Some help needed with IE and Mozilla

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Ramanuman, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. Ramanuman

    Ramanuman Guest

    Hi folks,

    Recently, IE started dragging on my pc : The pages load rather fast, as usual, but all operations from then on are slooow.
    For example, scrolling up and down a page takes forever, as does selecting text for cut-and-paste.

    I'm fairly convinced that happened right after I applied a reg tweak from IE-SpyAd. But I also tried Spyware Blaster at that time...
    In any case, reversing the reg tweak didn't do any good.

    Does anybody have a solution to offer ? Or if someone could at least tell me how to clean uninstall IE, maybe a fresh install would help...


    Right now, I'm using Mozilla instead (I usually use it in conjonction with IE, depending what I want to do).
    But there's this little bug that annoys me no end with it : Whenever I download a picture or sound file from a site, the box asking me what I want to do with it appears ("open with default application", "open with", or "save to disk").
    And even unticking the "Alway show this dialog before handling files of this type" won't make it go away.

    Can someone offer a suggestion ?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    where have you been old friend?

    To Reinstall IE6:

    1) Insert the Win XP CD

    2) windows key+r paste this;

    rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 c:\windows\inf\ie.inf

    ENTER

    let us know
     
  3. Ramanuman

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    Hey Dealer. :)
    thanks for the tip.

    I still come and lurk from time to time. How about you : Life treating you alright ?
     
  4. Ramanuman

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    Well, oh well... Re-installing didn't help. :(
    I also tried applying the latest patches from MS.com, to no avail.

    I get the feeling IE will stay screwed until my next formatting session.
     
  5. Ramanuman

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    Re: Re: Some help needed with IE and Mozilla

    Well, I just don't know what happened then : One day IE was doing alright, then I had that problem with some site changing my start page, so I applied SpyAd and scanned with all the spyware tools I have. And then everything went slow.

    Could be just a coincidence. But I still don't know what to do to fix this. :confused:
     
  6. Ramanuman

    Ramanuman Guest

    No, I'll admit I haven't tried that one yet. I'll have a look.
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I'm leaning toward a hardware issue.

    how arte your other programs behaving?

    check windows key+pause break to see if all of your memory is reported.

    check taskmanager to view your cpu useage
     
  8. Ramanuman

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    Hardware's all right. And there's been no changes there in ages.
    And all the other apps are running fine.
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I see you ahve it resolved with highjack this

    you posted on te wrong thread
     
  10. Ramanuman

    Ramanuman Guest

    All done. Sorry about the mess up.
     
  11. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Are you using the latest version of Mozilla? Also, is the site you are refering to using an older version of vBulletin? There's supposed to be a bug in the old version of vBulletin that causes problems with Mozilla. We used to have the same problem on these forums before we updated to vB 2.3.0 :)
     
  12. Ramanuman

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    Re: Re: Some help needed with IE and Mozilla

    Thanks, but everything really did come back to being excellent.
    I'd scanned with 3 spyware removal utilities, but it took a 4th to finally reveal what was bugging me.

    If you mean my problem with the download dialog box not wanting to stop showing up, I just tried on a not-vbulletin site, without success.
    I'm using 1.3.1.
    But, really, it's a very minor annoyance now, since I'll tend to use IE for forums like this. And now it's all fixed. :)
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    You could also go into your mozilla preferences and edit the helper apps section. You can create a new type or edit an existing one.

    See attachment...
     
  14. Ramanuman

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    Great Gonaads, it works.

    (Gonads & strife, gonads & strife, gonads & strife...)
     
  15. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Hahahaha... You remember. :p