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Internet Explorer hangs when starting, Netscape does not.

by hhanover / March 29, 2009 11:21 PM PDT

I have XP running avg not-free. IE hangs very frequently when I start it. After a couple of fruitless tries, I use Netscape, which starts right up. I like IE better (when it works). I removed the Google toolbar, which seemed to help for a while, but no longer. I have the Yahoo toolbar which AVG puts on there. So?

Thanks, Hollis

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Is there some reason you ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 30, 2009 4:18 AM PDT

haven't tried to REPAIR internet Explorer?

It is easily done by using the Add/Remove Applications applet in the Control Panel.

Alternatively you can also make use of IEFIX

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Well....don't know how.
by hhanover / March 30, 2009 1:35 PM PDT

REPAIR. Is that an acronym? All I know about add or remove programs is add or remove programs. The IEFIX tip you gave me doesn't describe my symptoms. Tell me about repair.

Thanks very much. We dense people are quite reliant on the other kind.


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REPAIR means repair and ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 31, 2009 8:54 AM PDT

making use of the Add/Remove Applications applet takes you through the process.

Sorry that the IEFIX utility "doesn't describe my symptoms" - You said MSIE wasn't working but now it appears that you KNOW that the core IE library files are properly registered and that all components are properly installed. If you do not KNOW those things give IEFix a try.

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try to repair IE
by Techie_Master / March 30, 2009 4:58 PM PDT
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cleared all
by chickenorfish / March 31, 2009 9:09 AM PDT

have you cleared all temp internet files and cookies?

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