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#1 renton_lawrence

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 01:59 PM

Hello,
When launching IE the window will load for a second or two, then immedietly die and shut down. I disabled the "Enable third-party browser extensions" option from the internet options menu, and that fixed the problem and stopped the browser from crashing. However, the real problem is that it has been doing this to computers on my workplace network all day. It has happened to four computers today, and i have disabled the "enable-third party browser extensions" option on all of them... but i don't just want a band-aid solution. The fact that it seems to be happening all over the network is what worries me. I have ran ad-aware, spybot and bazooka as well as a full virus scan on one of the computers that had the problem and it came up with nothing out of the ordinary. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Has anyone heard of anything similar happening to anyone else? thanks!
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:01 AM

Just an idea:

I've heard of this happening with Netscape - when it was still Mozilla. In fact it happened to me. In this case, I was upgrading to a newer version, and I had uninstalled and deleted the old version. However, the new version would flash up on the screen then blink out. I then uninstalled the new version and reinstalled the old version and had the same problem. It turns out that Mozilla places, or at least used to place, a file into a folder that had no name connection with Mozilla or Netscape. This file and folder had to be deleted in order for the new installation or reinstallation to install properly. I'm afraid I cannot remember the file name.

I don't know if the same kind of thing could happen with IE. Did you upgrade it recently or maybe uninstall and reinstall it?

It is possible that some of the files of the browser are damaged or corrupted in which case perhaps an uninstall and reinstall might be in order, but I am just guessing here.

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