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Program list says "empty" and XP stops

by henry Barnett / May 26, 2008 2:52 AM PDT

I suddenly have a problem when XP stops running properly and the Program list says "empty" I have to reboot to get it back. Each time I'm using IE which also freezes. This happens after maybe 10 minutes to a hour. Any ideas?

If I have to re install XP do I have to reformat the HDD?

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Try to not use IE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2008 2:55 AM PDT

What happens? That is, does this work if you use FIREFOX?

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Re: Program list says "empty"
by Tufenuf / May 26, 2008 3:25 AM PDT
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The link
by henry Barnett / May 27, 2008 1:19 AM PDT

Tried the suggestion on the link< regsvr32 /i shell32.dll > and it seems to have corrected the problem.

Thanks a lot.


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(NT) Henry, Glad it's fixed & Thanks for posting back.
by Tufenuf / May 27, 2008 2:44 AM PDT
In reply to: The link
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Spoke too soon!!!
by henrybarnett / June 11, 2008 3:02 AM PDT

It's still happening. Any other ideas anyone?

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Using IE could be the sign.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2008 3:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Spoke too soon!!!

You didn't tell if you tried to avoid IE so let's get to the gritty part.

In preface, use when you find a new word.

-> Remove all Addins and BHOs that you find in Internet Explorer. Repair as above then retest.

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Programs empty and crash
by henrybarnett / June 11, 2008 4:40 PM PDT

Thanks for the message. I actually use Mozzilla Firefox and avoid IE. My daughter uses MSN on the same computer and occasionally IE BUT the problem arises when I have Firefox up as well.

Whats a BHO?


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(NT) use when you find a new word.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2008 8:57 PM PDT
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