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Internet explorer keeps refreshing itself

by teknofobe / September 10, 2008 9:58 PM PDT

When I open Internet Explorer, the page keeps refreshing itself over and over, which doesn't allow you to go to a new website. The only way around it that I've found is to close the first tab and use the second tab which is set to the Dell support home page.

When I do this, the internet works fine, but it's not ideal to have to do this every time I open IE. Also I don't know if the problem that's causing this is symptomatic of a more serious problem, or is causing any harm to the computer. Please excuse my ignorance!

Any help much appreciated!

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by sgopiani / September 13, 2008 10:34 PM PDT

Well i think that you should forget about internet explorer its not as good as firefox. It isnt as fast or as safe.
Firefox is probs that fastest internet browser you could find

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by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 15, 2008 6:43 AM PDT

It appears like you're using Internet Explorer 7. Is that correct? Which operating system? A little bit more about your computer would sure help..

What type of internet connection do you have? Dial-up? DSL, Cable, etc.?

IN addition, you don't tell us which home page you're starting with. Since things work fine with the Dell support page, it sounds like the problem is only with your original homepage. Have you tried something simple such as changing your homepage to a fast-opening site, maybe Google for example??

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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by teknofobe / September 16, 2008 6:19 AM PDT

Er, yes, changing the homepage does seem to have fixed it, I don't know why I didn't think of that before! Thanks very much for the suggestion.
The only slight problem is that I seem to have lost the Google toolbar but I'm sure that can't be too difficult to get back, even for me!

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