Skip to comments.Internet Explorer 8 Problem - Anyone Experiencing The Same Thing? [Vanity]
Posted on 12/27/2011 9:34:46 PM PST by Lmo56
Before reading my question, below, please read my note.
NOTE: I am NOT a newbie with computers - have cleared caches, run anti-malware, anti-virus, cleared old restore points, etc. to clear ths problem. You name it - I've done it. Have even checked the Internet for people with the same problem.
QUESTION: Is ANY FR person out there experiencing an ABNORMAL shutdown of IE8? It has JUST started on two of my computers recently.
After exiting IE8, I ALMOST ALWAYS get the gray dialog box that states "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to shut down." Then, I either have to send data to Microsoft or decline [I always decline].
It is beginning to become a pain in the ass ...
PLEASE do not offer "suggestions" such as using Firefox, or trying this and that if you DON'T know - I am ONLY attempting to find out if others are experiencing this problem AND if there is KNOWN, PROVEN fix.
You don't even have to wipe out your Windoze, if you have that fetish.
Don't like it? Take out the CD and reboot. Back to your regularly scheduled Windoze problem.
IE9 is Windows 7 only - I NEVER upgrade OS's until they have gone thru 2-3 Service Packs, so I will use XP until probably early 2013 ...
Go to Tools / Manage Add-ons and start disbaling groups of add-ons to see if the problem goes away. Adobe and Shockwave are the typical culprits.
If not as much people wouldn’t even dare to try Firefox or Safari as alternate browser in their Windoze PC how much more for non techie people to try your Linux live CD?
Soundcards can also cause problems and you should pull all the cards on the MB
before running the Ram check then placing them back one at a time until you
can recreate the problem.
Sometimes a bad seat can cause problems also, vibrations can loosen cards and
ram over time. Pull everything and place it back.
Just some ideas.
So, what program did you recently install on both misbehaving computers? Chances are they turned Dr. Watson on.
It’s possible that you have a root kit virus that your av can’t detect or remove.
Do you have a recovery disk or an image backup of your system?
After you fix your problem look at Clonezilla or another similar product. Clonezilla is open source/free. Just need a usb or network share to image your system too. This has saved me hours of grief in the past.
Have a look at event viewer which may provide a clue as to what is causing the problem.
Since I was only interested in a few of them for the text, I put them in the restricted sites list, disabling the junk scripts or whatever it was.
I put http://*blogspot.com in my restricted sites lists, and that took care of all of them with one entry.
Another problem is the Yahoo news photos. Perpetual trouble once they starting using all slideshows all the time. Usually IE8 will hang on the last photo in the slideshow, but if I put it in the restricted zone, site functionality is gone. Now I just close the slideshow before it gets to the last photo.
I need to upgrade to 9, but I just haven't gotten around to it.
I encountered this awhile back. Upgraded and the problem went away.
I think that #14/#15 and #24 above are related and are the best advice. Adobe Flash is the most likely single culprit especially given the association with videos. (Newer FF fixes this somewhat by allowing flash threads to fail without crashing the entire browser; IE 9 also is better behaved with flash.)
As to the actual question though, I use IE8 on Vista 64 frequently (though it is virtualized), and do not have any frequent crashes with it, even with videos. (I use IE9 on Win 7 machines (32 and 64 bit) with no problems either though that does not help you.)
I have had problems with third party firewalls/security systems causing crashes with both IE and FF — this was because the limited virtualization system in the firewalls was not updated for new browsers, so I had to use older versions than the latest. You might check that if you use a third party firewall/security system, and did some updates to IE before the problem started. If you disable the virtualization and it works you have isolated the problem.
f you already tried this stuff sorry to waste your time, but these threads are really for everyone interested and may end up being useful to others also.
Might want to make sure you don’t have script debugging enabled in IE (Internet Options -> Advanced -> Disable script debugging). Explanation: you go to a web page which has scripting errors with these options enabled, IE tries to spawn an instance of the debugger, out of date debugger DLL causes IE to shut down.
No idea if that’s it, but it’s a possibility. Not enough info in your message to tell. Any errors logged in the system Event Viewer?
I’m getting ready to dump my PC and get Apple.
I’m sick of the crappy software from Microsoft. My IE9 and my Vista are useless. Nothing works correctly. My folder options change at random. Some updates won’t load, etc.
And I’m sick of looking for “solutions” on my own that take up too much time only to find others out there with the same, never fixed, problems.
Microsoft is turning into the Sears/Kmart/JCP of their time. Someone is going to take them out as the big boy.
I was having that issue with IE8 on 2 Win-XP boxes and on one Vista box. The problem seemed to be the adobe extension to IE. The easiest thing to do is uninstall / reinstall IE.
If you just want to remove and upgrade the add-in, I believe you have to get a utility from Adobe.
Bing uninstalling adobe add-in for IE8.
I would suggest upgrading IE to the latest version.
No offense, but that is a rather arbitrary criteria. Windows 7 came out 2 years ago and is just fine on systems that can run it. If the real issue is an older computer without the necessary hardware to run newer software, then you stick with what runs well on it, not claim that Win 7 hasn’t had all the bugs shaken out yet (never going to happen for any Windows version, even XP).
I got it out of the very annoying IE restarts and font security alerts in IE by two things. First, I uninstalled some OEM installed crap programs for telephony and such then followed up with manual removal of their residual directories that I could locate. This got rid of the IE9 restarts. The font security alerts I got rid of by wading through the McAfee AV/firewall configuration. The McAfee has a so called optimizer function and did a deep scan with this. The optimizer found about 2000 registry goofs, active X goofs, file fragments, dead end links, etc. First thing it did in the fix was to set a restore point then fixed most of them.