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Only one problem with RC2.....

by Polymathes / October 17, 2006 12:15 PM PDT

.....and that's specifically IE 7. Any time
I click on an link outside the browser, say from
an E-mail message or a referance from one of
Vista's help texts, IE reports and error and that
it is shutting down. A problem message is sent to MS
regarding the error, but so far the only response
has been, "The problem is being researched".

Anyone have any insight as to what might be the
problem? BTW, this is the 32 bit version running
on a P4, 3GHz, 1GB RAM system.

Other than that problem, Vista is a really sexy
looking OS. Very fast. I'm really interested in
taking DX 10 for a spin sometime.

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Are you performing any regularly scheduled updates?
by wfairley / October 19, 2006 3:22 AM PDT

The IE7 issues might go away if you do an update today; with the public release of IE7, perhaps an update will push the stable code to your machine and eliminate the memory conflicts. Be sure to delete all cookies and temporary files.

Just a guess here, but I speculate that IE7 is trying to claim some memory space that is allocated elsewhere, and when the resource request is denied with an odd code, it shuts down.

If it doesn't work, perhaps you can try a fresh IE7 install from the Microsoft web site.

I hope I've helped - hope something works for you...


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Here's what I tried.....
by Polymathes / October 19, 2006 6:53 AM PDT

Thanks for the tips, Woody. After reading them,
I did a Help search and found some information
about repairing IE7 that included your some of
your recommendations. There is a "reset" function
that disables addons and resets advanced settings
back to the default settings. (Just in case I
screwed things up, I suppose =) I tried clearing
the catch, passwords, and all the other settings.
No joy.

The update site at Microsoft will not allow me
to download IE 7 since it detects I already
have the most current version. I wonder if there
is a way around that detection?

I wonder if there is a Windows Repair option
on my Vista install CD? I'll have to check that out.

ITMT, I've installed Firefox. What a difference!
Not only do I now have all functionality back,
but it loads in the wink of eye, instead of the
15 or 20 seconds IE7 was taking!

My installation of Vista now has 42 errors
pending investigation. Almost all of them are
related to the IE problem since it is such an
intergal part of the OS. Just a couple have
to do with legacy application installs.
(Office 2000, for example =/


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