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For the past couple months I've been having a problem opening IE. Here is a link to my original topic in the malware forum, have been cleared with them: Topic
Issue happens when:
Opening IE from desktop
Opening IE from link in an email
Here's what happens:
If opened from desktop, page opens remains blank. All headers read Windows Internet Explorer. No other action is happening. The little swirly blue thing is not circling, nothing. It just sits there. If I try to X page out it reads "Not Responding" at the top. The only way I can get it off the screen is through Task Manager. IE is always stuck around 29,000k.
If opened from an email link, for example I get newsletters or eBay alert about an item I'm bidding on, click link to go to that webpage... nothing happens, no window opens, just sits there. Can't X out of email. Go to Task Manager, find IE, again usually stuck at 28 or 29,000k, click to end process... everything stalls a moment, then the web page I was originally trying to link from that email trys to open. Sometimes it's successful and opens all the way and other times it stalls out to the blank page as described in the above paragraph. After a minute or two I'm able to click my way out of the email and task manager which up to this point where just stuck on the screen.
With either of the above IE is usually opened successfully on 2nd, 3rd, or 4th try.
No major computer crashes or infections. Problem doesn't stop computer use, it's just very annoying, especially when you just want to jump on really quick to check something out.
PROBLEM # 2, recently tried to update Java. Download error 25099. "Unzipping Core Files failed". Have tried following Java's solutions to fix the problem, downloading differently, still the same error. Have tried finding Java in Add/Remove Programs, it's not listed. Have tried using Window's Install Cleanup, there's no Java listed. There is a Java icon in control panel but when I try to open it it says: Java Virtual Machine Launcher, Could not find the main class: com.sun.deploy.panel.controlPanel. Program will exit.
I wasn't going to go to great lengths to fix Java till I got IE fixed. If you can help me with either problem or both it would be greatly appreciated.