Please HELP!!!, IE7 on WinXP Pro STOPPED saving HISTORY after auto. Windows Update !!!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Capt. Duck, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Capt. Duck

    Capt. Duck Guest

    This morning, I was reading a messageboard which I read every day. I
    read every message which is a separate link to the message file.
    The link changes color when saved into my browser history and that
    lets me find new messages quickly as those links are a different

    While I was reading this morning, Windows update popped up and said it
    had just completed an update and said it needed to re-boot. It was
    counting down to an auto-re-boot and I clicked on re-boot later and
    continued reading messages on the message board..

    At that time, I noticed when linked to a message and read it, it
    didn't change colors. I re-linked to several messages that had not
    changed and could not get them to change.

    I checked my history folder and it only contained visited links up to
    the time I got the notice the updated had just completed. I have not
    been able to get IE7 to save a visited link into history since. I
    changed NO settings -- this just started with out any setting changes
    from me.

    I have re-booted and tried the following:
    I checked my Tools | Internet Options | Browsing History Options and
    they were the same. THEY ARE
    I tried other websites to see if it would save their links in history,
    I Lowered the time to keep pages in history by 2 years from (4 down
    to 2 years).
    I increased the disk space to use for Temp Internet files from 200 to
    I re-booted again and NO LUCK.

    Any Suggestions? -- I don't want to loose my previous history if
    My IE verson is: 7.0.5730.11 build 75730
    Windows XP Pro 2002, SP2

    Capt. Duck
    Capt. Duck, Feb 14, 2008
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  2. 1. Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode? To start
    IE7 in No Add-ons mode:

    Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without Add-ons; or

    Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:

    2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)? <= Read before using!

    3. If you uninstall (a) IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6), (b)
    all toolbars and (c) all third-party Windows Themes (including Window
    Blinds) and do NOT reinstall IE7, does this behavior persist? If it does,
    do NOT reinstall IE7.

    Uninstalling IE7

    How to uninstall Internet Explorer 7:

    IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:

    4. Required reading IMHO before reinstalling IE7:

    Sandi's Installation Tips <= FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO THE LETTER!

    [And I strongly recommend using as the
    installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.]

    Make *certain* that you check in at Windows Update immediately after
    reinstalling IE7 to install any critical updates offered. If Optional
    Updates category offers Root Certificates update, I recommend installing it
    to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Feb 14, 2008
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