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Internet explorer locks entire computer up when you type something in


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A1RotNBrat

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Internet Explorer locks the entire computer up when you type in the address/search bar. It will not let you ctrl alt del out...the entire thing is locked up and you have to kill power. Oh the computer is windows vista. Please help! thanks

Edited by A1RotNBrat, 04 April 2013 - 10:54 AM.

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Have you trued factory resetting the browser? It should be under tools -> preferences -> advanced tab -> reset at the bottom. That's just something I can think of off the top of my head.
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It would actually be under Tools > Internet Options > Advanced (tab) > and Reset (at the bottom)

Newer versions of IE have a Gear in the top right of the screen you would click on instead of tools, so this may also be the case. The rest of the steps would be the same.

If you cant get in this way, you can go into Control Panel to Internet Options, or try to search for it in the search bar at the bottom of the start menu

Another option would be to try to access the web from another browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

If resetting IE doesn't help, and another browser doesn't either, it may be possible that you have an infection on the machine that is preventing the use of the browser. In that case, I would head over to THIS thread and follow these instructions to have one of our malware experts see if your machine is indeed infected.

Edited by Electrobrandino, 23 April 2013 - 01:53 PM.

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