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Open one, another closes!!!

Hii all

Running windows XP home and a viao laptop

Problem is, when i open a download, dont matter if its a attachment from a email or software that im downloading, when i open it, any windows i have open close and it wants to send a error report!!!

This has been going on for months, but had enough of it now.

Any ideas?? BTW im really not tech minded, so if you have the answer, please try and put it in Blonde girl english lol

Thank you xxx

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Did you scan for viruses?

In reply to: Open one, another closes!!!

I've never had this problem but it sounds like it might be a bug, or some kind of spyware maybe? Have you tried scanning for any viruses, spyware, etc.? Someone else may have another idea, but that's a start anyway.

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Mmm yep

In reply to: Did you scan for viruses?

Done that, do that as a weekly routine. his has been going on for months, only now has it just got to me as i had some stuff open i was working on and lost the lot.

So thanks but im pretty sure thats not the problem x

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IE windows or Folders?

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Just wondering, are the windows that are closing IE windows or folders on your computer? If they are IE windows, you can remedy that. Have you tried using a different browser?

I use Avant Browser. One of the thing I love about Avant Browser is when you open it, it will reopen any webpage that was open in it when it was closed, no matter if you closed it yourself or if it was closed for some other reason. If your computer crashes and restarts for some reason, when you open Avant Browser, all of the pages you had open will be there. So you don't have to try to remember what pages you had up.

Avant Browser also has an online storage that will save all your bookmarks and settings, even if you uninstall it and reinstall it, no matter which computer you reinstall it on. It's a tabbed browser and to me it's more customizable than any other browser. It has a lot of nice features other browsers don't.

Avant Browser is free and you can download it here at

It's worth a try anyway.

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In reply to: IE windows or Folders?

I might look into that, of the top of my head, it will close jsut about anything i have open, any windows programs, games, anything. So no real connection in it all. There must be a bug somewhere, jsut not a clue where

If i dont get any help here then i may have to look into another browser, firefox is one i like, but im guessing im gonan run into the same issues

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Give it a couple days.

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You haven't had the thread up long, so everyone hasn't had a chance to give any suggestions yet. See what you can figure out and keep checking back and let us know how you're doing.

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By any chance could you ...

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give us the EXACT error message you see (and it wants to send a error report!!!)

Have you clicked the button to send that error? (Sometimes you get immediate feedback with a solution)

By any chance do you happen to have Earthlink for an ISP (and Earthlink's Total Access) or the Earthlink toolbar with any ISP? If so you might try uninstalling the Total Access or Toolbar as both have been known to cause problems symptomatically similar to yours on certain specific computer/software configurations.

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