Posted 23 May 2011 - 03:10 PM
Recently downloaded IE8 onto my Windows XP home edition system (Service 3 pack). Within hours multiple problems began, so I removed IE8, restarted computer so that IE7 automatically reengaged. But one problem "transferred" from IE8 by doing this. None of my available search engines work properly when used in the Search bar located in the upper left of screen across from the http: address bar. Some of the time it causes IE7 to shut down with just one keystroke into the search bar/box, sometimes I can enter the entire search & click the search symbol, but the end result is IE7 shuts down/closes. Some of the time, I get a window in which to select report error to microsoft, sometimes don't even get the window before the closing. And then every so often, it will work one time then back to closing. What does work is my AT&T homepage web search box powered by Yahoo. I can successfully use Google.com to search. BUT I REALLY NEED MY SEARCH BOX TO WORK. Can anyone talk me through the fix for this. IE7 came with this computer. I have tried System Restore which us not able to make a restore point prior to the IE8 download work, checked Add-ons, ran REGCURE, ran Norton Internet Security (no viruses). Microsoft's help guides/suggestions have are not specific to this type of problem.