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Internet Explorer opens and closes in 1s

by georgepal13 / January 26, 2015 3:37 PM PST

My IE does not run at all. I have tried 3 times uninstalling and re-installing both from windows add on components and by downloading the setup file from microsoft file, however the problem persists.
Also downloaded some ie fix tools (Repair Internet Explorer & one found here with no success again. Just run the IEDiagCMD.exe and again again again IE opens and closes
Disabled all addins, reset settings, deleted cookies nothing
Any suggestions??

I got an SSD where my OS is installed and a second drive where my applications are installed (and default program files location)
I found 3 different installation of iexplore.exe in those locations. Shall i delete some?

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Clarification Request
That link
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 3:47 PM PST

What is ?

What I see are unrelated images which, when clicked, takes me to various 'free offer' promo campaigns.

On the face of it, not a good start to this discussion !


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Re: images
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 4:05 PM PST
In reply to: That link

As far as I can see, it's a free image posting site on which the OP posted a screen print, shown on top. They try to make some money by showing other pics and ads (different ones each time you open the page, but hey, if you don't like pics of cute girls and boys and cars, just don't click (not looking is far more difficult than not clicking).

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Ahh, I see it now!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 4:14 PM PST
In reply to: Re: images

In Firefox the image was so small I missed it as insignificant. No other images showed in FF.

But in Chrome I saw 4 promo images linking to free offers. They are all larger than the tiny image the OP uploaded.

Thanks Kees. No more action required.


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in safemode
by renegade600 / January 27, 2015 6:38 AM PST
In reply to: Re: images

does it work in safemode with network?

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delete them
by James Denison / January 26, 2015 9:15 PM PST

Go to each Iexplore folder, both C drive and G drive, find them in the Program Files, and delete the folder. That should then let you do a clean install of just one instance of IE.

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Re: IE
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 4:01 PM PST

I see three different executables: an old one in c:\program files, a new one (installed in few days ago) in c:\program files (X86) and g:\program files. The last is strange. I've never seen the 32 and 64 bits versions of IE being installed on different drives. So it seems a mess.

I'd try system restore back to when it worked.


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try this
by vembutech / January 27, 2015 5:35 AM PST

Hi, It may problem with the browser. Re install the browser and check it. Also try in different browser. If the problem in the browser try opening us the internet browser in "Internet Explorer(No-add ons)". Else use this command in run windows.

Press WIN + R to open RUN window.

type " iexplore.exe -extoff " and try.

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Managed to remove IE versions
by georgepal13 / January 27, 2015 2:49 PM PST

Uninstalled IE11 from cpanel, restarted, in cpanel IE10 appeared, uninstalled that too, restarted and then IE9 appeared. Removed that also from control panel and now when run iexplore.exe IE8 runs OK.
However, both my c and G drive in both Program Files and Program Files (X86) do have Internet Explorer folder with files inside and i cannot delete them.

How shall i proceed so that i have IE11? Install it again and try or first delete the folders and then try something?

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Let Windows Update do it
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 27, 2015 3:03 PM PST

IE updates arrive through Windows Updates.

Wait for IE9, IE10 and/or IE11 to be offered via Windows Updates.

In the meantime, install and use a different browser. IE8 is not secure. Neither are IE9 nor IE10.


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