016 copy of Ubunu 14.02 which loaded just fine. However, the software did an upgrade to 14.04 and now there is no longer any Internet browsers that work.
Firefox crashes instantly. Ubuntu Chrome looks to load ( spinning ball) then it stops and nothing happens. I have removed both browsers and reloaded them twice,still no go.
No idea why this is happening. Firefox did work in the earlier version.
Any help would be appreciated.

October 4th, 2018, 01:59 PM
totally just taking a stab in the dark here.

computer doesn't by chance have an old AMD Athlon processor, does it? if so, no modern browser will work as that doesn't support sse2. you would have to use an old version of firefox then. here's a link to get version 52.9, which is the last version that would work with that processor, if this is the case.


the link is towards the bottom under where it says 43.4MB

October 4th, 2018, 05:40 PM
The computer does have a AMD Athlon XP 3200+ processor, 32 bit.
Should I try Firefox 51 or earlier?
Thank you for the link.