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#1 TripleDigitRide

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:55 PM

Windows XP and IE8 and Firefox.

When trying to do things that require ActiveX, once the bar pops up at the top of the screen, everything freezes. Any ideas?

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:43 PM

I would check the settings for IE's Security tab...ditto for Firefox.

I might also try a repair of IE, since that't the only time ActiveX issues arise.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378

Try disabling the add-ons in each browser temporarily.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:58 AM

That didn't help.

I also noticed when I click on Tools>Manage Add-ons, it automatically closes the browser.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 08:24 AM

I just tried to click Tools>Manage Add-ons, and this time a Data Execution Protection box popped up. The box said To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program. When I clicked OK, the browser shuts down.

I've tried reinstalling IE8 and Firefox, but that didn't help. Although I don't recall changing any settings, I guess it's possible. I don't know what settings to choose, so I generally leave them on default, unless I find that a change needs to be made.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:13 AM

Reinstalling is pointless, IMO...unless you uninstalled the offending application first.

Myself...I would uninstall both...then allow XP to revert to IE7 and see if the problem manifests itself. Reinstalling SP3 will accomplish this, I believe.

Do you have the latest version of Adobe Flash and Java installed?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:11 PM

I was not able to uninstall and reinstall SP3 due to an error [The system cannot find the file specified] that popped up during the process. However, I was able to uninstall IE8 and Firefox, then convert to IE7. The ActiveX issue seems to have gone bye-bye with IE8.

So, I can no longer use IE8, or is there a real solution to the problem?

Yes, Adobe and Java are current.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:19 PM

It's not a normal IE8 issue in my opinion...I still think that IE was damaged. Like humans, files don't do their jobs very well when damaged in some way.

I would try running sfc /scannow or doing a repair install of XP...then reinstall IE8.

I would definitely run chkdsk /r command on that system partition...before doing anything else.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:57 PM

I ran chkdsk /r like you suggested. I guess it did it's job, because it ran and rebooted the computer.

Because I do not have the XP disk, I don't think sfc /scannow or repair install of XP is an option. I did try sfc /scannow, but I kept getting a pop-up telling me I may need to install the disk. Does this sound right?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 06:31 PM

Yes, that's normal :thumbsup:.

You may want to read about a possible workaround, How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/ .

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