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Old February 21st, 2009
Join Date: February 3rd, 2007
Posts: 4
hibble is flying high
Default Hello and HELP!!! (LW won't open)

I just installed Pro v. 5. When I open, it says, Scouring NYC for Limes..., Squeezing Limes..., opens Setup, and promptly closes. I have permitted LW in AVG anti-virus program and Windows XP Firewall, have uninstalled and re-installed several times...same result. What to do???
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Old May 19th, 2009
Join Date: May 17th, 2009
Posts: 4
Rayrox44 is flying high

got no clue but i can't even get past the SCOURING NYC for limes stage!
im sooo sad. haha
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Old May 19th, 2009
Join Date: May 17th, 2009
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Rayrox44 is flying high

i would suggest updating java? or checking firewall settings?
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Old June 7th, 2009
Join Date: June 7th, 2009
Posts: 2
amberlynn is flying high

Hello. I am having the same problem. I have LimeWire Pro 5.1.3. It gets to the squeezing lime parts, finishes, flashes, and then closes. I appreciate all the help from the fixing Lime Wire Posts, but I have tried everything with no success.

I have Windows XP. I have uninstalled Java and LimeWire...saved offline versions of LimeWire and Java to Desktop, ran crap cleaner, installed offline version of Java 6, rebooted computer, installed offline version of LimeWire. I changed compatibility mode to Windows 2000, and tried Run As. I am the administrator on the computer and I do not have the Alcohol Software on my computer.

Any Suggestions???? thank you.
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Old June 7th, 2009
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Join Date: June 30th, 2004
Location: Middle of the ocean apparently (middle earth)
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Is there a possibility of a security program on your computer that is preventing LW opening? Such as a spyware program or such. Some are not p2p program friendly & even when LW does not have spyware ... some say it does & stops them opening. Answer would be to put LW on its safe list.

Also, have you attempted running LW in a different account to see if it opens. Perhaps set up a test account. This might help show if the issue is account related.

I presume you tried deleting your LW preferences folder?

Did you upgrade to LW 5 from LW 4 or is LW 5 your first version?

Another alternative would be to downgrade back to LW 4. If you decide to do this, we'd highly recommend LW 4.16 rather than 4.18.
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Old June 7th, 2009
Join Date: June 7th, 2009
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amberlynn is flying high
Dance Thanks

Hi, thank you for your quick response.

The Lime Wire application is allowed on our firewall settings. I have deleted the preference folder for the new and older version of lime wires that were installed on the computer.

I created a test user administartor account and downloaded LimeWire 5.1.3 and it works on the test account.

Any ideas on why it won't work on the inital administrator account? It's actually my parents computer,and they like to just have one account. My dad's okay with having two if he has to, but I'd like to know if there is a way to make it work on the previous existing account?

Thank you again for your help and quick response!! Very Much Appreciated!!
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Old June 12th, 2009
Join Date: June 12th, 2009
Posts: 1
allyboy is flying high
Default i can not open limewire

i have just changed isp to bt and i can not open limewire i run mcfee anti virus it just wont open i moved back to bt because i had the same problem with talk talk but 2 months ago [ with bt} i could use limewire help help help
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