Internet Explorer Crashes Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by buzzstpoint, May 8, 2007.

  1. buzzstpoint

    buzzstpoint Computervitals.com Political User

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    Hey fellas.

    Having a bit of trouble with Internet Explorer and Vista Ultimate.

    Its been working fine but now when I load up IE and to go a heavy page like MSN.com
    BAM
    It just reboots like someone pushed the reset button.
    I have done spyware and antivirus scans, All clean.
    I've disabled Adobe shockwave flash
    uninstalled Java,
    removed any addons I can and disabled any that I could.
    Still reboots.
    I've also reset IE "Back to Factory" in the internet options,
    and even used the "Disabled addons" version as well.
    It still reboots.

    I have FF running now and no reboots, I changed the home page in IE to news.google.com and it doesn't reboot. But if I go to msn.com or a news type of web page the reboot will happen.

    Any ideas? I wanted to reinstall IE7 but haven't found a way yet.
     
  2. buzzstpoint

    buzzstpoint Computervitals.com Political User

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    I also noticed that if I start the Sidebar, I get the reboot as well.
    Edit:
    I also noticed that if I start any windows games I get the reboot as well.
     
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  3. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    signs point to video card i think
     
  4. ZeroHour

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    Yeh, maybe overheating/driver issue. What card you got?
    Also do you have xfire?
     
  5. buzzstpoint

    buzzstpoint Computervitals.com Political User

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    Xfire? Nope.

    As for the video card
    eVGA GeForce 6200 Turbo Cache / Supporting 128MB Turbo Cache / PCI Express / DVI / VGA / TV-Out / Video Card

    I'll update the drivers, But I dont think it's that.
    I can run MS Flightsim X and it runs just fine.
    It seems like something Windows Based.
    In Firefox I can browse the internet all day long.

    in MS, any page like MSN.com it's like someone rebooted the computer.
     
  6. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    What is this Turbo Cache thing I keep saying? Vista seems to have picked up some extra RAM for my video card from somewhere, is that something to do with it?

    That aside, this is a very strange mystery. There must be something that all these programs have in common. Could it be a RAM issue? Perhaps IE7 and your games addresses your RAM in a specific way which Firefox/Flight Sim doesn't. Don't know why this would reboot it though, unless your PSU was screwed. Does XP report any particular error message when it's restarted? Also, make sure you disable the automatic restart function. In XP you had to do:

    Start > right click My Computer icon > Properties > Advanced tab > Settings button under Startup and Recovery > remove the check mark next to Automatically Restart
    But I don't know how to do that in Vista. That might give us more of a clue.
     
  7. buzzstpoint

    buzzstpoint Computervitals.com Political User

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    Driver issue.

    I set to not auto restart and it still did the same rebooting.

    But I got this one figured out.
    I had to download Nvidia drivers in safe mode, extract them.
    Remove the video card,
    Reboot into normal mode let it install the card, reboot, update drivers to VGA driver, reboot, then install the new drivers.

    All seems to be working fine..
    Go figure, the Microsoft certified driver was crapping the system out.
     
  8. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Ah well, all's well that ends well!
     
  9. buzzstpoint

    buzzstpoint Computervitals.com Political User

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    I thought it was fixed.

    I can run everything except for windows media player. That throws a blue screen at me.

    Here's the details:
     
  10. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Sh1t! Are you running the latest beta driver or final?

    In the meantime, I'd just install iTunes or Winamp :)
     
  11. buzzstpoint

    buzzstpoint Computervitals.com Political User

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    The latest drive Nvidia gives you when you go through the card selection

    I think it 93.71 or 97.31 forceware.
     
  12. buzzstpoint

    buzzstpoint Computervitals.com Political User

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    OK, this is a confirmed Video problem.
    It's either the card itself,
    or Nvidia drivers.
    I switched to my on board, ATI radeon express 200
    installed drivers right away and loaded up the media player and all windows based games and no issues.


    So my 2 questions.
    1: How do I completly blow away all Nvidia drivers and any references to them? ( I would like to install from scratch)
    2: If that fails, Any Vista compatiable cards recommended for PCI-e under 100 bucks?
    I mainly do internet, few graphics, some movie watching, and ocassional Flight Sim X​
     
  13. buzzstpoint

    buzzstpoint Computervitals.com Political User

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    WEll it's fixed.

    I booted to safe mode,
    Uninstalled the Nvidia card
    ran Driver Cleaner,
    Rebooted and it installed my Nvidia card.

    No problems now. WMP loads, Side bar load, and windows games work as well.
     
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  14. ray_gillespie

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    Hey nice one, that's great news.