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Serious problem with IE!


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N3cr0n0mIV

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This has been an ongoing problem for me. When I open IE, my homepage loads normally, except that now my CPU is constantly pegged at 100%. If I try to navigate away from the homepage (by clicking a link or typing in a different site altogether), nothing happens. I can only access the home page. I downloaded FireFox and it runs just fine, so the problem lies within IE. I tried reinstalling IE 6, but it said that the installation couldn't continue because it detected a newer version of IE on my computer. Very grateful to hear any help you may have!
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james_8970

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hello and welcome to geekstogo,
Firstly you should just stay with fiirefox as it is a more reliable browser, fast and safer.
However if you want to use IE more then Firefox try this link http://www.geekstogo...er-60-t251.html
And one last thing do you suspect malware (virus', spyware, adware) if so go to the malware forum and they'll fix ya up.
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N3cr0n0mIV

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Tried that link. First method didn't work, and the second method requires the XP CD, which unfortunately I don't have.:tazz: I have been posting on the Malware board for the past 3 days or so, resolving some other problems I'd been having. Unfortunately none of it fixed my problems with IE.

I also have a problem with AIM using 100% of my CPU. This problem started the same time as my problems with IE (which is also guilty of hogging all of my CPU).

Edited by N3cr0n0mIV, 27 January 2006 - 07:17 PM.

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reinstall it i would say after you get fixed up with malware. I think this is the main problem here. Once you are done getting fixed up then report back to here.
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N3cr0n0mIV

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The guy I've been talking to in Malware advised me to come here, because he's done all he can.
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ok....reboot after the clean up and c if AIM is still taking up space then i might try reinstalling it, as for IE i'm out of options maybe someone else can help ya out.
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i'm out of options but i will continue to look around and see if i can find something. Can you still only access the homepage? Also if AIM is still taking up 100% of your computers usage try out trillian, you can get the download at http://www.download....0-10047473.html and maybe this will help your comptuer out. If you're for sure that its AIM reducing your computers preformance.
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How can AIM and IE be using 100% of the cpu? At the same time? First, remove AIM from your start up. You can turn the program on manually. Here is a great utility for controlling what begins at boot:
Mike Lin's StartUpCPL
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Now, change your homepage temporarily and see if there is a difference.

BTW, Firefox is not the best solution for IE problems. IE is very important to most of Windows, so if there is a problem with it, it's best to fix it instead of using a work-around. Firefox is also not as capable as IE in some situations, or even usable, like getting MS updates, so it needs fixed.

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