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IE 7 issues

by crazedKCfan / December 30, 2007 4:09 AM PST

I have XP with IE 7. Recently, I have a problem with the address bar not completing the address I want to type and my drop-down history disappears as you start to type the address, the string disappears and the following weird squares and circles appear "

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No real ideas, but
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 30, 2007 4:22 AM PST
In reply to: IE 7 issues

remove all the BHO's that IE 7 has installed, reboot the computer and try without them. BHODemon will display the BHO's and remove them. MajorGeeks will have the latest version.

Although some sites need BHO's, when you re-visit such a site it will ask to download again if need be.

Also, use CCleaner from , the light version, to clean out all temporary files and temporary internet files.

See if either of those help.


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IE 7 issues
by crazedKCfan / December 30, 2007 7:38 AM PST
In reply to: No real ideas, but

Thanks Mark, I will try that!!

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Help Suggestions
by crazedKCfan / December 30, 2007 9:49 AM PST
In reply to: No real ideas, but


I remooved all my BHO's, paid the $19.95 fee and downloaded Error Smart, did the system scan and fixed all reported errors.

These steps did not fix my problem. Do you have anymore suggestion?


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Hmm, that's a mystery.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 30, 2007 5:20 PM PST
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The only advice I can offer now is all negative, or workarounds.

It's a shame you paid for that ErrorSmart. It looks like there is a free download at the ErrorSmart web site here;

Perhaps that is just a trial with limited functions though. But there are plenty of free registry cleaners available.

The only suggestions I have left are;

1] Revert back to IE 6.

If your IE 7 was installed as a Windows Update you can uninstall it and return to IE 6. In the Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs look for "Windows Internet Explorer 7" and uninstall it. This will restore IE 6.

2] Download another browser, eg Firefox.

There are other browsers available, Opera, Safari, Mozilla's Firefox to name a few. Firefox is the most popular after IE and it has tabbed browsing and the option of add-ons that can enhance browsing. It's what I have used for some time now and I only use IE 7 for those few sites that don't render properly in FF.

3] System Restore.

Can you restore back to a date when you were not having problems?

Like I said, negative suggestions only, and no cure for your IE 7 problems. I know that, for some, IE 7 just doesn't work, but it is strange that yours appeared to be working well then suddenly broke.

Is there anything you have done on the system that could explain this? eg software installs, or new toolbars like Google or Yahoo, etc?

Can you show us a screen print of this problem? It might give a clue.

Perhaps others here will pick up on this with better suggestions.


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by tomron / January 5, 2008 11:48 PM PST
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Have you run any scans?

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by crazedKCfan / February 16, 2008 12:57 AM PST
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we have ran every scan possible

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