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Parameter Incorrect

by LJW25 / December 2, 2008 8:43 PM PST

Almost every 1-2 days for no apparent reason, when I attempt to logon to the internet using IE7, an error comes up saying "Parameters Incorrect". This is the same with any desktop short-cut also. Any program I try to open comes back with the same error. My solution so far is to restart my PC, and then it works for a while. Have looked extensively on internet for similar scenario but no help yet. Have run virus scans, spybot, and others Ad Aware with no change.
Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Tell us more about this.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 3, 2008 5:50 AM PST
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Can you explain more about "logon to the internet using IE7"? It's an unusual way of saying it.

For example, if you have a dial-up internet connection, the modem has to connect to the internet before you can start surfing. You can either connect manually using your Dial-Up Connection, or you can tell Internet Explorer to connect as soon as you open IE. I suppose that could be called logging on, but you are only connecting to your ISP and not to the internet.

Another example is a broadband connection. Typically, this is 'always on', as soon as the computer is turned on. Logging on is automatic, and then when you are ready, you open IE and start surfing.

I ask because there is a reference to "Parameters Incorrect" at Microsoft, but it is an old Knowledge Based article referring to IE4 and lower. It talks about connecting to web sites that are in a different language than the one that Windows is set up for. For your information, the KB article is here;

So, when you are logging on, are you visiting a non-standard language site? By non-standard I mean one that your OS is not set up for, eg if your main language is English, anything else.


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Parameter incorrect
by LJW25 / December 3, 2008 1:54 PM PST

My browser is Internet Explorer 7. Often times when I log on to the internet, an error screen comes up and says "This parameter is incorrect" Not only can I not log on to the internet, but every other program, whether Word, Recycle Bin, Adobe Reader, all gives the same error message. The only way I can fix this is restart my computer. Any suggestions appreciated. Thank you

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That seems to be more serious than just logging on
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 3, 2008 8:08 PM PST
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