Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Windows "me"

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Arfdave


  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • Location:Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Local time:08:53 AM

Posted 14 February 2006 - 08:04 PM

Once to six times a week with my computer will go to a blank colored screen with vertical bars while viewing web pages. This is the entire screen. There are no windows visible. Ctrl; Alt+ Del does not work. No response but to push the restart button on the computer. My latest update was Q885258. If I uninstall IE6.0 the problem is gone. If I use IE5.5 that comes with Windows “Me” I then get the popular “internet explorer has encountered a problem & has to close” box.
I guess I’m asking several questions, but any advice is appreciated. The main question is: How do I get Internet Explorer 6.0 to work? Version 5.5 or 6.0. I enjoy your website. Thanks.

Brand: Custom Made
BIOS: American Megatrends;
Motherboard: PCChips M754LMR (3PCI but none installed; 2DIMM 128 each; Audio, Video, LAN, modem.)
Motherboard Manufacturer: Acer Laboratories Inc.
RAM: 248 mb - (8mb used for video)
Chipset: Uli/Ali M1631 Aladdin TNT2
Hard Drive: Maxtor 80gb; 7200rpm; 8MB Cache; ATA/133
Processor: Pentium III
Operating System: Windows Millennium (Full Version) (Installed on new hard drive.)
Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 Version: 6.0.2800.1106IC
Internet Explorer Update Versions: SP1; Q885258
Partitions: C: (FAT32); dvd drive; cd burner drive; floppy drive.
Printer: HB DeskJet 840C
AntiVirus: Norton 2002
Hard Drive Space
Used: 15.4 gb
Free: 60.8 gb
Internet: High speed cable

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 t3s


  • Members
  • 628 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere in MD
  • Local time:08:53 AM

Posted 14 February 2006 - 09:12 PM

Try a few ad-ware/mal-ware scans:

Spybot S&D


Tell us if you find anything.

Edited by WlkingMan, 14 February 2006 - 09:12 PM.

“Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.”


"I'm a cannibal... I eat Crackers"


Hacker != Cracker


website is down until further notice. . . . 

#3 acklan


    Bleepin' cat's meow

  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:07:53 AM

Posted 14 February 2006 - 09:18 PM

That actually sounds like a video card over heating. When was the last time you cleaned out the insde of your computer? Or possibly a bad fan.

"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#4 Arfdave

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • Location:Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Local time:08:53 AM

Posted 19 July 2006 - 09:18 AM

Applies to "Windows Millennium" only.
Read up on these updates before you install them!
Sometimes they can cause more problems, or are only for a specific problem.
I don't provide links because they may change.
Enter the number in a search engine and look for a Microsoft link.

The update below cured the screen going blank problem.
Q885258 - IE6.0 service pack update

The update below cured the image loading problem.
Q817177 - IE6.0 update for, images not displayed

Edited by Arfdave, 19 July 2006 - 09:19 AM.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users