Everything was working fine, (well as 'fine' as it ever has been, at least) until last night.
It's extremely slow and currently hooked up to my superfast Optimum Online cable modem through USB and has been for a while. Internet Explorer has never worked so well, so I tried to disable FLASH, because whenever I went on a site where the flash plugin was present, IE had an error and needed to be shut down.
What I did first was, I went to this site and did as it said to disable the plugin temporarily to see if it would make IE work any faster. This is what the instructions said and I did it:
Click Start, Run, type regedit
Go to following dir:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\
Click Edit, New.. Key
Name New Key:
Now create new DWORD value inside this key.
Rename this DWORD value to "Compatibility Flags"
Set Value Data to 400 and Base to Hexadecimal.
This seems complicated but you will see along the way it make's much more sense.
If you want to disable flash correctly without compromising performance this is the way. To enable flash simply delete the key.
I did that, and tried it again, and still Internet Explorer was still 'encountering errors' everywhere.
Now, there was once a time when at least it would let me search google and such without shutting off and stuff.
Recently, a few months ago, I downloaded and installed IE version 6, to get a Messenger program to run. It was one of those all-in-one messenger services since I wanted MSN messenger but the actual program took up way too much RAM and space in general for it to work on my craptop.
So my friend told me to go to Add/Remove programs, and remove IE 6. I did so and it asked if I wanted to go to the older version of IE and I clicked yes.
It ran its uninstall process with quite a few errors saying a few files could not be replaced or something..I can't exactly remember. I clicked OK to them all and chose not to abort the process. When it was complete, it instructed me to restart my laptop and I did.
Since then I have not been able to start it.
When I try and start it regularily, after it goes to the "Windows 98" screen, it shows a black screen and it freezes like that for quite some time.
When I use Safe Mode, it brings me to a blue error screen that says:
Fatal Exception OE 0167:00000015
(edit:: i just tried safe mode again and this time it said "0167:00000013")
I can't start my laptop at ALL.
Is there any hope for this??
Edited by fishchowder, 09 October 2007 - 06:01 PM.