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IE shuts down unexpectedly only on certain sites


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First, we need to backup your registry:
Please go to Start > Run
Paste in the following line:regedit /e c:\registrybackup.reg
Click OK.
It won't appear to be doing anything, that's normal.
Your mouse pointer may turn to an hour glass for a minute.
Please continue when it no longer has the hour glass.

Then copy the part in bold below into notepad and save it as coolpics.reg
Set Filetype to "all files"

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system]
"DisableRegistryTools"=-

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:9d000000
"NoDriveAutoRun"=dword:FFFFFF03


Doubleclick that file and confirm you want to merge it with the registry.

It may require a reboot for the cahnges to take effect.
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No luck with that method :/

Although the "Downloading Updates: 0%" thing showed up again in the taskbar but it didn't download anything and when I moused over it again the icon disappeared from the tray.
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Grumbles. :whistling:

Can you follow the instructions to create and run FixUpdate.bat here:
http://www.jsifaq.co...ip.aspx?id=9981

Then for the first set of updates surf to:
http://v4.windowsupd.../en/default.asp

Let me know if that works.
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I think that actually worked... I can go to the site now and it doesn't shut down or hang like when I try it in firefox using IEtabs. I think the problem was the BITS... When it was disabling things it said that this service wasn't started. But then once it enabled things again it started it and seems to be going fine now.

Nope, false alarm.. at least now it actually lets me get to the page and not shutdown. After I choose my operating system and the language and press search. It either hangs (using the firefox method) or shuts itself down again. Thanks for getting me this far... now just over the edge we need :whistling:
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Can you check if the group policy is preventing the updates:
http://www.microsoft...p2/mngaups.mspx

This computer is not running XP Pro, so if you need assistance where to look it will have to wait till tonight.

Also check:
In Internet Explorer from the top menu, click on Help.
From the drop down menu, select About Internet Explorer.
The information displayed for Cipher Strength is the encryption level (i.e. Cipher Strength: 128-bit).
If it does not say 128-bit, then you do not have a browser with 128-bit encryption.
That would explain the browser faulting on https sites.
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Thanks for that bit of information, after about an hour of messing with policies I found and fixed some other problems not related to this, but nothing worked for the IE problem :/. At this point I'm wondering if/how you can uninstall/re-install IE. If there is anything else in that vast arsenal of yours, bring it out :whistling:
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If the problem is with the settings for permissions then I don't expect a repair to help much.

Maybe installing IE7 is a better idea.
Have a look at the information here:
http://www.microsoft...ds/default.mspx
to see if it will work for you.

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Surprisingly... IE 7 made it work :whistling: I can at least get to the update site now since I got an update for my mouse. Now we need to test the automatic updates and we will be good to go :blink:

Thank you for all of your help through this ^^
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:whistling:

Keep us posted.
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Interesting little problem here. Once I "upgraded" to IE 7 that completely rips off firefox.... the updates work now... but only from the webpage. The automatic updates still aren't working, it'll say there are some available, give me a list, I hit ok, and it minimizes again and then it just disappears a second later. :/
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Can you post the newest part of WindowsUpdate.log
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Here it is, I cut/pasted it from 11/12/06 till the end.

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It behaves as if it is set to check for, but not download or install any updates.
Can you verify in the Control Panel under Updates and change the settings if necessary?
Let me know.
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I have it set to notify me before downloading and installing. I had it so it just did everything automatically but numerous times it decided to update while I was in an online game making me lag heavily, so I switched it to notify :whistling:

And I've just checked it and it reports that it is set correctly from what I set before. I also noticed I was able to get into the "Users" applet now. I had a SQLDebbuger account on there for some reason.. so I deleted that one.
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I have it set to download the updates when available, but notify me before installing them. :whistling:
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