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Why is MS working on IE9 when IE8 is so bad?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Seawolf, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Seawolf

    Seawolf Flightless Bird

    New, fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit. Problems with IE8:

    1. "Internet Explorer has stopped working." No solution is ever found.

    2. "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." I tried all of the
    solutions from the knowledge base with no luck.

    3. When exiting IE8 with more than 1 tab open, it will not exit until you
    click on one of the tabs, usually the one that is flashing a different
    color.

    Any ideas?

    Seawolf
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Did you format the HDD prior to this "fresh install?"

    Tips for solving problems with Internet Explorer
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Tips-for-solving-problems-with-Internet-Explorer

    <canned>
    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://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settings

    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)?
    </canned>

    Seawolf wrote:
    > New, fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit. Problems with IE8:
    >
    > 1. "Internet Explorer has stopped working." No solution is ever found.
    >
    > 2. "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." I tried all of the
    > solutions from the knowledge base with no luck.
    >
    > 3. When exiting IE8 with more than 1 tab open, it will not exit until you
    > click on one of the tabs, usually the one that is flashing a different
    > color.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Seawolf
     
  3. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:0B37E168-2052-43FC-BE43-9D49565F2827@microsoft.com,
    Seawolf <seawolf671@verizon.net> typed:
    > New, fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit. Problems with IE8:
    >
    > 1. "Internet Explorer has stopped working." No solution is
    > ever found.
    > 2. "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." I tried
    > all of the solutions from the knowledge base with no luck.
    >
    > 3. When exiting IE8 with more than 1 tab open, it will not
    > exit until you click on one of the tabs, usually the one
    > that is flashing a different color.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Seawolf


    I haven't seen those problems before on here that I've noticed
    and am not useing win7. Well, I have seen a couple like them,
    but poorly stated problems and with lost of missing
    information, leaving responders to guess at possible
    solutions.
    At any rate, have you tried starting IE without addons?
    Even if you haven't applied any, it still came with some. Does
    it help?

    Then I'd start by uninstalling IE8, especially if you loaded
    it from one of the updates, and reinstall it, using a freshly
    downloaded version of it.

    If that didn't help anything, then I'd seriously consider the
    possibility of an OS file corruption and try re-imaging the
    operating system to a time prior to the first install of IE8,
    get a fresh download of IE8, check the hash on it, and install
    it.

    Have you run chkdsk on the boot drive?
    Checked Event Viewer for any related errors?
    Checked your firewall logs?
    Those are all reasonably quick to do and make for good
    first steps.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  4. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    Learn how to crosspost and help yourself and others:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_posting
    and
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting
    http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm

    Twayne`


    In news:0B37E168-2052-43FC-BE43-9D49565F2827@microsoft.com,
    Seawolf <seawolf671@verizon.net> typed:
    > New, fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit. Problems with IE8:
    >
    > 1. "Internet Explorer has stopped working." No solution is
    > ever found.
    > 2. "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." I tried
    > all of the solutions from the knowledge base with no luck.
    >
    > 3. When exiting IE8 with more than 1 tab open, it will not
    > exit until you click on one of the tabs, usually the one
    > that is flashing a different color.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Seawolf
     
  5. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Twayne,

    You can't downgrade to IE7 or 6 on Win7. You can turn IE8 off as your
    default browser and use a browser of your choice though.

    Regards.

    "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    news:#dyM80DzKHA.4492@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Learn how to crosspost and help yourself and others:
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_posting
    > and
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting
    > http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    >
    > Twayne`
    >
    >
    > In news:0B37E168-2052-43FC-BE43-9D49565F2827@microsoft.com,
    > Seawolf <seawolf671@verizon.net> typed:
    >> New, fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit. Problems with IE8:
    >>
    >> 1. "Internet Explorer has stopped working." No solution is
    >> ever found.
    >> 2. "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." I tried
    >> all of the solutions from the knowledge base with no luck.
    >>
    >> 3. When exiting IE8 with more than 1 tab open, it will not
    >> exit until you click on one of the tabs, usually the one
    >> that is flashing a different color.
    >>
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> Seawolf

    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  6. Seawolf

    Seawolf Flightless Bird

    PA Bear, yes I did format the HDD prior to the fresh install. I'll try to
    answer your questions in the order you asked them:

    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).

