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July 24, 2002 7:59:30 PM

Can anyone tell me why i cant open any link anywhere now. or if the webpage say such as pricewatch links to another page to look at the webpage of person selling item. i get a blank explorer and it never comes up.

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July 25, 2002 4:29:32 AM

hunter, can you be more specific?
August 1, 2002 7:59:00 AM

installing IE6 on anything but XP (which is there by default) is the same as saying bye to internet surfing, sad by true many times in my case.

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August 1, 2002 12:31:38 PM

Have you deleted the Temporary Internet Files, and then attempted to reconnect? Tools\Intenet Options\Temporary Internet Files\Delete Files. And under Settings, the browser should be set to check for new versions of stored pages every time Internet Explorer is started.

There is a minor patch for the I.E. cache that can be run after going through the series of tests at this <A HREF="http://pcpitstop.com/default.asp" target="_new">website</A>. I recommend for the Temporary Internet Files folder to be set at 80MB.

You may have software running that is interfering with the browser.

<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;LN;Q310353" target="_new">How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP</A>

Perhaps the firewall is causing a problem: <A HREF="http://www.vrvs.org/Doc/winxp-guide.html#firewall" target="_new">Disable the Firewall</A>.

You might require the <A HREF="http://java.sun.com/getjava/install-windows.html" target="_new">Java plugin</A> for viewing certain web pages.

Beyond these things, you haven't provided enough information for one of us to really help you.

<b>Blah</b>: THAT'S the biggest load of horse pucky I've seen someone post in a forum in a long, long time. I've installed I.E. 6 on more systems that I can recall with Win9x, and rarely ever ran into a problem.

And by the way, this IS the Windows XP forum, so I'd say it's likely that this is what hunter_ace is running.

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August 2, 2002 9:39:43 AM

""THAT'S the biggest load of horse pucky I've seen someone post in a forum in a long, long time""
I can't say anything about it, might be the truth.

""I've installed I.E. 6 on more systems that I can recall with Win9x, and rarely ever ran into a problem.""

It is very sad when people can't recall anything past number 10, and I bet those are mostly on the network and/or broadband. Dial up and IE6 that's where the problems starts, plus it makes my Windows Explorer act like a drunk monkey is trying to pull something out of the huge long bag (or something like that).

PS: by the way, I had to hard reset my PC from Win9x with IE6 (just installed couple of wix ago) and go back into Win2k to finish this reply, cos after opening Word to spell check IE started to freez and lock my PC when I tried to open a new window in it. So you do the math...


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August 2, 2002 2:28:54 PM

"It is very sad when people can't recall anything past number 10"

???

I have no idea what that means, blah. Too cryptic for me. But I can see how this might be a problem, especially when doing your check book, or figuring your taxes.

As for the sadness, might I suggest a nice mood-elevator?

:smile:

I repeat: I've installed Internet Explorer 6 on many systems, and had a minimum of problems as a result. I think this version is the most stable ever released; and considering that it is a Microsoft product ... it works fairly well, the great majority of the time.

Most of these systems were still connected to a dial-up modem, as broadband alternatives really only began to have an impact in my area over the past year. I have relatives who just managed to get cable access a couple of months ago, including my mother, who lives about 20 miles from me. Until that time, both of her systems were on dial-up, of course ... and had long been updated to I.E. 6. I heard no complaints, and she is NOT the type to suffer in silence.

You might be interested in knowing, in regards to my personal systems, in particular, that both have Internet Explorer 6 installed, and I have a couple of external 56K modems connected to them in case of emergencies. I was running a dual-boot of Win98SE and Win2K until last October with I.E. 6 installed in both operating systems, and never had a problem with the browser bringing either one down ... with a dial-up connection, or broadband.

IMHO, I think that something is wrong with your system configuration if the computer is locking up. Just the fact that I.E. 6 is installed shouldn't be enough to cause the kind of problems you've mentioned.

Perhaps this <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q281679&" target="_new">link</A> will be informative.

Try running a search <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;EN-US;KBHOWTO" target="_new">here</A> under Internet Explorer 6, with the word "freezing" in the "Search For ..." line. You'll find some additional information that might prove helpful.

I've also heard of this happening if the system has picked up a virus, or a Trojan Horse ... and/or if the user has unknowingly installed an application that contains spyware, as programs like this can cause a system to be unstable, due to being poorly written. A typical example can be found on this <A HREF="http://forums.techguy.org/t82631/s74be122e46c2fa7a36783..." target="_new">page</A>.

Have you been using Windows Update to keep the operating systems and the browser up-to-date? Have you scanned the system for spyware (<A HREF="http://www.lavasoftusa.com/" target="_new">Ad-aware</A>), or ran a recent, full anti-virus scan of the partition?

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