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Never mind resetting IE...it simply ain't workin' AT. ALL.


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#1 MarcusW

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

Hey you lot! I hope this year so far has been kind to all of you. It's been kind to me so far, with the exception, once again, of my computer throwing a complete mental flip at me.
I recently had cause to find that IE8 would not even load the homepage, and any further interaction with the browser window caused Windows to tell me that IE had stopped responding.
In a post that I put up a loooong time ago, I was fortunate enough to be able to be told of a solution to fix it. I carried out the fixes and it worked a charm. This, however, is considerably more stubborn. I have tried resetting IE 8 before I tried IE 9, I've obviously upgraded to IE 9 to see if it makes a blind bit of difference, and not a damn thing has happened to change it. The only thing that happens with IE9 is that it has one of those godawful yellow pop-ups that tell me that the page is not responding - which is just as good as telling me that IE 9 isn't responding. I obviously get the option to click on the "Restore webpage" button, but that does nothing either.
Strangely enough, it's the ONLY browser I am having problems with. I can run Firefox (which I don't like), Chrome (which I like, primarily because of the apps - the piano theory in color app has to be my favorite, along with a couple of guitar ones, but I digress), I would try others but I'm settled on using Chrome if I'm only able to use that one for eternity and beyond. But I'd rather not.
I've tried Microsoft's Fix It for IE not responding...didn't work. I've tried resetting, didn't work. I've cleaned out temporary files, erased cookies, even uninstalled programs and it still hasn't done a damned thing to get it working again.
If any of you lovely people could point me out in the right direction for a good solution to this problem that doesn't involve a fresh install of Windows or reverting to a previous restore point (because I don't have a good restore point to fall back on anymore), I would be immensely and profoundly grateful.

Cheers!

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:14 PM

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
  • List Minidump Files
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

#3 MarcusW

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:05 PM

No it's cool I sussed it out. I'd installed a third party theme, which involved replacing some of the system files, I uninstalled and reinstated original files one by one and sure enough, problem solved. Sorry for wasting your time!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:22 PM

Thank you for posting your solution.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:04 AM

Sorry for wasting your time!

Its not a waste my friend,we like to help people :)

Im glad you got things working!

Edited by 4dude, 19 February 2012 - 04:04 AM.





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