IE or Explorer constant crash, PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Enforcer, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. Enforcer

    Enforcer Guest

    I have been running XP prof. for some time now without major problem. But in the last week or so, whenever I surf the net or try to open my hotmail account through MSN messenger I get a constant IE error. "Internet Explorer has encountered an error and has to close" WHY!??? Why is this doing this now? If anyone has ANY idea please help, I want to avoid format or system restore if I can. My specs are:

    1.3 Ghz 256 Ram
    Win XP Prof build 2600

    Thanks for your input
     
  2. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    do you have anything like pop up stoppers running which may cause this?

    try installing ie again see if that helps.......
     
  3. Enforcer

    Enforcer Guest

    yeah, I tried it, still go tons of IE crashes. Well guess what, I installed Netscape 6.2.2 and it works great. I like XP, but screw IE
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    enforcer, your second post looks like the purpose of your first post was to support the second post...you didn't give anyone a chance to help you...if advertising netscape is your agenda, lol, netscape sucks since aol got a hold orf it
     
  5. Enforcer

    Enforcer Guest

    Please, honestly, I am NOT advertising Netscape, but it did solve my Internet crashing problem. I think it was something with the Java, and the Java fix from Microsoft did not fix it. BUT I am still having problems with the explorer running windows crashing. It only happens when I try to open certain windows like My Network. ANy ideas, and please, this is NOT an advertisement, I LIKE MSFT products, I just don't like how they crash a lot.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    sorry enforcer, I just thought you gave up too soon on ie, this fixed my problem pretty simply, I'll give you the easy one first, the one that's a little more involved.

    go to add remove programs from the controll pane,click on remove windows components...find internet explorer, and check that, uninstall, restart, then go back there, and recheck the box, that'll reinstall ie, reboot, see if that repairs ie


    if that doesn't work, try this method for repair;

    To Reinstall IE6:

    1) Insert the Win XP CD

    2) Open Start / Run and type:
    rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 c:\windows\inf\ie.inf

    Press ENTER



    understand, the first method is not supposed to actually uninstall ie, but it will repair some problems, give that a shot first, get back, let me know if this helped