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IE locks up!

Discussion in 'Computers' started by tim55, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. tim55

    tim55 Extra

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    Help!!!
    Whenever I try to start IE it locks up and I can't ctrl/alt/del out of it, I have to shut down and reboot. The same thing happpens when I go into control panel or any other explorer window.
    Any ideas or suggestions on a fix?
    I'm running XP Home on a Compaq P3 512mb laptop
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    Has this started happening after changing any hardware?

    First thing I'd check is the memory. Go to http://www.memtest86.com/ and run Memtest to see if you have any faults.

    I'd probably try reinstalling Windows if you can't determine any hardware probs.
     
  3. Paul Bartlet

    Paul Bartlet Stunt Coordinator

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    well, I've run that memory test for another problem myself, it takes H O U R S to complete. I would suggest trying a different browser just to see if it really is just internet browsing. If a different browser works ok, then you know it's a problem with "IE".
    While you do need to use Microsoft updates to fix security holes, they can muck things up from time to time.
    My Father-in-Law had a simalar to this, it turned out to be "MSBlaster" virus.
    I can tell you, when he opened "Control Panel", when it finally showed up, nothing was there, and, the "close" button was not spelled correctly. It was "Cl&ose".

    What was the last thing you did that started this,
    ie - new software, microsoft update,....
     
  4. tim55

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    No new software .....maybe an update.
     

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