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When starting up Firefox, most of the time it doesn't start, or starts only when I open firefox for the second or third time. I have checked my system's resources while starting firefox and it appears that it is having issues reading some files.

It is reading a lot (100 or so) of cache files, but can't get it's speed up. These files are read at a maximum of 4096 bytes/s. When I start firefox for a second time, most of the time it instantly stops reading these cache files and I get 2 Firefox windows.

I have the latest version of Firefox installed, without add-ons.

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Could you ask these in two separate posts? Unless you think that they are related? – slotishtype Jun 27 '11 at 11:31
    
I'll split them ;) – Simon Verbeke Jun 27 '11 at 11:36
    
Cool...I'll have a look around to see can I help you out. – slotishtype Jun 27 '11 at 11:36

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