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IE Doesn't close properly

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Katyenka S.H., Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Katyenka S.H.

    Katyenka S.H. Flightless Bird

    Whenever I try to close an IE window or tab, it freezes and never closes. The
    only way I can close it is by closing all IE windows by ending the process
    tree with Task Manager. I figured it was a problem with IE since it doesn't
    happen with any other program's windows.
    To avoid any questions, I'm running Windows Vista, and yes I have tried
    restarting many times. I even tried to reinstall IE8 but it won't run the
    setup because I aready have it.
    Are there any suggestions as to what the problem could be and how I could
    fix it?
     
  2. Nathan Sokalski

    Nathan Sokalski Flightless Bird

    I don't know if any of these will help, but try some of these instead of
    just reinstalling:

    1. Go to Control Panel ->Turn Windows Features on or off ->deselect
    Internet Explorer 8
    After doing this, reboot and then select Internet Explorer again

    2. I can't remember whether Vista came with Internet Explorer 7 or 8 (I
    moved straight from XP to 7, so I can't remember what Vista came with), so
    if Internet Explorer 8 is listed in your list of installed programs, you can
    either uninstall it from there or if there is an option to repair it, you
    can try that.

    Sometimes this locking up stuff happens only with some random programs
    because of some problem or corrupted file. I don't know if it will help or
    not, but you could try running some of the utilities such as CheckDisk,
    Defrag, or VirusScan. Even if these don't help, it never hurts to run them
    once in a while (and who knows, they might end up finding something else?).
    Other than these suggestions, I'm not sure what to tell you to do. If none
    of my suggestions help, maybe somebody else will have some ideas. Good Luck!
    --
    Nathan Sokalski
    njsokalski@hotmail.com
    http://www.nathansokalski.com/

    "Katyenka S.H." <Katyenka S.H.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F3B1D406-F3F7-4B76-B639-1F51D33A0B5B@microsoft.com...
    > Whenever I try to close an IE window or tab, it freezes and never closes.
    > The
    > only way I can close it is by closing all IE windows by ending the process
    > tree with Task Manager. I figured it was a problem with IE since it
    > doesn't
    > happen with any other program's windows.
    > To avoid any questions, I'm running Windows Vista, and yes I have tried
    > restarting many times. I even tried to reinstall IE8 but it won't run the
    > setup because I aready have it.
    > Are there any suggestions as to what the problem could be and how I could
    > fix it?
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Katyenka S.H. wrote:

    > Whenever I try to close an IE window or tab, it freezes and never closes. The
    > only way I can close it is by closing all IE windows by ending the process
    > tree with Task Manager. I figured it was a problem with IE since it doesn't
    > happen with any other program's windows.
    > To avoid any questions, I'm running Windows Vista, and yes I have tried
    > restarting many times. I even tried to reinstall IE8 but it won't run the
    > setup because I aready have it.
    > Are there any suggestions as to what the problem could be and how I could
    > fix it?


    Load IE8 in its no add-ons mode and retest.
     
  4. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:5104675A-90B6-4182-B03B-EBC242B4F91C@microsoft.com...
    >I don't know if any of these will help, but try some of these instead of
    >just reinstalling:
    >
    > 1. Go to Control Panel ->Turn Windows Features on or off ->deselect
    > Internet Explorer 8
    > After doing this, reboot and then select Internet Explorer again
    >
    > 2. I can't remember whether Vista came with Internet Explorer 7 or 8 (I
    > moved straight from XP to 7, so I can't remember what Vista came with), so
    > if Internet Explorer 8 is listed in your list of installed programs, you
    > can either uninstall it from there or if there is an option to repair it,
    > you can try that.
    >


    WINDOWS VISTA CAME WITH IE7.




    > Sometimes this locking up stuff happens only with some random programs
    > because of some problem or corrupted file. I don't know if it will help or
    > not, but you could try running some of the utilities such as CheckDisk,
    > Defrag, or VirusScan. Even if these don't help, it never hurts to run them
    > once in a while (and who knows, they might end up finding something
    > else?). Other than these suggestions, I'm not sure what to tell you to do.
    > If none of my suggestions help, maybe somebody else will have some ideas.
    > Good Luck!
    > --
    > Nathan Sokalski
    > njsokalski@hotmail.com
    > http://www.nathansokalski.com/
    >
    > "Katyenka S.H." <Katyenka S.H.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F3B1D406-F3F7-4B76-B639-1F51D33A0B5B@microsoft.com...
    >> Whenever I try to close an IE window or tab, it freezes and never closes.
    >> The
    >> only way I can close it is by closing all IE windows by ending the
    >> process
    >> tree with Task Manager. I figured it was a problem with IE since it
    >> doesn't
    >> happen with any other program's windows.
    >> To avoid any questions, I'm running Windows Vista, and yes I have tried
    >> restarting many times. I even tried to reinstall IE8 but it won't run the
    >> setup because I aready have it.
    >> Are there any suggestions as to what the problem could be and how I could
    >> fix it?

    >
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    And your IE version would be...?

