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UNABLE TO RESİZE İNTERNET EXPLORER 8 WİNDOWS


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#1 Julia G

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:42 AM

WİNDOWS XP HOME SP 3
HP LAPTOP


Hello,

İ've recently reinstalled the OS and unlike before,i can NO longer resize the pages(windows) on İnternet Explorer 8.

İ can minimize and close,but NOT resize ie the middle button no longer works.

There is no problem with windows on Windows Explorer,only with İE.

İ've searched for answers on Google,but nothing suitable was found.

Any ideas would be appreciated,as it is really annoying.

Thank you.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:27 AM

As to the non-working (maximise) button, you could try a reset:

Tools/Internet Options/Advanced - down the bottom - Reset.

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

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

You can try the Fixit there, if you prefer.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:30 AM

Hi Julie,

I am new here but I tinker with XP most of the time so I thought I would throw in my thoughts on this one. It is possible that IE has picked up some malware .. you may want to run a check for that, feel free to email me if you want more info. I suggest resetting IE to default. First though, in the very unlikely event that this causes you a problem, I suggest you create a restore point: Start > All programs > accessories > system tools > system restore >
> create a restore point > Keep in mind if restore is on it does this automatically daily. Once you complete this and follow these instructions, you can return to your current settings by using the restore point just created.

Resetting IE to default: Open IE8 and Click Tools > Internet options > advanced > reset > apply > ok

I hope this is useful to you.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:41 AM

Hi CİTİBoY,

it's nice to get a hello back,some people just don't bother.

Re your advice,i did do a 'reset'

didn't help unfortunately.

Regarding malware,it's unlikely but i'll be happy to hear

what you can suggest.


Thanks.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:47 AM

I guess I must be invisible. LOL

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:06 AM

I guess I must be invisible. LOL





İ had already tried the 'reset'

however upon your suggestion retried it again

rebooted,with NO change.

İ'm familiar with 'Mr Fix it'

and tried it again,

No problems found.

Any other suggestions?


Thanks.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:10 AM

May I suggest you download and install IE7 or IE8 and see if that helps? It may or may not, but there's no harm in trying.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:38 AM

The System File Checker can sometimes detect problems with Internet Explorer and repair them.

Type sfc /scannow in the Run menu.

The MS article in Post #2 has the links for reinstalling as per Allan's suggestion.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

May I suggest you download and install IE7 or IE8 and see if that helps? It may or may not, but there's no harm in trying.






İ have just spent the best part of 4.5 days,

uninstalling and reinstalling the OS,

and tweaking all my settings and programs blah blah....

so i rather not uninstall and reinstall anything for the time being.

But thank you for your post.

NOTE: The oddest thing just happened earlier,

İ went to ESET'S Online scanner site and to my suprise,

i was able to easily resize the window,with no problems.

However upon returning here,the same problem again,

by 'here' i mean here and any other site i've been to so far!

No resizing possible.

What on earth could be the reason for that,i wonder.

Any answers?

Thanks.

Edited by Julia G, 22 January 2012 - 11:24 AM.


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:20 AM

The System File Checker can sometimes detect problems with Internet Explorer and repair them.

Type sfc /scannow in the Run menu.

The MS article in Post #2 has the links for reinstalling as per Allan's suggestion.





Yes i am aware of that,and have tried sfc /scannow, but having tried it in the past it asked for the W.XP CD

but since i don't have one......

Thanks.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:11 AM

If you have the C:\I386 folder on your laptop you can still run the command without using the Windows XP CD.
If it prompts for the Windows XP CD for the path of the system files, provide the following path: C:\I386

If it does ask for the disk, does that not indicate that something is amiss, otherwise, from past experience, it
just runs through the process, without any notifications.

FYI, Running sfc /scannow without the Windows XP CD

http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

Presumably, you reinstalled from a restore partition.
Perhaps you could ask HP for a disk, if none of the above helps.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:49 PM

Yes i also get Marc Liron's newsletters

and upon checking in Registry Editor( regedit)

everything of what he said ' should be there' was!

so i retried scanning with sfc /scannow,

and the result left me laughing, because whereas in my old system(pre reinstallment)

it asked for the W. XP CD,

now it asked me for the Windows XP Service Pack 3 instead.

Reasons given:that it needed that to check the .DLL Cache,

which is present where it should be according to Marc Liron.

So for the time being,seeing that( with the exception of the İE8 window resizing)the system works just fine,

i've decided to stop tinkering around and hopefully i'll come across an answer at some other point,

as i regularly,check out sites that provide useful system info.

Thanks again for all your effort,

much appreciated.

Regards.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

Whats the make/model of the system?
Did you install the appropriate video drivers?
Its a long shot but worth asking.

Have you tried Mozilla Firefox?
I am curious if it does the same thing.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:14 AM

To petewills and CİTİBoY,

Re: maximizing (resizing) İE8 Windows,

SOLUTİON FOUND!

Using the Taskbar's Cascade Windows command to give the window a default size.

İt's so simple and fixed the problem straight away.

Thanking you both for your time and effort.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:19 AM

Whats the make/model of the system?
Did you install the appropriate video drivers?
Its a long shot but worth asking.

Have you tried Mozilla Firefox?
I am curious if it does the same thing.





Thank you for your input Eyesee,

i wanted to try and find a solution,

without having to do too much work,as i'm busy,

and thankfully i was able to.




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