IE 7 Beta 3 and network places browsing - Trouble! Read before installing

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bluto, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Bluto

    Bluto Guest

    I should know better than to put betas on more than one computer at a time
    but I haven't had many problems with most of the MS betas till now.

    First of all, on one computer I had a real problem uninstalling beta 2. I
    was finally able to do it and installed beta 3.
    On the second computer I had a tremendous problem installing beta 3 since it
    was complaining that it could not write to the registry. Finally I overcame
    that problem and beta 3 seemed to work pretty much OK on both computers.

    Then I was in for a surprise. A couple of days later I tried to browse my
    local network and it would crash every time. It was useless. This occurred
    on both computers. One is an AMD64 desktop and the other an older Compaq
    Intel laptop. Both are running completely up to date XP Pro. The symptoms
    were exactly the same. The good old "So and so has encountered an
    unrecoverable problem and will need to shut down. Do you want to send an
    error report?" As I looked at the data being sent I noticed "iebrowse.dll"
    from version 7 was where it crashed. Both systems crashed in exactly the
    same place. I then uninstalled beta 3 and hoped that would fix it but it did
    not. It finally took a successful system restore on my AMD system and a
    total recovery from a system image on the laptop to get back to where I
    could actually browse the local network. This problem affects many things
    and makes a networked computer pretty much unusable.

    This is just a warning. You may or may not encounter this problem. It is
    serious enough and occurred on two totally different computers so I would
    imagine I won't be alone with this problem. I will not install any more
    betas on these systems for a long time.

    I hope this helps. If you are going to try this beta, be sure you have a
    recent backup that can actually be restored. It may mean the difference
    between rebuilding from scratch or at least a recent restore.

    Bluto, Jul 4, 2006
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  2. ....

    Click on the [click here] and capture exact details.
    You can use your mouse to do the selection
    but there is no right-click menu for the text selected.
    E.g. use doubleclick, Ctlr-a, Ctrl-c to copy it to ClipBoard.

    If that is really the module name then I suspect you have malware causing it.
    I don't see such a module in my IE7b3.


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 6, 2006
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  3. I'm having trouble with "My Network Places" - it takes an age to open and
    list all my shortcuts, and if I click a link to an FTP site on the internet I
    get an error in module ieframe.dll of explorer.exe.

    I've searched in newsgroups and forums and haven't found any solutions.
    It's only happened in the past couple of weeks after a year of working
    perfectly, so I'm guessing it must be IE7 Beta 3 that's caused the problem.
    Jaques Jaques Liverot, Jul 23, 2006
  4. When I see crashes involving ieframe.dll they invariably have some sort of
    third party programme involvement - a toolbar or other add-in. I remember
    the snagit toolbar was one was the first to trigger an ieframe.dll error...
    got a thank-you package from Camtasia for working with them on that one ;)


    Sandi Hardmeier
    Microsoft MVP since 1999
    Internet Explorer Community
    The email address I use for newsgroups is a spam trap and does not get read.
    Sandi - Microsoft MVP, Jul 24, 2006
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