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Alright stright to the point, i built a new system to replace the downstairs machine.

Installed Windows, all the drivers and basic applications that were needed and transfered all the data across. I Installed Internet Explorer 8 and Media Player 11 and a couple other things and shut the machine down for the night.

The next day it had installed all the updates required for windows (about 70 odd) and ever since has cause problem after problem

Originally Internet Explorer 8 was just closing the Tab and would re-open and then close again, and then say that Internet Explorer has permanently closed this page to prevent it getting stuck in a loop, this was on Windows update page, and BBC IPlayer page (perhaps more website do it however undiscovered)

So i decided to uninstall and reinstall Internet Explorer and it causes all the same problems (bearing in mind it's almost a fresh install of windows) all add ons are disabled, i have tried resetting all the Internet Explorer settings back to default to no avail.

I decided to revert back to Internet Explorer 6 (Mother is used to this version too) however this also has problems;
  • The URL drop Down history does not work once a web page has been visited, for example if i open IE click Google.co.uk from the drop down and then decided i want to visit overclock.net nothing will happen.
  • Random empty pages appear when you have clicked links (almost like popunders however completely empty)
    Cannot close Internet Explorer, if you exit (via File >> Exit) or the red X it'll just cause IE to crash until End Now comes up
  • Downloads of any type lock up IE for over 30 seconds then crashs this includes .exe's/.pdf's/.jpg's
  • Some Images and items don't display properly (assuming as it's like 4 years old)


I have tried uninstalling IE via and and remove and then updated, i have tried over-installing, i have tried resetting all the options, i have even tried installing IE 7 and then 8 but still does not work!

Help me OCN - Mother is stressing out!!

So either way IE6 and IE8 both are having issues (although both different) i need one or the other to work!


PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME TO DOWNLOAD ANOTHER BROWSER - INTERNET EXPLORER IS BROKEN AND MUST BE FIXED FIRST!
I AM NOT INSTALLING ANOTHER BROWSER SO IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO POST THIS PLEASE DONT!

Edited by Html33 - 10/26/11 at 1:03pm
post #2 of 27
Is there a particular reason not to install IE 9?
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or the fox....or chrome?
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Your main problem probably has something to do with you using internet explorer...
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Is there a particular reason not to install IE 9?
Internet Explorer 9 is only compatible with Windows Vista +

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Originally Posted by Spacedinvader View Post
or the fox....or chrome?
Personally i use Firefox, But for the simplicity of mother she would perfer it to be exactly (if not near close enough) as it used too be.

And i have said i can do it! Don't want to let my side down - However theres still no good reason why it shoulden't work even if i don't want to use it.

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Originally Posted by RankWinner View Post
Your main problem probably has something to do with you using internet explorer...
Always somone isin't there. I know Internet Explorer is pretty pants but for what my Mother needs it for it's ample, nice and simple and what she is used too.
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change the fox logo to an IE one
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I would not use IE6 at all. Besides the security vulnerabilities many webpages are not compatable with it.
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change the fox logo to an IE one
Haha, don't temp me!
She would notice though!

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I would not use IE6 at all. Besides the security vulnerabilities many webpages are not compatable with it.
Yeah, that's why i want to fix it so that IE 8 works

If anyone has any suggestions on what i could try that'd be great!
post #9 of 27
I guess you could put a I.E. theme on Firefox to make it familiar if I.E. refuses to work. Sorry I can't help much, I've made it a habbit to disable I.E. as soon as I install.

P.S. Try using CCleaner to clean the registry, it could be some random obscure problem because of the stupid way Microsoft integrated I.E. into windows.
Edited by RankWinner - 10/26/11 at 12:55pm
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Quote:
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I guess you could put a I.E. theme on Firefox to make it familiar if I.E. refuses to work. Sorry I can't help much, I've made it a habbit to disable I.E. as soon as I install.
same here, IE drives me nuts. The only problem with XP is you need IE installed in order to manually get updates. (IE6 does not work for this btw)
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