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IE 8 unstable and wrecks my PC

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Duncan146294, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Duncan146294

    Duncan146294 Flightless Bird

    I know I am wasting my time posting this but I am so frustrated with IE 8. It
    does not work and damages PCs - at least it does mine. I have XP SP3 plus all
    the latest patches.

    Since installing IE 8 - I get hangs, internet stopping, IE 8 refuses to
    load, I've followed all the advice, reset it, loaded without plug ins,
    restored PC, removed it, re-installed it etc etc. I have come to the
    conclusion it is useless, has not been tested and is a liability. I have
    resorted to Google Chrome - at least that works but my PC has been so badly
    damaged by IE8 I am having to rebuild it from scratch.

    'Safe Browsing' - don't make me laugh!
     
  2. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    Duncan146294 wrote:
    > I know I am wasting my time posting this but I am so frustrated with IE 8. It
    > does not work and damages PCs - at least it does mine. I have XP SP3 plus all
    > the latest patches.
    >
    > Since installing IE 8 - I get hangs, internet stopping, IE 8 refuses to
    > load, I've followed all the advice, reset it, loaded without plug ins,
    > restored PC, removed it, re-installed it etc etc. I have come to the
    > conclusion it is useless, has not been tested and is a liability. I have
    > resorted to Google Chrome - at least that works but my PC has been so badly
    > damaged by IE8 I am having to rebuild it from scratch.
    >
    > 'Safe Browsing' - don't make me laugh!



    No need to

    just go into the control panel and uninstall IE8

    just be sure not to use System Restore
     
  3. Bogey Man

    Bogey Man Flightless Bird

    Can you tell us about your computer and the type of internet connection that
    you have? Also, what antivirus, anti-malware and firewall are you using? A
    listing of the add-ons found under the Tools menu would also be helpful.


    "Duncan146294" <Duncan146294@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:63B999F1-AA02-4B26-9A04-DB713C154F48@microsoft.com...
    > I know I am wasting my time posting this but I am so frustrated with IE 8.
    > It
    > does not work and damages PCs - at least it does mine. I have XP SP3 plus
    > all
    > the latest patches.
    >
    > Since installing IE 8 - I get hangs, internet stopping, IE 8 refuses to
    > load, I've followed all the advice, reset it, loaded without plug ins,
    > restored PC, removed it, re-installed it etc etc. I have come to the
    > conclusion it is useless, has not been tested and is a liability. I have
    > resorted to Google Chrome - at least that works but my PC has been so
    > badly
    > damaged by IE8 I am having to rebuild it from scratch.
    >
    > 'Safe Browsing' - don't make me laugh!
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Chances are you'll never find you way back to see replies to your post
    but...

    1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

    => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
    IE8 in all OSS]
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

    3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8?

    4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?



    Duncan146294 wrote:
    > I know I am wasting my time posting this but I am so frustrated with IE 8.
    > It does not work and damages PCs - at least it does mine. I have XP SP3
    > plus all the latest patches.
    >
    > Since installing IE 8 - I get hangs, internet stopping, IE 8 refuses to
    > load, I've followed all the advice, reset it, loaded without plug ins,
    > restored PC, removed it, re-installed it etc etc. I have come to the
    > conclusion it is useless, has not been tested and is a liability. I have
    > resorted to Google Chrome - at least that works but my PC has been so
    > badly
    > damaged by IE8 I am having to rebuild it from scratch.
    >
    > 'Safe Browsing' - don't make me laugh!
     

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