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#1 Papanik


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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:05 PM

Son-in-law brought over his computer for me to fix. He was getting some kind of message about needing to reboot in order to install something required - he's not sure, but thinks it might have been IE7. He let it do its thing and then his pesky message went away, but so did his internet. I poked about a bit and found I could launch and use IE7 in Safe Mode with Internet. Using this mode, I ran McAffee free scan and found nothing, and I'm posting this inquiry on that same computer. I'd appreciate any ideas? I'll check out the start list in the mean time.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:07 PM

The details of error messages...provide the most clues to solving whatever is wrong. Exactly as the message appears onscreen.


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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:14 PM

In normal mode, go to Start...Run...and type in "iexplore.exe -extoff" (without the quotes) and press Enter. This will launch IE7 with the add-ons disabled. Are you able to connect then? If so, you'll have to work your way through disabling the add-ons listed in the Tools...Manage Add-Ons menu.

Also, you may want to try another browser (such as the free Firefox, available here: http://www.mozilla.com ) to see if this is an IE error or a network connection error. If Firefox works and IE doesn't - then it's an IE problem. If Firefox and IE don't work, then it may be a network connection issue rather than a browser issue.
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:49 PM

Thanks USASMA, you nailed it! I'll go to work on the add-on list. and thanks again! Papanik

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