I am running a new Vista Home Premium laptop. I have selected Google.com as my home page. Normally, when I open Internet Explorer, I can use Google to highlight selected websites. But in the past two days I can open Google, but when I spell the name of another site, and click to select, Google actually freezes. Occasionally it will open a page of website links. But any one of those links, if selected, will also freeze when I try to select it. I do not think this is a problem with Google, which is operating normally on another computer, nor with server problems: the other computer has no problems.
I have been using IE7 for a year and a half. No problems. Now it takes twenty seconds to load, and each time I visit a site it's slow, and it often freezes on me. I installed Canon software for 8600 scanner, and that started my IE7 problem. I have since removed the program but IE7 still is slow. What can I do to correct this? Can I uninstall IE7 and reinstall? What do look for that the software installation might have left on my computer? Might add that Foxfire works fine.
I am using Vista Home. I reformatted my harddrive (when the harddrives are wiped and a clean windows is installed) about a week ago. Ever since things have been acting buggy, and several major problems have sprung up.
- First, internet explorer freezes up and doesn't respond after some surfing. When I try opening another tab it also happens. I try to x out, and it just stays up, not responding. So task manager?
- Second, when I go to the task manager to look around, that doesn't end programs. It too either freezes up, or when I CAD, a black screen loads with a 'Failure Security Options' popup.
- Third, I thought it might be the antivirus I had, so I uninstalled the Norton AV and installed AVP 8.0. It picked up 2 trojans, and after that nothing. After that, I restarted and then couldn't log onto the internet. I finally am able to now after constant restarts and the like.
- Fourth, On the subject of 'restarts', when things freeze up, I can't restart. I have to hold down the power, which I know isn't good. Everything just siezes up. >.<
And finally, Fifth, I tried doing a disk defrag, and it just won't load. When I go to the task manager, it shows it's running, but with very little memory, and not showing up. When I click to run again, another defrag comes up but not avail to me. When I try to end, task manager freaks out. Should I do another restore, or is there something I can do to fix this
Vista Home Premium installed. I've had it for about a month now, and everything was going fine until this past Wednesday, 4/15/09, when Windows Update installed a few things. They were basically security fixes for Windows and Office, and I installed an optional update for my HD audio. After restarting, my computer began freezing, seemingly at random. At first, it would freeze in any program I was in, and everything would become totally unresponsive, except for the mouse cursor. Task Manager would not come up, it wouldn't log off or go to sleep, and there would be no option left except to hard reset. I did a system restore to before the update, but no help.
I did one to four days before, still no help. I've run all the usual checks and scans, including virus and malware, to no improvement. I disabled all options for start up, but no help there either. It runs fine in safe mode, both with and without networking, and if I disable all services except those and restart, it'll run fine I started enabling services, a few at a time, to test which one was causing all the trouble, but then the freezing pattern changed. Now, it generally will not freeze programs I'm working in, but as soon as I need Windows Explorer for anything, it freezes up dead. The last time, even the mouse was stuck.
Today I did a full back up of my system.TO my knowledge it was working just fine before the backup. afterwards however I had a missing .dll and windows explorer freezes if I attempt to search either of my hard drives(I type one charachter). so I open task manager, check it out can't find a damn thing so I end the task and get this:
Description: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows................
A have few problems with my fresh Vista Ultimate 64bit OS. Sometimes boot takes too long, hard restart than it boots up. In many cases explorer.exe hangs/freezes at sturtup, a have to manually end the process then restart it. Some programs started from quicklunch have a 30+ sec.delay. In start menu it takes years to get to an entry (for example MS office group to open...), a search indicator is shown instead of icon and it hangs too. When watching any video file mplayer classic freezez (like the old school w98 freez, sound shakes, screen stops..) for a few secs than it continues.
Downloaded VLC player, it wokrs for now... but this isn't the solution anyway. I use VistaCodecPack with 64bit components. In normal use I have 60 processes in background (at the moment there are 14 svchost.exe-s and 8 control.exe-s ?!!?!?). One antivir is running, I am behind HW firewal and windows firewall is on.. These are my problems with this fresh install. I didn't had any trouble at install, in 50minutes I had the OS on th go with drivers installed.I have tried the sfc /scannow tip > Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations, hmm.. Had a multiboot befor : XP + Vista + win7beta, I just get rid of it..thought Vista is the right joise for my hardware at the moment. I don't know what to do with these problems, if someone has any idea, please give me an advice what should I try.