    That was the first thing I tried. Worked for a while then same problems
    started reoccurring.


    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settingsThis was the second thing I tried and like the before, it worked for a whilebefore the problems gradually reappeared. 3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is yoursubscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications runningin the background when you installed IE8?I use Microsoft Security Essentials along with Defender. No otheranti-virus or security suite has ever been used. The only other firewall Iuse is the firewall in the router. 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)?I did not buy this machine. I built it from scratch. It is the 4th machineI have built from scratch. Neither Norton nor McAfee has ever been on thismachine nor has any of their other programs been installed on this machine.Prior to Win7 and MS Security Essentials, I used MS One Care.I did not have these problems when I ran Win XP Pro and IE 7.Seawolf"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in messagenews:uKaftMDzKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...> Did you format the HDD prior to this "fresh install?">> Tips for solving problems with Internet Explorer>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Tips-for-solving-problems-with-Internet-Explorer>> <canned>> 1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?>> => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | InternetExplorer (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://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settings>> 3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is yoursubscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications runningin the background when you installed IE8?>> 4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on thismachine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you boughtit)?> </canned>>> Seawolf wrote:>> New, fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit. Problems with IE8:>>>> 1. "Internet Explorer has stopped working." No solution is ever found.>>>> 2. "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." I tried all of the>> solutions from the knowledge base with no luck.>>>> 3. When exiting IE8 with more than 1 tab open, it will not exit until you>> click on one of the tabs, usually the one that is flashing a different>> color.>>>> Any ideas?>>>> Seawolf>
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    I dunno what WLMail (or you) did to the formatting in your last reply but I
    can't make sense of it so I can't be of any further assistance to you. That
    being said, I will say...

    As MSE includes Defender's functionality, installing MSE disables Defender
    by default so technically speaking, you are not using "Microsoft Security
    Essentials along with Defender."

    Referencing other computers (and applications installed on them) is not
    helpful when trying to help you with a problem on a specific computer.

    Seawolf wrote:
    > PA Bear, yes I did format the HDD prior to the fresh install. I'll try
    > to
    > answer your questions in the order you asked them:
    >
    > 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).
    >
    > That was the first thing I tried. Worked for a while then same problems
    > started reoccurring.
    >
    >
    > 2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settingsThis
    > was the second thing I tried and like the before, it worked for a
    > whilebefore the problems gradually reappeared. 3. What anti-virus
    > application or security suite is installed and is yoursubscription
    > current?
    > What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?What third-party
    > firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications runningin the
    > background
    > when you installed IE8?I use Microsoft Security Essentials along with
    > Defender. No otheranti-virus or security suite has ever been used. The
    > only other firewall Iuse is the firewall in the router. 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)?I did not
    > buy this machine. I built it from scratch. It is the 4th machineI have
    > built from scratch. Neither Norton nor McAfee has ever been on
    > thismachine
    > nor has any of their other programs been installed on this machine.Prior
    > to
    > Win7 and MS Security Essentials, I used MS One Care.I did not have these
    > problems when I ran Win XP Pro and IE 7.Seawolf"PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    > <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in
    > messagenews:uKaftMDzKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...> Did you format the
    > HDD prior to this "fresh install?">> Tips for solving problems with
    > Internet
    > Explorer>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Tips-for-solving-problems-with-Internet-Explorer>>
    > <canned>> 1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons
    > mode?>> => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools |
    > InternetExplorer (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://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settings>>
    > 3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is
    > yoursubscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    > Defender)?What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    > applications runningin the background when you installed IE8?>> 4. Has
    > a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on thismachine
    > (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you boughtit)?>
    > </canned>>> Seawolf wrote:>> New, fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit.
    > Problems with IE8:>>>> 1. "Internet Explorer has stopped working." No
    > solution is ever found.>>>> 2. "Internet Explorer cannot display the
    > webpage." I tried all of the>> solutions from the knowledge base with no
    > luck.>>>> 3. When exiting IE8 with more than 1 tab open, it will not exit
    > until you>> click on one of the tabs, usually the one that is flashing a
    > different>> color.>>>> Any ideas?>>>> Seawolf>
     
  8. Seawolf

    Seawolf Flightless Bird

    Let's try this again.

