IE opens then freezes...

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by ME, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. ME

    ohnonotnow! Guest

    yup. nice when what you find works. but not so much fun that *I* have to
    do it. nevertheless, thanks for the replies
    btw, iirc the kb article says you have to install the add ons as needed, as
    required when you need it for something in ie that you want to use that
    requires the add on. i'm just surprised how many are on my computer. maybe
    that's my problem. they can be viewed by Tools > Manage add ons >
    Enable/disable add-ons

    ohnonotnow!, Dec 4, 2008
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  2. ME

    ohnonotnow! Guest

    ok PA maybe i'll do that (start a new thread), after i finish reading thru
    these threads, and reading all those links....

    but in the meantime it's ie7, vista sp1 .

    AND for now, is it common to have over 100 add-ons?

    thanks for the info


    ohnonotnow!, Dec 4, 2008
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  3. ME

    ohnonotnow! Guest

    hey sven.....maybe that's it. i just checked java version and its v6 update
    7, so maybe update 11 will solve it. strange that it isnt updated since i'm
    sure i got a java notice and fairly recently went ahead and agreed to update.
    bit weird that.

    anyway, thanks for the tip. is your fix still holding up?


    ohnonotnow!, Dec 4, 2008
  4. ME

    Night Angel Guest

    Greetings everyone. Same symptoms, different problem. I tend to ramble on, so
    I'll first tell you what the symptoms are, then what I've tried.

    Was using ie7 and upgraded to 8. worked 5 days then nothing worked. tried a
    bunch of things and ultimately had to restore the whole freaking computer.
    fresh start. computer came installed with ie5. it worked. downloaded all the
    updates to bring system up to date. then my husband got this brilliant idea
    to upgrade to ie7 sense we had it before everything went to crap...

    after installing, ie7 would open then freeze. would get the "program not
    responding" box and would select "end now". then the computer would restart.
    after restart i'd be prompt to send error report, so i would. found out it
    was a "time out" error. wonderful, too bad it doesn't tell me how to fix it.

    i know it's not a connection problem because i can run firefox with no issues.

    tried rolling back to previous ie but computer wouldn't allow it. said "no
    previous version available". went to control panel>Network and internet
    connections>internet settings. internet settings icon is there but settings
    don't exist. i can display properties but no settings.

    at this point, not sure how exactly he did it, but my husband managed to get
    ie7(no add-ons) but we are still having the same problems, so that wasn't the

    then i tried uninstalling ie7 all together but computer wouldn't do it.
    Actually, it did absolutely nothing when i tried uninstalling it. can't
    reinstall it either. tried going to c:\program files\internet explorer and
    manually delete the file but the computer wouldn't allow it. said it was "in
    use by another program". interesting...

    checked the propertied on the icon and the target box had a bunch of symbols
    instead of what it was suppose to have which was "c:\program files\internet
    explorer". So i changed it back and tried to open ie and still had the same
    problems as before.

    figured if the target had changed then other things in the registry would've
    changed to. but sense it's not a good idea to go fixing things in the
    registry when you don't know what you are doing, i ran a regristry scan. PC
    Tools Register Mechanic didn't fix the problem and RegCure didn't fix it

    I'm about 99.99% sure that if i'd do another system restore it would fix the
    problem, but i don't want to go through all that again. I want to find out
    what is causing this problem so i can prevent it from happening again.

    Another thing, if it's a virus avg didn't detect it. we have the full
    version of avg and run updates on it every day.

    any ideas?
    Night Angel, Dec 4, 2008
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