After fighting to get rid of a Trojan horse virus, I am missing the internet browser. E-mail works OK. Clicking 'Internet' icon gets me the message 'Internet Explorer has stopped working:". I tried 'restore' but it is not working either. I get the message 'an unspecified error occurred during system restore'. I scanned with AVG and the files it scanned are clean. I have a 'restore' DVD made by the computer vendor but when I stick it in the CD drive nothing happens. The computer is a 1 year old ACER with VISTA home premium preinstalled. How do I proceed from here? I have no idea what to do.
I wasn't quite sure if IE8 was the culprit, but it became apparent once I removed it. Internet Explorer 8 interferes with the functionality in Windows Explorer for Vista. Say for example: With IE8 installed, open up "Computer". Close it, then open it again. It should be instantaneous. But its not. A window will take over to 10 seconds to show its initial contents. Once its open though, its very fast because the instance is already running. But once it closes it will take another 10 seconds to open again. Internet Explorer 8 itself opens up very slowly even after the first opening. Can any Vista users verify this?
1. Install IE8
2. Go: Start > click Computer
3. Close that Window.
4. Repeat step 2.
Is it an instantaneous opening or does the window take more than 5 seconds to populate? Repeat those steps with opening Internet Explorer. Is it the same? If so, welcome to the club. Does Microsoft have any way to report this bug to developers?
Whenever I try to open any Windows Explorer program like My Computer, Control Panel, Recycle Bin, etc. the window immediately freezes (though nothing else on the PC freezes) and goes into a non-responsive state. If I just do other stuff for about 3-5 minutes the window will eventually open correctly, but this is obviously a problem.
Whenever I click any wmplayer playable files I get a popup saying: "C:Program FilesWindows Media Playerwmplayer.exe" "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." Tried deleting and restoring files, changing permissions, taking ownership, downloading windows media player 11. Whenever I try right clicking the shortcuts that explorer window freezes. Tried installing old version too, with no success. my pc is virus and malware free I even am the adimstrator
Dell Studio Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium. Home wired & wireless network with Wireless N D-Link router, Netgear ReadyNAS duo wired to router, PS3 game console connected to router. I only use wireless from my laptop. When I try to move files around on the NAS using windows explorer, I can't seem to browse the NAS' content for more than a few minutes, then explorer locks up or enters a mode where it keeps refreshing the view of the network directory and doesn't allow basic file operations like right-clicking on a file to get its properties.
I can't get more than 1 Mbps of transfer speed with Robocopy out of the NAS. I have some video files on the NAS unit. Double clicking on any video to play it in Media Player is the worst thing to do - WMP doesn't manage to download enough data to buffer it and never allows to be shut down. I prevents Windows from shutting down cleanly. I made sure I had the latest drivers for the wireless adapter.
Internet explorer (7) won't run. I found that the IEXPLORER.exe is not in the directory. I have tried to install IE8 but it fails on configuring every time. Same happens when I try to install the cummulative IE7 updates (she's not good at installing updates). Everytime I try any kind of install or update concerned with IE it fails at the configuration phase. Other problems are that she can no longer use windows messenger. This connects but terminates in failure almost instantly.
I've ran a Norton Security scan which has found 144 tracking cookies but nothing more. The fix now button produces fail to lauch link which may well have something to do with the IE problem. Google Chrome is installed and works OK. I don't know what the last good restart point is. I've tried going into the repair feature on windows live essentials through the programs and features in the control panel but I just get a fatal error 0x8007007. Can't even look at internet options in control panel. That won't open either.
I am runnng Vista and IE is misbehaving itself, going down faster than the stocks in my portfolio. I regret that that is about all I know as nothing specific seems to cause it other than giving it a task to do. Where do I start on this. It has been doing it now for weeks.
I am fairly new to Vista, all of a sudden today I have lost my file and edit at the top of my page, so |I am unable to copy and paste. I am in Classic mode. Any help to restore this so I can have File and edit at the top of the page would be wondeful.
They have done it again. Microsoft geeks take a perfectly goodproduct Internet Explorer 7 and mess it up. They just can't keeptheir dirty little paws off that source code, can they? The URL dropdown now gives you an assortment of locations on your hard drive, something like Windows Explorer.
