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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Angry Vista

Vista keeps giving me an error message and I was hoping somebody might know how to fix it... Everytime I close Internet Explorer it opens a window telling me that 'IE has encountered a problem and needs to close' then it pops up another telling me that it's restarting IE. I'm the one who closed the program though! I normally have two tabs going at once on IE and the issue is whenever I try to just close one, it shuts the whole damn thing down and gives me those messages. Now it's started doing the exact same thing with my broadband program when I close it. Help!
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Vista keeps giving me an error message and I was hoping somebody might know how to fix it... Everytime I close Internet Explorer it opens a window telling me that 'IE has encountered a problem and needs to close' then it pops up another telling me that it's restarting IE. I'm the one who closed the program though! I normally have two tabs going at once on IE and the issue is whenever I try to just close one, it shuts the whole damn thing down and gives me those messages. Now it's started doing the exact same thing with my broadband program when I close it. Help!
1) Switch to Firefox instead of IE.
2) Install XP instead of Vista.
3) Change your avatar.
#2 may not be possible for you, but the other 2 are. Have you downloaded all the service packs and updates for Vista from Microsoft?

I dunno beyond that.

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Omg, you crack me up Am I the only one who loves my avatar? So that's a negative on #3 but maybe it is time to switch to XP. Hate to spend the money but it may keep me from breaking my laptop the next time Vista frustrates me. And you're the second person to tell me to get Firefox so maybe it's time to listen...

Btw- downloading any kind of update with Vista is like suicide, so that's a no.
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I got 25c on the real problem being some spam-malware application that tries to keep track of your browsing but doesnt work well and crashes. It may work "better" under firefox, or it may not. XP is definetly less frustrating, but I think the real cause is spam, not IE or Vista.

Can we start and RA needs a new avatar thread? The fact that hilrack looks kind of like Schwarzenegger has political implications I'm scared to ponder.



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I got 25c on the real problem being some spam-malware application that tries to keep track of your browsing but doesnt work well and crashes. It may work "better" under firefox, or it may not. XP is definetly less frustrating, but I think the real cause is spam, not IE or Vista.

Can we start and RA needs a new avatar thread? The fact that hilrack looks kind of like Schwarzenegger has political implications I'm scared to ponder.
Good point. I always accuse MS first because I hate them. Spybot is a good program to download to catch spyware.

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The best software I found to date is spy hunter. You can scan for free but you have to register and pay to clean. But it gives you the location of files and registry entries when it scans, so you can just go in and delete manually



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Can we start and RA needs a new avatar thread? The fact that hilrack looks kind of like Schwarzenegger has political implications I'm scared to ponder.
Tried that once. She was not cooperative.

My vote still goes for

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Seconded.

All those in favour?

"Aye!"

Motion carried.

Admin, please change EIEIO's avatar and remove her ability to reconfigure it herself.




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Motion carried.
I love it when parliamentary procedure pays off

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I third that vote. Further, I think a minimum number of informative posts should be required in order to change your avatar.


Say... 5. That should keep me under the wire.
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