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Can't open IE7
Self ^ | 10/14/09 | Self

Posted on 10/14/2009 2:14:51 AM PDT by Joann37

I need help!!!!

After much back and forth with other browsers, I found that I needed to get back to IE7. So I installed it, but when I go to open it up, it appears for a split second and vanishes. So I have to revert to Firefox, which I am having other issues with.

As usual, the Microsoft website was of little help (a few others had this problem, but the solutions were of no help).

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can fix this problem? Thanks in advance.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: browser; computer; ie7

1 posted on 10/14/2009 2:14:51 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Joann37

Hmmm, I switched to Ubuntu 9.04.


2 posted on 10/14/2009 2:17:26 AM PDT by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
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To: Joann37
Could perhaps have some anti spyware running that accidentally added IE7 to its list?
3 posted on 10/14/2009 2:17:48 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Joann37
I would download it from here and re-install it.

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9AE91EBE-3385-447C-8A30-081805B2F90B&displaylang=en

4 posted on 10/14/2009 2:17:51 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: A. Morgan

double mega dittoes..jaunty w/firefox


5 posted on 10/14/2009 2:21:29 AM PDT by databoss (Keep The Change....)
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To: Joann37

that’s a security feature -


6 posted on 10/14/2009 2:23:18 AM PDT by databoss (Keep The Change....)
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To: Joann37

Most likely cause is infection.

Which antivirus do you run?

Any additional anti-spyware, anti-trojanware, aftermarket firewall?


7 posted on 10/14/2009 2:24:45 AM PDT by roamer_1 (It takes a (Kenyan) village to raise an idiot.)
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To: A. Morgan

If Unbutu was a bit more installation friendly I would dump microshaft in a second.

Unbutu just screams for speed


8 posted on 10/14/2009 2:28:46 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Joann37
The reason your Internet explorer is closing as you open it is because an add-on is causing an error when you open it.

Go to Control Panel, double click Internet Options, click the Programs Tab and then Manage add-ons on the bottom of the page, then disable any non Microsoft ActiveX controls.

Once you have done the above click on close, then OK then restart IE.

You can disable or enable plug in controls this way until you find the culprit that is causing IE to crash.

9 posted on 10/14/2009 2:32:44 AM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Joann37

Do you get an error message? If you do, post as much of what you remember it said. This will give an indication where the problem is originating from.


10 posted on 10/14/2009 2:39:13 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Joann37

Try this to completely uninstall MSIE 8 (even if you think it is removed):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700

Reboot.

Then, do this to uninstall MSIE 7:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927177

Reboot.

Now, try this to install MSIE 7:
http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9AE91EBE-3385-447C-8A30-081805B2F90B&displaylang=en

Reboot.

Should work okay, but FireFox is less error-prone and faster.


11 posted on 10/14/2009 3:04:35 AM PDT by CyberRBTmail
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To: CyberRBTmail

Firefox is the bomb. I’ve been using it since 2003.


12 posted on 10/14/2009 3:09:28 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

Google Chrome has been my choice


13 posted on 10/14/2009 3:13:48 AM PDT by Son House (OcarterCare by Congress will make all Americans = Wards of the State)
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To: DaveTesla

Thank you so much! I was having a different issue, I’m using Google Chrome and was finding that something called Shockwave kept crashing and jamming up my whole system. I’ve just disabled it following your instructions.


14 posted on 10/14/2009 3:22:24 AM PDT by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: Joann37

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1419


15 posted on 10/14/2009 3:28:54 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: CyberRBTmail
Should work okay, but FireFox is less error-prone and faster.

YMMV.  Depending on the number of add-ons and extensions, this is true.  The more Firefox extensions and add-ons are installed the more bloated and sluggish Firefox becomes.

16 posted on 10/14/2009 3:31:48 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Joann37

Download “IE Tab” for firefox, then you can open a page withing firefox using the IE rendering engine. So says my wife, user of IE Tab.


17 posted on 10/14/2009 3:36:17 AM PDT by Big Giant Head (Running my computer bare naked for over a year with no infections at all.)
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To: Joann37

I’m still using IE6. Every attempt to install IE7 or IE8 has resulted in the loss of the ability to use any of my HP document scanners and the subsequent task of putting everything back the way it was before IR7 or 8 came on the scene.


18 posted on 10/14/2009 4:08:39 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (http://republicans.oversight.house.gov/media/pdfs/20090723ACORNReport.pdf)
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To: mylife

I use Ubuntu (not Unbuntu) on my netbook. Very simple installation, screams with speed, automatically updates to latest software, no viruses, (no long drawn out virus scans).
Spent $230 on the netbook, $0 for the software. (If it dies I throw it away) It does just about everything I need to do. What more do you want?


19 posted on 10/14/2009 4:40:48 AM PDT by vanilla swirl
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To: Joann37

I use firefox with no issues at all. IE on the other hand sucks, or at least it used to and I have no desire to go back to it. Can’t help except to say maybe a virus.


20 posted on 10/14/2009 4:42:17 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Joann37

Lucky you! go with Firefox.


21 posted on 10/14/2009 5:39:05 AM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons! How does one clean a phase 4 plasma rifle)
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To: Dumpster Baby

I agree, but I might add, that if any IE version is in your Add/Remove programs list, you should uninstall and then reboot.

Several of my customers have had IE issues of late (although most of them with IE8 after updates) and all have asked to revert to IE7. I keep another browser on the desktop just-in-case.


22 posted on 10/14/2009 5:52:02 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: Joann37

Firefox. It takes a little while to get used to, but you’ll never look back. Microsoft isn’t worth the time.(I use XP SP3; would use Linux but I’ll wait til next time).


23 posted on 10/14/2009 6:34:54 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Joann37; John Robinson; sum1

Dear John,

I have several new FREEPmails [from Sum1] in my FREEPMAIL INBOX.

When I click on a new one—in the list or to open in a new window—a new window will open with merely the same list in it. I cannot get any of the unread emails to open. The opened old ones will open.

All that happens is a relisting of the emails in my inbox.

I tried to send you an email from the FREEPMAIL program but it just said an error was logged.

Any solution likely soon?


24 posted on 10/19/2009 12:56:15 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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