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address bar drop down arrow locks up ie6

by flashf15 / April 13, 2006 1:19 AM PDT

This just started last night & I don't know what is wrong. Whenever I click on the drop down arrow on the address bar IE locks up. I just ran spybot & deleted some files, but the problem is still there. I can type in an address just fine. Any suggestions???

My computer is running XP Pro SP2 and I believe that I have all the security fixes.

Thanks for the help!

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Try IEFix...
by John.Wilkinson / April 13, 2006 2:43 AM PDT
IEFix is a general repair utility that can resolve a number of problems with IE, such as this one. If that doesn't fix it, I'd want to know if you have any BHOs (browser helper objects) installed and what, if any, changes were made since it last worked properly. It also wouldn't hurt to clean out your temp files and such...go tools->internet options and use "delete files" and "delete history."

Hope this helps,
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Problem fixed!
by flashf15 / April 13, 2006 3:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Try IEFix...

Thanks for the information! You know what, silly me, I forgot about the system restore. Tried it & it worked. So no more address bar problems! Thanks anyways!

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thought it was fixed - not so fast!
by flashf15 / April 13, 2006 6:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Try IEFix...

Well, I noticed there were some automatic updates needing to be installed. After I installed them IE's address bar didn't work again! I tried IEFix, but I can't find my disk, so it won't contine. Any other suggestions?

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by Cursorcowboy / April 13, 2006 9:25 PM PDT
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Re: thought it was fixed - not so fast!
by Tufenuf / April 13, 2006 10:09 PM PDT
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by flashf15 / April 14, 2006 12:01 AM PDT

That was very interesting!! I've decided not to do those updates at this time either. Can't wait to get a new computer! Happy

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