    Katyenka S.H. wrote:
    > Whenever I try to close an IE window or tab, it freezes and never closes.
    > The only way I can close it is by closing all IE windows by ending the
    > process tree with Task Manager. I figured it was a problem with IE since
    > it
    > doesn't happen with any other program's windows.
    > To avoid any questions, I'm running Windows Vista, and yes I have tried
    > restarting many times. I even tried to reinstall IE8 but it won't run the
    > setup because I aready have it.
    > Are there any suggestions as to what the problem could be and how I could
    > fix it?
     
  6. Kolohe Wiz

    Kolohe Wiz Flightless Bird

    True Vista originally shipped with IE7 but it was automatically updated to
    IE8 months ago.
    --
    When all else fails dynamite appears to be the item of choice.


    "Jeff Strickland" wrote:

    >
    > "Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:5104675A-90B6-4182-B03B-EBC242B4F91C@microsoft.com...
    > >I don't know if any of these will help, but try some of these instead of
    > >just reinstalling:
    > >
    > > 1. Go to Control Panel ->Turn Windows Features on or off ->deselect
    > > Internet Explorer 8
    > > After doing this, reboot and then select Internet Explorer again
    > >
    > > 2. I can't remember whether Vista came with Internet Explorer 7 or 8 (I
    > > moved straight from XP to 7, so I can't remember what Vista came with), so
    > > if Internet Explorer 8 is listed in your list of installed programs, you
    > > can either uninstall it from there or if there is an option to repair it,
    > > you can try that.
    > >

    >
    > WINDOWS VISTA CAME WITH IE7.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Sometimes this locking up stuff happens only with some random programs
    > > because of some problem or corrupted file. I don't know if it will help or
    > > not, but you could try running some of the utilities such as CheckDisk,
    > > Defrag, or VirusScan. Even if these don't help, it never hurts to run them
    > > once in a while (and who knows, they might end up finding something
    > > else?). Other than these suggestions, I'm not sure what to tell you to do.
    > > If none of my suggestions help, maybe somebody else will have some ideas.
    > > Good Luck!
    > > --
    > > Nathan Sokalski
    > > njsokalski@hotmail.com
    > > http://www.nathansokalski.com/
    > >
    > > "Katyenka S.H." <Katyenka S.H.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:F3B1D406-F3F7-4B76-B639-1F51D33A0B5B@microsoft.com...
    > >> Whenever I try to close an IE window or tab, it freezes and never closes.
    > >> The
    > >> only way I can close it is by closing all IE windows by ending the
    > >> process
    > >> tree with Task Manager. I figured it was a problem with IE since it
    > >> doesn't
    > >> happen with any other program's windows.
    > >> To avoid any questions, I'm running Windows Vista, and yes I have tried
    > >> restarting many times. I even tried to reinstall IE8 but it won't run the
    > >> setup because I aready have it.
    > >> Are there any suggestions as to what the problem could be and how I could
    > >> fix it?

    > >

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Not quite.

    Kolohe Wiz wrote:
    > True Vista originally shipped with IE7 but it was automatically updated to
    > IE8 months ago.
    >
    >>
    >> "Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:5104675A-90B6-4182-B03B-EBC242B4F91C@microsoft.com...
    >>> I don't know if any of these will help, but try some of these instead of
    >>> just reinstalling:
    >>>
    >>> 1. Go to Control Panel ->Turn Windows Features on or off ->deselect
    >>> Internet Explorer 8
    >>> After doing this, reboot and then select Internet Explorer again
    >>>
    >>> 2. I can't remember whether Vista came with Internet Explorer 7 or 8
    >>> (I
    >>> moved straight from XP to 7, so I can't remember what Vista came with),
    >>> so
    >>> if Internet Explorer 8 is listed in your list of installed programs, you
    >>> can either uninstall it from there or if there is an option to repair
    >>> it,
    >>> you can try that.
    >>>

    >>
    >> WINDOWS VISTA CAME WITH IE7.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> Sometimes this locking up stuff happens only with some random programs
    >>> because of some problem or corrupted file. I don't know if it will help
    >>> or
    >>> not, but you could try running some of the utilities such as CheckDisk,
    >>> Defrag, or VirusScan. Even if these don't help, it never hurts to run
    >>> them
    >>> once in a while (and who knows, they might end up finding something
    >>> else?). Other than these suggestions, I'm not sure what to tell you to
    >>> do.
    >>> If none of my suggestions help, maybe somebody else will have some
    >>> ideas.
    >>> Good Luck!
    >>> --
    >>> Nathan Sokalski
    >>> njsokalski@hotmail.com
    >>> http://www.nathansokalski.com/
    >>>
    >>> "Katyenka S.H." <Katyenka S.H.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >>> message
    >>> news:F3B1D406-F3F7-4B76-B639-1F51D33A0B5B@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Whenever I try to close an IE window or tab, it freezes and never
    >>>> closes.
    >>>> The
    >>>> only way I can close it is by closing all IE windows by ending the
    >>>> process
    >>>> tree with Task Manager. I figured it was a problem with IE since it
    >>>> doesn't
    >>>> happen with any other program's windows.
    >>>> To avoid any questions, I'm running Windows Vista, and yes I have tried
    >>>> restarting many times. I even tried to reinstall IE8 but it won't run
    >>>> the
    >>>> setup because I aready have it.
    >>>> Are there any suggestions as to what the problem could be and how I
    >>>> could
    >>>> fix it?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> .
     

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