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.asp, .jsp, and javascript problems with IE7

by TE7 / March 26, 2007 7:23 PM PDT

Some .asp and .jsp pages are not loading, and having problems with javascript controls on some pages. My javascript problems are intermittent on some pages, put persistent on others. Are all of these problems related? I have done a repair installation of my XP SP2 system. No help. The only option left is to do clean install. I must use IE7's script engine since I have MSN dial-up, which has the MSN Explorer browser. I have tried all suggestions listed in the Microsoft IE forum, including: use RUN REGSVR32 on several DLLs, verifying registry keys, deleting all browser history, cookies and temporary internet files. Are there known issues with IE7 with these types of problems? Will I be wasting my time with a clean install? Any suggesstions welcomed. Thanks in advance for any posts.

Note: I did post my problem on the IE forum (newsgroup) at Microsoft. But there seems to be a zillion posts of people with IE7 problems; getting a response is not highly probable. So I wauld appreciate any input from CNET readers.

XP SP2 (all the latest updates)
Norton Internet Security 2007
Webroot SpySweeper for MSN
Windows Defender

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"a zillion posts of people with IE7 problems"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2007 10:27 PM PDT

Sorry, I only use IE for Windows Update. I also don't let IE7 on my machine since I am being asked too many times for help on it. So it's Firefox and other browsers for me.


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Check Norton
by jackson dougless / March 26, 2007 11:55 PM PDT

Like I said in another thread that was locked... Norton will do a lot of strange things in the name of protecting people from themselves. Trouble is, quality control with Norton products has been on an ever increasing downward slide for years now, so it's hard to say whether it's a feature, bug, or unintended side effect of a feature.

And to answer your question from the other thread. I use AVG Free for my anti-virus needs. It's simple, but effective. Does everything I need, stays out of my way, doesn't have the false-positive issues Norton routinely does (that I've ever been aware of at least), doesn't bog my system down (though that's more of McAfee's claim to shame), and it's free. What's not to like?

For firewalls, I let my router do the work there. If I didn't have my router, I'd probably just use XP's firewall, being that I'm a big fan of simple but effective, which sums up the XP firewall quite well. The larger the feature set, the more chances for bugs to creep in, and with a security product like a firewall, that could bring disaster.

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Thanks, Jackson...I was looking into AVG already
by TE7 / March 27, 2007 2:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Check Norton

I was looking into AVG Free 7.5; seems like a good deal. I think I'll uninstall Norton temporarily and see how AVG works. Thanks again for the reply. Tom

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Had MSN Dialup and 7 days later, dumped it.
by darclew1 / March 27, 2007 3:46 AM PDT

Look closely at this; "live". Now look at MSN. lets see, MSNMESSENGER (live);; IE7 search is One says is Microsoft, two say differently. I have instaled twice as much from (and it is $7 cheaper) can connect on links, browse web sites, write email, has a homepage also, free Skype called nzvoice. In those seven days all of the above did not work. Two dys, IE7 went down and so did, day 3, could not access a .swf file sent by a hotmail user. Oh, homepage of tied to Outlook Express, MSNMESSENGER & MSN Explorer. If is Microsoft, why did they create another Explorer? Simple, it is not Microsoft! To prove this is that I removed from Windows with Add/Remove, msn butterfly, messenger and any other MSN items. My system is pure Windows with an ISP. And it is cheaper?? And when I get disconnected, reconnects me, even on windows upate-but goes down, no reconnect and when I get online, it a white page with black letters except the homepage but that is useless. I was up and fully loaded in less than 2 days. Darrell L.

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Did a clean install...No Help
by TE7 / March 27, 2007 9:18 AM PDT

Did a clean install and not using any AV or anti-malware tools, just XP firewall. Problems still exist. Defeinitely an IE7 problem. Will post as a suggestion to investigate at the IE newsgroup forum at Microsoft. Oh well. The main page I'm having problems with are the login page when you go to enter a Tip at CNET, and the page wher you actually enter your Tip. The WSIWYG editor is not functional for me. Could someone else with IE7 verify whether they're having problems with this page or not. Thanks in advance for going to that page and seeing if you can enter a post (just see if you can type into the WSIWYG editor). Please reply on your results. Thanks. Tom

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Right now, I would NOT reinstall IE7, there a bogus sites
by darclew1 / March 30, 2007 4:12 AM PDT

and it is listed in the forum Virus and security alerts Under Windows Vista which is under Windows XP on your left.

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