Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:48 PM
Whenever i start my computer & everything comes on(i.e. all the icons are displayed & the Norton AntiVirus(2007) bar comes on), if I attempt to open the Internet Explorer(version 7.0) browser, it keeps closing !!! Also in the
background I hear a clicking sound, its a sound similar to the one we get when we say refresh a page in the browser. At the advice of a senior member, I did CTRL+ALT+DEL, & made sure no Applications were running & then in the Processes tab, clicked on the CPU column & it showed 2 processes were at the top :System Idle Process & iexplore.exe
The iexplore.exe process shows up in the Windows Task Manager processes tab, even though i haven't opened the IE browser !! Strange !! Also every time the process iexplore.exe goes to the top of the CPU column, I hear the clicking sound.
Till the last 2 days, this clicking sound & the IE browser closing was happening only for the first 3-4 minutes, when I started the computer, but now its occurring sometimes after 3-4 hours also : I hope this problem won't worsen :-(
I have an e-Machines T2958 model 80GB hard disk 512MB RAM running Windows XP Professional SP2 with
Internet Explorer version 7.0.5730.11 as my browser. I ran Norton Anti-Virus 2007, AVG 7.0, AdAware 2007, Spybot Search & Destroy scans : all came out clean. I hope somebody could help me out before this problem worsens !!
Thanx in advance.:-)