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Clean installation of Vista Home - IE 9 instantly crashes


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#1 w411

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:06 PM

Did a factory restore on an HP G70, installed SP2 from the MS local file and following the installation of SP2 and IE 9 discovered that IE crashes on startup.  Went into the Internet options to reset all IE settings and changed the HP start page to http://www.google.com and no change in behaviour.

 

It seemed flakey to me so I restored the factory image a 2nd time to be sure it wasn't a fluke (it's happened to me before) and instead of using the SP2 file I went through the update process.  After all updates related to SP1 and still using IE7, there were no issues.  After I got to the SP2 update again and IE 9 . . . IE starts instantly crashing again.

 

32 bit Vista Home with Intel processor & 3 GB ram.

 

Anyone have any ideas?

 

 



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:21 PM

Update: just uninstalled the IE 9 update and rolled back to IE 7 which works perfectly (as perfectly as IE 7 can work).



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:47 AM

Update: manually installed IE 8 . . . all is still well.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:16 AM

Update: installed IE 9 and everything still seems to be working . . . I saw a few online references to enable software rendering (turning off GPU rendering) in Internet Options but when I looked after IE 9 was installed, that option was already selected and greyed out so you couldn't even turn GPU rendering on.

Uninstalled IE 9 and rolled back to IE 8, then rolled back to IE 7 and used Windows update to move back to IE 9 and try and replicate the issue.  Of course after all that, IE 9 seems to still be working, why don't things break when I want them to break!






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