    PA Bear, yes I did format the HDD prior to the fresh install. I'll try to
    answer your questions in the order you asked them:

    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).

    That was the first thing I tried. Worked for a while then same problems
    started reoccurring.


    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settingsThis was the second thing I tried and like the before, it worked for a whilebefore the problems gradually reappeared.3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is yoursubscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications runningin the background when you installed IE8?I use Microsoft Security Essentials along with Defender. No otheranti-virus or security suite has ever been used. The only other firewall Iuse is the firewall in the router.4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on thismachine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you boughtit)?I did not buy this machine. I built it from scratch. It is the 4th machineI have built from scratch. Neither Norton nor McAfee has ever been on thismachine nor has any of their other programs been installed on this machine.Prior to Win7 and MS Security Essentials, I used MS One Care.I did not have these problems when I ran Win XP Pro and IE 7.Seawolf"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in messagenews:#IETeGdzKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...> I dunno what WLMail (or you) did to the formatting in your last reply butI can't make sense of it so I can't be of any further assistance to you.That being said, I will say...>> As MSE includes Defender's functionality, installing MSE disables Defenderby default so technically speaking, you are not using "Microsoft SecurityEssentials along with Defender.">> Referencing other computers (and applications installed on them) is nothelpful when trying to help you with a problem on a specific computer.>> Seawolf wrote:>> PA Bear, yes I did format the HDD prior to the fresh install. I'll tryto>> answer your questions in the order you asked them:>>>> 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).>>>> That was the first thing I tried. Worked for a while then same problems>> started reoccurring.>>>>>> 2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?>>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settingsThis>> was the second thing I tried and like the before, it worked for a>> whilebefore the problems gradually reappeared. 3. What anti-virus>> application or security suite is installed and is yoursubscriptioncurrent?>> What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?What third-party>> firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications runningin thebackground>> when you installed IE8?I use Microsoft Security Essentials along with>> Defender. No otheranti-virus or security suite has ever been used. The>> only other firewall Iuse is the firewall in the router. 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)?I did not>> buy this machine. I built it from scratch. It is the 4th machineI have>> built from scratch. Neither Norton nor McAfee has ever been onthismachine>> nor has any of their other programs been installed on this machine.Priorto>> Win7 and MS Security Essentials, I used MS One Care.I did not have these>> problems when I ran Win XP Pro and IE 7.Seawolf"PA Bear [MS MVP]">> <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in>> messagenews:uKaftMDzKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...> Did you format the>> HDD prior to this "fresh install?">> Tips for solving problems with>> Internet>>Explorer>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Tips-for-solving-problems-with-Internet-Explorer>>>> <canned>> 1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons>> mode?>> => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools |>> InternetExplorer (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://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settings>>>> 3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is>> yoursubscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than>> Defender)?What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these>> applications runningin the background when you installed IE8?>> 4. Has>> a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on thismachine>> (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you boughtit)?>>> </canned>>> Seawolf wrote:>> New, fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit.Problems with IE8:>>>> 1. "Internet Explorer has stopped working." No>> solution is ever found.>>>> 2. "Internet Explorer cannot display the>> webpage." I tried all of the>> solutions from the knowledge base with no>> luck.>>>> 3. When exiting IE8 with more than 1 tab open, it will not exit>> until you>> click on one of the tabs, usually the one that is flashing a>> different>> color.>>>> Any ideas?>>>> Seawolf>>
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Still no good (as you can see.)

    Try replying to my first reply to your thread again, this time use HTML format (and disable the Community feechur beforehand).


