IE 7 - title Bar appears corrupted & I get runtime errors

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by dcat213, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. dcat213

    dcat213 Guest

    I have reinstalled IE 7 three times, deleted all my cache and temp internet
    files and still IE does not correctly display the IE title bar. When I open
    multiple instances of IE, the title bar is missing the "x" and minimize icons
    on the right, the "e" on the left and is missing the descriptive text in the
    main or center part of title bar. When I click between different instances
    in IE, switch windows, the title bar info is fixed -- redrawn. Then I open
    another instance of IE and the title bar is corrupted on the new window.
    Occassionally, I get the infamous runtime error message and it shuts down all
    IE windows. I have read the forums, knowledgebases and I'm stumped, please
    help!! I hope I don't have to rebuild this PC.

    I'm running XP Svc pack2 and am up to date on all patches.
     
    dcat213, Jan 3, 2008
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    dcat213 Guest

    I've already uninstalled google toolbar and the problem does not go away
     
    dcat213, Jan 3, 2008
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    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    From IE> Tools> Manage add-ons, disable other browser add-ons until you find
    the guilty party.

    See: http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp
    for troubleshooting information.
    More at:
    IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    The troublesome program may not show up as an add-on. Disable other
    security, privacy, ad-blocking, appearance tweaking programs to see if one
    of them is causing the problem. Any program that interacts with Internet
    Explorer could be causing this. The connection with IE may not be obvious.

    A firewall will probably not be causing this problem, but be sure to turn on
    the Windows Firewall from Control Panel> Windows Firewall before disabling a
    third-party firewall or security suite during testing.

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]
     
    Don Varnau, Jan 3, 2008
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    dcat213 Guest

    Don,

    i've done all these things and still have the issue. form you message it
    appears this is buried somwhere deep in Windows and I will havto reinstall
    the OS. One of the reasons i sometimes get very frustrated with Microsoft.
    i should be able to uninstall and reinstall IE -- too many buried hooks
    inside the OS

    --
    Thanks


     
    dcat213, Jan 5, 2008
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    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    Sorry, I didn't notice your reply. If disabling legitimate add-ons and other
    third-party programs and reinstalling IE7 hasn't helped, you probably have
    malware installed.

    See these sites for help:
    The Parasite Fight http://www.aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm

    Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites:
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

    Malware Removal and Prevention Overview - CastleCopsWiki:
    http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Overview

    Bugs, Glitches & Stuffups: http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.html

    Removing Malware:
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    827315- Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=827315

    What you can do about spyware and other unwanted software:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/spywarewhat.mspx

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]
     
    Don Varnau, Jan 7, 2008
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