Iexplorer.exe Crash

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by S1RE, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. S1RE

    S1RE Guest

    This is the wieredest issue I've ever seen with Internet Explorer but I was on my way to update my Daemon Tools to the newer release and when I do a search on google for "daemon tools" it starts to load another page and then just totally locks up. I'm then forced to use the Task Manager to force kill IEXPLORER.EXE.

    I also notice that WINWORD.EXE is running on Windows Startup but it is not in the Startup folder, so I have no clue how it starts all by itself. If I'm not mistaken that is Microsoft Word.

    Thanks for all replies in advance...
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    You are correct that WINWORD.EXE is MS Word. If it is not in your Startup folder then check your startup list using msconfig. If it shows up there, then untick the box and that should take care of it.

    As for your IE issue... it could be a number of things. Does this happen only with Google itself, or have you experienced it under other circumstances? What version of IE are you running?
     
  3. S1RE

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  4. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Great, glad you got it taken care of. :)
     
  5. S1RE

    S1RE Guest

    Hey muzikool I'd like to minimize all the stupid shiz running so is there a list of exe's that windows must have to run or to run stable.

    I also do not see WINWORD.EXE in the startup tab at all.
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Post a screenshot of your startup items, I'll let you know what you can disable. :)
     
  7. S1RE

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  8. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Well, generally the rule is this: if it doesn't come from C:\Windows\system32, then it doesn't have to run at startup. This rule doesn't always apply though, because it appears that NeroCheck resides there, but you don't have to have that load. Simply disable what you don't use/need to start up. For example, if you don't use DirectCD, then untick the box next to it. Things you don't want to disable are pretty much limited to antivirus and firewall apps, I would leave those things running. ;)

    There is a website somewhere that lists many common startup items, telling you what they are and whether or not it is safe to disable them. I will look for it when I get a chance and post it here.

    About MS Word... is it still running at startup? A couple of suggestions: 1) be sure that it is not running when you shutdown/restart your computer 2) browse your start menu (right-click Start button and hit Explore), go into the startup folder, and make sure that Word isn't hidden for some reason. You'll have to show hidden files and folders (Tools->Folder Options->View tab). Hope this helps. :)
     
  9. S1RE

    S1RE Guest

    I just checked the startup folder with hidden files showing and all i saw was powermenu and desktop.ini and I'm gonna disable alot of that stuff b/c I don't use it myself. thanx
     
  10. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    S1RE, here is a pretty good list of startup items. You might want to scroll through the list if there are some things on your system that you aren't sure about.
    http://www.memphistechs.com/resources.htm
     
  11. S1RE

    S1RE Guest

    There are a couple things in my startup list that I'm not sure of that isn't even listed on that website so I disabled them anyway like CTHELPER and QTTASK.

    After I made the changes and rebooted I was confronted with a message that said because I made changes this message and msconfig will be started on each boot.

    Is this normal or what b/c I doubt people like me would like uneccesary items coming up at the startup like that message, thats the whole reason I disabled that crap isn't it ? LOL
     
  12. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Its normal, It happens to me too. There should be an option to not display this on the future.
     
  13. S1RE

    S1RE Guest

    yeah but I've learned from past experiences not to click those unless you know what your doing because you may never see that dialogue again ;)

    Are there any circumstances where I may need to re-tick an item in the startup tab?
     
  14. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    If you need to re-tick anything just simply run msconfig again.
     
  15. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    S1RE, I know for a fact that you can disable QTTASK (it's for Quicktime), but I'm not sure what CTHELPER is (anything with 'helper' in it is usually safe to disable though). As for the message... it is normal to see that message once after you make changes in msconfig, but you shouldn't see it again if you clicked 'OK.' The message is a bit confusing and can lead you to think that it will continue to show up, but it won't.