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#1 SarasotaHuskie

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:30 AM

Started having problems yesterday both IE 7 and Firefox 2.0.0.1. They freeze up and I have
to shut them down using Task Manager. The IE gives a Buffer Overrun Detected message when
shutting down. The problem is intermittent. Am using PC Tools AntiVirus(found nothing), Spyware Doctor, and Zone Alarm. On a new Dell running XP.

Does anybody have any words of wisdom?

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:14 PM

I have noticed that IE7 is slower than the old IE6 I was running. I went ahead and dowlnloaed it as part of my recommended updates, now I wish I hadn't? I wonder if there is any way I can retrieve my old version 6 instead of using my version 7?
Thanks, Tom.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 01:57 AM

You can revert back to IE6 by simply removing IE7 in the Add or Remove Programs section of the Control Panel. You may need to click Show Updates.
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:30 AM

I have noticed that IE7 is slower than the old IE6 I was running. I went ahead and dowlnloaed it as part of my recommended updates, now I wish I hadn't? I wonder if there is any way I can retrieve my old version 6 instead of using my version 7?
Thanks, Tom.

What is the version of your Java software since now version 6 is out?

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 08:53 AM


I have noticed that IE7 is slower than the old IE6 I was running. I went ahead and dowlnloaed it as part of my recommended updates, now I wish I hadn't? I wonder if there is any way I can retrieve my old version 6 instead of using my version 7?
Thanks, Tom.

What is the version of your Java software since now version 6 is out?

I don't know if this applies to my problem, but my Java is:
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6 Version 1.5.0.60

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:05 AM

Get Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 here (4th one down the page).

I would recommend uninstalling any old versions before installing version 6.
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 03:08 PM

The new Java didn't work for me. The problem is screwing up Outlook also.

So, IE7, Firefox & Firefox2, and Outlook are all being affected.

BTW my machine has an AMD Athlon 3800+ and I'm getting a Buffer Overrun on PC Tools Antivirus also.

Any help???

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:12 AM

All this seems to indicate a problem with your network connection (IE, FF, Outlook, etc). How do you connect to the web?
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:59 PM

All this seems to indicate a problem with your network connection (IE, FF, Outlook, etc). How do you connect to the web?

It is a DSL hooked to a Windows 2000 LAN. But the connection bypasses the LAN.
I'm hardwired to a Linksys wireless router that hooks to a switch. The switch is also
hooked to the DSL modem. The connection worked fine for weeks.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 03:15 PM

What are you using to manage your network connection? Is it something like the AT&T/Yahoo software - or did you make a manual connection?
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:46 AM

What are you using to manage your network connection? Is it something like the AT&T/Yahoo software - or did you make a manual connection?

It's a manual connection using DHCP to assign the IP address.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:17 AM

Have you tried deleting your Network connection and re-creating it?

Have you re-run the Network setup wizard?

Have you tried updating the drivers for your network adapter?
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:09 AM

Have you tried deleting your Network connection and re-creating it?

Have you re-run the Network setup wizard?

Have you tried updating the drivers for your network adapter?

Actually, I just uninstalled IE 7. Now IE 6 and Outlook seem to be running OK.
Firefox too. Apparently IE 7 was the problem.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:00 PM


Have you tried deleting your Network connection and re-creating it?

Have you re-run the Network setup wizard?

Have you tried updating the drivers for your network adapter?

Actually, I just uninstalled IE 7. Now IE 6 and Outlook seem to be running OK.
Firefox too. Apparently IE 7 was the problem.

Forget the previous post. I restarted and am getting buffer overruns on both IE6 and Firefox.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 01:36 AM

Buffer overrun errors are often caused by malware infections. I would recommend you scan your system throughly. Download, install and scan with the following:

Ad-Aware
Spybot
SuperAntiSpyware

Then do an online scan with Housecall.

If all that comes up clean we need to look elsewhere.
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