IE8 - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Pat Garard, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Pat Garard

    Pat Garard Guest

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    Pat Garard, Aug 23, 2009
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    Pat Garard Guest

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0
    (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727;
    Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; OfficeLivePatch.1.3; .NET CLR
    3.0.30729; OfficeLiveConnector.1.4; FDM)
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    Pat Garard, Aug 23, 2009
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    Pat Garard Guest

    IE8 will (NOW) not ...
    ___Used to work fine!
    ___Not a problem with Vista
    There is an issue on ONE PC with IE8!
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    Pat Garard, Aug 23, 2009
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    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Pat,

    That’s the answer.... your browser userAgent string is corrupted. (the site
    thinks you are using IE6 - (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1))

    Go to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx for instructions on how to correct
    your browser's userAgent string.

    Regards.

     
    rob^_^, Aug 23, 2009
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    Pat Garard Guest

    'No Add-ons' - Same Problem!
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    Pat Garard, Aug 23, 2009
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    MHL Guest

    Use another browser you fool.

     
    MHL, Aug 23, 2009
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    Pat Garard Guest

    After executing the script:

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0
    (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727;
    Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; OfficeLivePatch.1.3; .NET CLR
    3.0.30729; OfficeLiveConnector.1.4; FDM)

    No Change!
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    Pat Garard, Aug 24, 2009
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    Pat Garard Guest

    That Web site also warned of a 'too-long' UAG.

    I fixed that.

    All Done and Fixed - Many Thanks :)
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    Pat Garard, Aug 24, 2009
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    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi,

    Follow the instructions to edit your registry to remove the incorrect entry

    (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)

    Oh, Sorry... there is a small bug in Eric's instructions at enhanceie..


    Open Regedit and navigate to both

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User
    Agent
    and
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent

    Find and value entries under these two keys that have " (compatible; MSIE
    6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)" as the value name. Delete these values.

    Close Regedit and restart IE again. Type javascript:navigator.userAgent;
    again to display your UserAgent String. It should now look like...

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0
    viz: without (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) (which you have
    removed from the registry entries).

    Regards.

     
    rob^_^, Aug 24, 2009
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    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Pat,

    Great!



     
    rob^_^, Aug 24, 2009
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    Pat Garard Guest

    Thanks to all who contributed - especially rob^_^ who cracked it!

    Solution was a 'too long' User Agent String:
    See: http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx
    This site will DISPLAY the UAS it receives and, in my case, warned that the
    string was too long (>200 characters).

    This MAY also resolve issues with some sites occassionally 'hanging'
     
    Pat Garard, Aug 24, 2009
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    MHL Guest

    Too long like the thread? Great to hear this is finally solved...if it's a
    bug, you should officially report it to MS if it isn't already, right?

     
    MHL, Aug 24, 2009
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    Pat Garard Guest

    1. The problem lay essentially in the Windows Registry
    2. I appreciate constructive suggestions - especially from those who KNOW
    something.
    3. Your response, unfortunately, does not qualify in either domain.

    I really DO appreciate your efforts. Please keep trying, but do try not to
    BE trying.
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    Pat Garard, Aug 24, 2009
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    MHL Guest

    Glad to hear you got it fixed. Keep your long post titles away from me and
    chill out. I guess throwing a tantrum still works for you?

    Using another browser would have fixed this, no? So, indeed I did try and I
    did give you a correct answer.

    You sir, are the one who is trying....

     
    MHL, Aug 24, 2009
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    VanguardLH Guest

    So like a child having a tantrum, and with a child's mentality that the
    world revolves around them, you think respondents will find your
    attitude and screaming anything they should give a gnat's fart about.
    Uh huh. Time for the volume control. Click, you're gone.
    Since you already knew you were going to switch to another web browser,
    all you wanted to here was rant. Okay, feel better now?

    Too bad biometrics aren't enforced on all entry points to the Internet
    to ensure children must be supervised when visiting.
     
    VanguardLH, Aug 24, 2009
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    Pat Garard Guest

    You are SO sweet!!
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    Pat Garard, Aug 24, 2009
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    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    1. Have you tried resetting IE settings?

    Windows Vista Help- Reset Internet Explorer settings:
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/81fe3b46-2460-459e-b826-8f134a7fe1771033.mspx

    2. Third-party antivirus/antispyware programs should be disabled when
    installing Internet Explorer. If they weren't you may have a corrupted
    installation of IE8. Reinstalling with these programs disabled may be the
    solution.

    IEBlog IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/10/11/IE7-Installation-and-Anti_2D00_Malware-Applications.aspx

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


     
    Don Varnau, Aug 24, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Slight taste of ASHES in the mouth today?
     
    Gordon, Aug 24, 2009
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    N. Miller Guest

    Multiple PCs running IE8, and only one has issues? What makes you think it
    is an IE8 issue, and not a PC unique issue? Even some minor (or major) tweak
    to IE8 on just that one machine would be a machine specific, not browser
    specific, issue.
     
    N. Miller, Aug 24, 2009
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    N. Miller Guest

    Teach me to post before completing the thread. But I do feel vindicated, as
    it seemed, to me, to be a machine specific problem. As it actually turned
    out to be.
     
    N. Miller, Aug 24, 2009
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