    Seawolf wrote:
    > Let's try this again.
    >
    > PA Bear, yes I did format the HDD prior to the fresh install. I'll try to
    > answer your questions in the order you asked them:
    >
    > 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).
    >
    > That was the first thing I tried. Worked for a while then same problems
    > started reoccurring.
    >
    >
    > 2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settingsThis
    > was the second thing I tried and like the before, it worked for a
    > whilebefore the problems gradually reappeared.3. What anti-virus
    > application or security suite is installed and is yoursubscription current?
    > What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?What third-party
    > firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications runningin the background
    > when you installed IE8?I use Microsoft Security Essentials along with
    > Defender. No otheranti-virus or security suite has ever been used. The
    > only other firewall Iuse is the firewall in the router.4. Has a(nother)
    > Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on thismachine (e.g., a
    > free-trial version that came preinstalled when you boughtit)?I did not buy
    > this machine. I built it from scratch. It is the 4th machineI have built
    > from scratch. Neither Norton nor McAfee has ever been on thismachine nor
    > has any of their other programs been installed on this machine.Prior to
    > Win7 and MS Security Essentials, I used MS One Care.I did not have these
    > problems when I ran Win XP Pro and IE 7.Seawolf"PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    > <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in
    > messagenews:#IETeGdzKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...> I dunno what WLMail
    > (or you) did to the formatting in your last reply butI can't make sense of
    > it so I can't be of any further assistance to you.That being said, I will
    > say...>> As MSE includes Defender's functionality, installing MSE disables
    > Defenderby default so technically speaking, you are not using "Microsoft
    > SecurityEssentials along with Defender.">> Referencing other computers (and
    > applications installed on them) is nothelpful when trying to help you with
    > a problem on a specific computer.>> Seawolf wrote:>> PA Bear, yes I did
    > format the HDD prior to the fresh install. I'll tryto>> answer your
    > questions in the order you asked them:>>>> 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).>>>> That was
    > the first thing I tried. Worked for a while then same problems>> started
    > reoccurring.>>>>>> 2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced
    > settings
    > (RIES)?>>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settingsThis>>
    > was the second thing I tried and like the before, it worked for a>>
    > whilebefore the problems gradually reappeared. 3. What anti-virus>>
    > application or security suite is installed and is
    > yoursubscriptioncurrent?>> What anti-spyware applications (other than
    > Defender)?What third-party>> firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    > applications runningin thebackground>> when you installed IE8?I use
    > Microsoft Security Essentials along with>> Defender. No otheranti-virus or
    > security suite has ever been used. The>> only other firewall Iuse is the
    > firewall in the router. 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)?I did not>> buy this machine. I built it
    > from scratch. It is the 4th machineI have>> built from scratch. Neither
    > Norton nor McAfee has ever been onthismachine>> nor has any of their other
    > programs been installed on this machine.Priorto>> Win7 and MS Security
    > Essentials, I used MS One Care.I did not have these>> problems when I ran
    > Win XP Pro and IE 7.Seawolf"PA Bear [MS MVP]">> <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote
    > in>> messagenews:uKaftMDzKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...> Did you format
    > the>> HDD prior to this "fresh install?">> Tips for solving problems with>>
    > Internet>>Explorer>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Tips-for-solving-problems-with-Internet-Explorer>>>>
    > <canned>> 1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons>>
    > mode?>> => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools |>>
    > InternetExplorer (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://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settings>>>>
    > 3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is>>
    > yoursubscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than>>
    > Defender)?What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these>>
    > applications runningin the background when you installed IE8?>> 4. Has>>
    > a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on thismachine>>
    > (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you boughtit)?>>>
    > </canned>>> Seawolf wrote:>> New, fresh install of Windows 7
    > 32-bit.Problems with IE8:>>>> 1. "Internet Explorer has stopped working."
    > No>> solution is ever found.>>>> 2. "Internet Explorer cannot display the>>
    > webpage." I tried all of the>> solutions from the knowledge base with no>>
    > luck.>>>> 3. When exiting IE8 with more than 1 tab open, it will not exit>>
    > until you>> click on one of the tabs, usually the one that is flashing a>>
    > different>> color.>>>> Any ideas?>>>> Seawolf>>
     

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