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Iexplorer closes but does not go away

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JMF, May 27, 2010.

  1. JMF

    JMF Flightless Bird

    XP Pro on a Toshiba laptop. Internet Explorer Version 8.

    I was having a lot of trouble with the computer. It would freeze up, the
    quick launch bar wouldn't work, it would take something like 15 minutes
    to shut down.

    Looking at the processes, I suddenly noticed that the iexplore process
    was running when the browser had been closed and was no longer running.
    In fact, it was even there multiple times at least once.

    When I stopped the iexplore process, suddenly the computer started
    acting normal again.

    So it seems that after opening Iexplorer and then eventually closing it,
    the process stayed alive and wreaked mischief.

    Any insights into what might be going on here? What might make the
    iexplore process stay alive even after I have closed the browser?

    Thanks,

    John
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    IE-specific newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

    JMF wrote:
    > XP Pro on a Toshiba laptop. Internet Explorer Version 8.
    >
    > I was having a lot of trouble with the computer. It would freeze up, the
    > quick launch bar wouldn't work, it would take something like 15 minutes
    > to shut down.
    >
    > Looking at the processes, I suddenly noticed that the iexplore process
    > was running when the browser had been closed and was no longer running.
    > In fact, it was even there multiple times at least once.
    >
    > When I stopped the iexplore process, suddenly the computer started
    > acting normal again.
    >
    > So it seems that after opening Iexplorer and then eventually closing it,
    > the process stayed alive and wreaked mischief.
    >
    > Any insights into what might be going on here? What might make the
    > iexplore process stay alive even after I have closed the browser?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > John
     
  3. JMF

    JMF Flightless Bird

    OK, thanks, I'll try that group.

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > IE-specific newsgroup:
    > news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    > JMF wrote:
    >> XP Pro on a Toshiba laptop. Internet Explorer Version 8.
    >>
    >> I was having a lot of trouble with the computer. It would freeze up, the
    >> quick launch bar wouldn't work, it would take something like 15 minutes
    >> to shut down.
    >>
    >> Looking at the processes, I suddenly noticed that the iexplore process
    >> was running when the browser had been closed and was no longer running.
    >> In fact, it was even there multiple times at least once.
    >>
    >> When I stopped the iexplore process, suddenly the computer started
    >> acting normal again.
    >>
    >> So it seems that after opening Iexplorer and then eventually closing it,
    >> the process stayed alive and wreaked mischief.
    >>
    >> Any insights into what might be going on here? What might make the
    >> iexplore process stay alive even after I have closed the browser?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> John

    >
     

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