This is the third Vista laptop (out of 3) which i've experienced this problem on. Occasionally when you open a link 'In New Window' vista will start opening endless new windows and the only way to stop it is to log out or wait long enough for IE to crash and close all its windows
I noticed is that MS Internet Explorer, when started, returns and error pinpointing Google Toolbar then shuts down. What's the best way to repair or re-install MSIE? My understanding is that MSIE is integral to Vista so this could be at the root of some other problems, such as that the window that is supposed to open for "Default Applications" immediately shuts. Also, updates sit there waiting on the tool bar in spite of the fact that it is set to update automatically. When I click on the icon a window opens and shuts immediately.
I did a boot time scan with Avast! which generated an list of obscurely named files which it said were damaged and unreadable. They are all located folders which I guess would normally be hidden. I am wondering if these have anything to do with the registry and are therefore slowing things down as Vista struggles to rebuild. Another clue in that direction is that Ad-Aware hangs when trying to do the deep registry scan. If I skip that part of the scan it hangs during the file scan one or another obscurely named file. I have not yet correlated one these with the list generated by Avast!, maybe it will not be necessary if I can find another way to address these problems.
A friend has a new Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista. When she double clicks on the Internet Explorer icon (on the desktop), IE will open up for 2 seconds then disappear. In it's place are three small identical windows, with the message "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page", and also a small google search line. I'm not familiar with Vista or the IE that comes with it. So this may be normal behavior, but in my world (Win2000 and XP) you can always open up Internet Explorer even if it doesn't connect to the web. Can someone tell me if there is a way to open up IE so that it doesn't disappear as I described.
New Install, updated to SP2, once boot up, I select a folder to check properity, explorer crash, next rebooted, and got to desktop and selected, my hard drive, right click, and crash again... What going on.. Why is Explorer hanging ? I ran system file checker tool, sfc.exe Nothing wrong, all is well.
I finally had my Vista working fairly well for the last few months after the update service pack, until last night, my daughter wanted to put yahoo instsant messenger on the computer, it seems after I installed that, when I am on Internet Explorer when I x out it says IE has stopped working then it says it is restarting and does, this happens everytime, and only since last night
Whenever am trying to use my IE7 it is getting stuck up after a few minutes of use. and it takes a lot of time to load and display the web pages. and this occurs continuously so its a big trouble using it on the other hand firefox works well and fast and has got no issues.
I just installed IE8 today, finally, after a clean boot and everything went great and seemed to run great. I selected a few add ons but only those shown and recommended within the IE8 tour. I do not have Google Tool Bar. Actually, everything seemed to be working fine and then later in the day I downloaded and installed History Killer Pro. I don't know if this could cause a problem or not. It's Vista compatible. It seems I can open IE8 and use it fine for the most part, but for instance, I used the snipping tool to make a screen shot snip and when I open that from my desktop where it was saved as a gif, IE closes every time.
This isn't a big deal but it can be quite irritating. I have a brand new machine with Windows Vista Business running on it. This is the main machine in the study and has a Belkin router connected to it via a cat5 cable. The rest of the PCS/Laptops in the house run from the routers wireless. Everything is set up and internet explorer loads automatically on each machine.
However, on this newer machine, when I click on Internet Explorer, it takes around 8-10 seconds to load the homepage, i.e google. On all of the other machines, its pretty much instant. The other machines are running XP/Vista Home and Vista Basic. They all load the webpage instantly................
To give a link (like "http://...") as a command line does not work anymore. Actually it was a standard since Win 98 and now Windows Vista displays the message "Application not found." My question: How to open link in Windows Vista using a command line? Should one use a new command like prefix like "mailto:"? These feature from Windows was really very practice for the developers. I link could be opened without being necessary to search for the default browser, an so on. Does anybody know how it can be done now?
I've described my problem in the attachment. I rarely use Internet Explorer so can't be sure that it died with the installation of the new motherboard drivers but it seems likely. Odd, though, that I can still use IE on Win7 (I'm 'dual boot' at the moment).
I've done a Vista System Restore but to no avail. how to revive IE to Vista and cure that strange bug on the Context Menu (when right clicking on Start Menu and Desktop icons)?
I have vista home preium, I just did a upgrade for internet explorer8 yesterday. I thought I liked it but is is frozen. I like opens more than one page and none of them work. I have to go to task manager to close and then when I try again, it freezes. I went in under my sons name and his worked for a few pages and then the same thing happened. Is this a problem with 8? are there any fixes?