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Internet Explorer works 5 min. after boot then quits

a few days ago internet explorer started malfunctioning, and i have not changed anything. it works for about 5 minutes then suddenly it no longer works, and my road runner medic says, no internet connection can be found, but my cable modem is working and i can connect always by clicking on my AOL. my internet explorer is via Road Runner high speed cable, but i also have bring your own access AOL. I have windows 98. if i shut down my pc, when i restart, internet explorer works again, but only for 5 minutes, then it is gone. i am baffled. help.

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No solution, but the same thing happened to me

In reply to: Internet Explorer works 5 min. after boot then quits

I have no solution, but the same problem occurred to me starting Thursday, Oct 27. In my case, I can stay online 30 minutes before I have to reboot. It is interesting that I have three computers on my cable modem and router and the only one that this problem occurred to was a Windows 98SE machine. The others are running XP and have no problems. I am very interested in what you find, and if any of my other sources help, I will relay it to you.

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I Found solution

In reply to: No solution, but the same thing happened to me

Do this:

1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
3. On the General tab, click Delete Cookies under Temporary Internet files.
4. Click Delete Files, and then click OK in the Delete Files message box.
5. Under History, click Clear History, and then click Yes to the "Are you sure you want Windows to delete your history of visited Web sites?" message.
6. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box, and then quit Internet Explorer.
7. Click Start, and then click Run.
8. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

9. Navigate to the following registry key:


10. In the right pane, verify that the following values are set to auto:

? LoadLCE
? LoadSens

11. If these values are not set to auto, follow these steps:

? In the right pane, click LoadLCE, and then on the Edit menu, click String.
? In the String box, type auto, and then click OK.
? Repeat the preceding steps to set the LoadSens value to auto.

12. Restart your computer.

My internet explorer has stayed on now for quite some time and is still working.


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Glad your problem solved

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Glad you solved your problem. The solution didn't work for me. My registry had 'yes' for both values which I changed to 'auto' and rebooted. Problem still exists for me, but must be different since I get 30 minutes instead of five. Thanks.

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Just for the record.

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Can you tell where you found this?


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i found it here.....

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i went to the microsoft support site and it was in the troubleshooting knowledgebase.

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