Frequent Crashes since windows update installed IE 8
Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:52 PM
Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:28 PM
This may not be related to an infection as you have run 2 scans already.
Please try this first. Close all open programs (including internet).
Right click on My Computer, Click on Open > Right click on Local Disk (usually C) > Click on Properties.
In the box that opens click on Tools > Go to Error checking and click Check Now > Tick the 2 boxes in there and click Start.
A message will tell you basically to schedule a check next time you restart > Click Yes.
Now reboot your computer and a 5 stage check should begin. This can take 1 hour, so please let it run.
Let your computer see if it can find an error first and repair it.
Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:31 PM
Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:45 PM
Open I.E. and click Tools along the top line, and from the dropdown menu select Internet Options.
Under 'General' go to Tabs and click Settings.
I have these items ticked. from the top by number 1, 2, 4, and 6 . Then In the drop down box "The new tab page"
Below that, the 2 center circles only.
I hope you understand that, rather that me writing the full name of each item.
If you do not understand, please tell me
Edited by noknojon, 02 April 2011 - 11:48 PM.
Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:58 PM
Good one, now I need to think. (Glad you understood)
Now with I.E.8 also click on compatability view. Looks like a page ripped in half.
Located at the end of the bar where you enter http etc.
Do you have your XP CD ?
and none of my browsers would work due to missing dll files
Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:03 AM
Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:14 AM
You will not get that from me. I would send you to the Malware forum area first -
omg please don't tell me that i may have to reformat
Have you done a sfc /scannow to check if the missing .dll items can be recovered -
Same as dskchk /r only you enter sfc /scannow to check system files -
Go to Run box Type or Copy and Paste sfc /scannow and place your CD in then click OK.
Also if you do not want IE8, do you have IE7 listed in My Documents. You could reinstall that.
I assume you have SP3 installed ? ?
Edited by noknojon, 03 April 2011 - 12:16 AM.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:45 AM
Several things are a bit odd with your problem if you have only just updated to IE8 now.
I checked my Add/Remove in my XP Control Panel and have found about 10 updates for IE8 so far.
I.E.8 was installed about September last year on mine, and I did go to IE7 for a week then came back to 8 . . .
Can you go to Windows Updates and see if there are any more updates for you to download now.
Edited by noknojon, 03 April 2011 - 12:47 AM.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:20 AM
Just an update after talking to a few others these were the best results I can give you.
I'd say you may have messed a bit too much to remove IE8. SFC /scannow might help. In worst case a Repair install.
IE is heavily integrated in Windows and if you tried somehow to "remove" it manually, you might need a repair installation.
If you wish to do a Repair Install then THIS TUTORIAL will help you greatly
Please ignore the advertising on the page and only follow the directions after reading it
Edited by noknojon, 03 April 2011 - 03:48 AM.
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