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ie 8 flashes open and then closes

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by FFW, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. FFW

    FFW Flightless Bird

    Windows Server 2003 - IE 8 will not stay open. I have followed suggestions
    to reinstall and to reset under the advanced tab but the situation is still
    the same. Any help appreciated
     
  2. David B.

    David B. Flightless Bird

    What does the event log say about the problem?

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    "FFW" <FFW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E2E4088A-B133-44B4-8204-953299773BFC@microsoft.com...
    > Windows Server 2003 - IE 8 will not stay open. I have followed
    > suggestions
    > to reinstall and to reset under the advanced tab but the situation is
    > still
    > the same. Any help appreciated
     
  3. Bob Campbell

    Bob Campbell Flightless Bird

    IE 8 will take about 33,000 K of RAM when loading on Windows Server 2003.
    You can watch IE 8 load into memory in the Task Manager when IE 8 starts up.
    Have the Task Manager open, showing the Processes tab, then open IE 8. It
    is named iexplorer.exe, so keep your eye on the Memory column where it will
    appear alphabetically, as it loads. It may take a couple tries to watch it,
    because it should load in 1 or 2 seconds.

    On my Windows Server 2008, iexplorer.exe is listed twice (using about 5300 K
    and 7800 K).
    On my Windows Server 2003, iexplorer.exe is listed twice (using about 33,000
    K and 14,000 K).
    The amounts normally go down some after the loading process finishes.

    You should see it start to load, and start taking memory, then disappear.
    Does it get close to 33,000 K?

    Also, you should be able to open Internet Options (Properties) from the
    Control Panel. You can check out your settings and/or try different settings
    to see if it makes a difference.

    "FFW" <FFW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E2E4088A-B133-44B4-8204-953299773BFC@microsoft.com...
    > Windows Server 2003 - IE 8 will not stay open. I have followed
    > suggestions
    > to reinstall and to reset under the advanced tab but the situation is
    > still
    > the same. Any help appreciated
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    When you start Internet Explorer, it opens, flashes, and then closes
    immediately:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967896

    Internet Explorer 7 [or 8] exits immediately when you start it in Windows XP
    or in Windows Server 2003:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928427


    FFW wrote:
    > Windows Server 2003 - IE 8 will not stay open. I have followed
    > suggestions
    > to reinstall and to reset under the advanced tab but the situation is
    > still
    > the same. Any help appreciated
     

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