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B. Is there really no way to search messages here???
Sure. Box just above the forum page title. I suggest you right-click the words Advanced Search to get to a new window which doesn't require the page refresh or back to the forum.
C. "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
1. The article [Q276550] explains that the Internet Explorer Error Reporting (IERT) tool is included with all versions of Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 and 6 and is available for download otherwise.
a. This tool can be used to report (click to see an example screenshot) unrecoverable errors (there are more user-mode faults, such as, general protection faults or invalid page faults) to Microsoft over the Internet for analysis and that the details can be viewed before deciding.
b. If a report is sent and a known cure exist, a link is provided to a service pack, hotfix, or to a Microsoft Knowledge Base article.
c. The article referenced above describes How to Disable Internet Explorer Error Reporting, which I suggest.
d. The dialog box contains the following information:
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If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.
Restart Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
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2. Please. Always report the error information this report contains when wanting our analyses.
3. Check the MSKB otherwise for the listing of articles concerning ""Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."" errors.
I am totally frustrated. Over the past several days, I suddenly can't open any pages on my two favorite sports web sites--Sportsline.com and ESPN.com. Whenever I attempt to navigate around these sites, I inevitably end up getting the message: "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." I've received this message very sporadically in the past and while it's an annoyance, it's never been much of a problem. Now it's suddenly over the past few days become epidemic. I've deleted temporary files and cleared cookies, I've run a full system virus scan and I've run both AdAware and SpyBot. None of this seems to keep my browser from crashing on these web sites. Suggestions anyone?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
p.s. Is there really no way to search messages here??? I used to use ZDNet communities all the time but haven't been here much since the new interface was implemented.