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Strange IE problem

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by PolkaHero, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. PolkaHero


    Jan 5, 2002
    About every other startup of my computer (from hibernation mode) my Explorer browser will lock up. If I completely restart the computer, it will run fine. Any clue to why it keeps doing this? I would uninstall/reinstall the program, but I don't want to lose all of my favorites menu.
  2. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

  3. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
  4. Yep, Mozilla.

  5. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA

    It's amazing.
  6. PolkaHero


    Jan 5, 2002
    I knew somebody would post Mozilla; I already have Firefox on my computer as a "backup" to IE, but frankly I don't like it! I seem to get more popups with Mozilla and it doesn't work with my "high-speed" NetZero dial-up connection.

    Come on, isn't there some kind of cool registry entry I can make to get IE happening again?!:D
  7. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Fine. If you want to be rough like that...

    Firefox + Adblock Plus extension.

    My best suggestion would be never use IE ever again, its just too troublesome. Remove it from the registry? :p
  8. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX

    sorry, i couldn't resist :bag:
  9. When Explorer gets jammed up, hit ctrl/al/delete, go to processes, end the process called iexplore and relaunch Explorer. There you go.
  10. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    there is nothing strange about problems with Internet Explorer. :)

    have you tried the full Mozilla browser?
  11. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Try Opera or Mozilla.
  12. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    IE is the best web browser that there is. You just have to keep it fully updated and it runs 100% fine.
  13. PolkaHero


    Jan 5, 2002
    This is exactly what I do, but it won't relaunch. I have to restart the computer to get it going again.
  14. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Did you get rid of your spyware, delete all of your old cookies, temp files, etc? Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling? If you've tried all of this and are still having problems, is it really worth having to restart your computer every time instead of installing another browser?
  15. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    spybot search and destry and ad-aware are your friends...
  16. Which OS\version of I.E. are you using?

    Just guessing If you have been using it for a few years without a reformat you may be due. I'm no PC pro, but from what I understand files simply get corrupt or get lost and Windows should be reformatted from time to time to keep it up to snuff.

    As far as saving your favorites, you should be able to do that with the back up built into windows. When you start the back up program you should be able to save "my documents" which includes all your favorites. Mater of fact when restoring a back up file after reloading windows, my doc's was the only one that I was successful with. Everything else like music files I would put on a CD or DVD.

    If you are running XP Home and don't have the back up program listed, post back if you are interested. It is on the XP Home disc and can be added.
  17. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I hear IE will be less entagled with explorere in the future, that will be a good thing.
  18. CrazyArcher


    Aug 5, 2004
    Opera is the answer...
  19. The biggest mystery in the world...why anyone still uses IE...the hacker's best friend :)
  20. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I use it becuase its the most reliable browser, with the most efficient interface.

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