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#1 prampara

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:04 AM

Hi All,

I am a firefox user but use IE once in a while. Over the last few days I find IE is not opening. It shows up in task manager, and then dies out. I have even tried reinstalling IE but has unfortunately not helped. It works for then but after running windows update, installing and rebooting, it's back to square one. My windows update is enabled for automatic downloads and is up to date. Suspecting malaware, I have been through the HJT Log analysis forum and have been cleared off any malaware, etc residing on my PC. Any help in solving this problem would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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#2 TMacK

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:19 AM

Do you have IE6 or IE7?

Can you explain what "it dies out" means?
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:21 AM

Have any of your firewall settings been changed?

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:28 AM

Are you still experiencing the high internet volume?

Suggestion to see if this will solve the problem: Uninstall Ashampoo defragmenter and reboot. This program mucked up my internet connection when I trialed it, so I'm suspicious that it may be contributing to the problem. That said, it didn't affect my browser, but I had it installed less than a day. If it doesn't have an affect on either problem you can reinstall the program if you want it.

Here's another suggestion: You may need your Windows XP installation disk for this, a recovery disk won't work.

Click on Start --> Run. Into the box type: sfc /scannow Make sure there is a space between the c and the /. If it prompts you to do so, insert your XP disk into the drive. This process will fix or replace corrupt system files.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:43 AM

Are you using Windows XP? The problem might be your user account. If "sfc /scannow" doesn't work, try creating a new user account, log into that account, and see if IE has the same problem. Make sure you give the new account administrator privileges if the problem is fixed and you want to delete the old account. And make sure you move all the files from your old account (MyDocuments, MyPictures, MyMusic, etc) to your new account before you delete your old account because that stuff won't be accessible from your new user account.

Edited by _Peter_, 06 January 2007 - 02:02 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2007 - 09:41 AM

I'm using win2K. By dying out I mean that it shows signs of starting i.e. it appears in my task manager but then ceases.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 11:24 AM

Have a read thru This Windows XP News Groups Forum thread.

Doing a System File Scan (sfc /scannow) as Orange Blossom suggested you could do, corrected the problem for the poster in that thread.
Did you try it ?
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