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Windows 7: IE8 issues...

08 Jan 2009   #1
alpha404

Windows 7 Beta x86
 
 
IE8 issues...

Hello all,
W7 is going great so far but after a few hours of use IE8 quit working. When executing IE it flickers for a sec like its going to open then closes. There is not a process running for it either. I can't figure out how to fix it. I couldn't find an install for IE8 that I could try reinstalling with. I keep getting "Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on this system etc." There is not a vista or w7 install on the MS site... Anyone had this issue? It was working fine at first... No application errors or clues in the Event Viewer either. Any help appreciated, thanks!


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08 Jan 2009   #2
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

there was nothing in the event viewer???

not even the confirmation that the app started??

if not there might be a bigger problem with the OS....

have you tried downloading process explorer??

it would be in the software section labeled free great programs for win 7

keep it open when you open IE...

does it open and close???
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08 Jan 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Alpha404,

You might see if resetting IE8 may help fix it.

Internet Explorer - Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Jan 2009   #4
alpha404

Windows 7 Beta x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Alpha404,

You might see if resetting IE8 may help fix it.

Internet Explorer - Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for the advice but it appears that to apply this fix I would be able to have to get into IE8. I'm not able to even get the application to execute. Thanks for your reply though!
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08 Jan 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Alpha02,

You can use step 2 to go through the Control Panel to open Internet Options to do this.
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08 Jan 2009   #6
alpha404

Windows 7 Beta x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
there was nothing in the event viewer???

not even the confirmation that the app started??

if not there might be a bigger problem with the OS....

have you tried downloading process explorer??

it would be in the software section labeled free great programs for win 7

keep it open when you open IE...

does it open and close???
I see the iexplore.exe process begin in process explorer but it only lasts as the application flickers for a second which I mentioned it does as if it's going to open and then terminates. In XP you can launch IE in a safe mode which disables all browser add-ons. Can you do that in W7? I wasn't able to locate that executable if so... Ideas?
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08 Jan 2009   #7
alpha404

Windows 7 Beta x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Alpha02,

You can use step 2 to go through the Control Panel to open Internet Options to do this.
AH duh. Thanks. Trying that now..
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08 Jan 2009   #8
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alpha404 View Post
I see the iexplore.exe process begin in process explorer but it only lasts as the application flickers for a second which I mentioned it does as if it's going to open and then terminates. In XP you can launch IE in a safe mode which disables all browser add-ons. Can you do that in W7? I wasn't able to locate that executable if so... Ideas?

open start menu and type internet explorer....

the no addons is basically the safe mode you are looking for...
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08 Jan 2009   #9
alpha404

Windows 7 Beta x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alpha404 View Post
AH duh. Thanks. Trying that now..
Well that looked like it was going to work but IE still crashed. Process terminated and no event in Event Viewer. Geez.
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08 Jan 2009   #10
alpha404

Windows 7 Beta x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
open start menu and type internet explorer....

the no addons is basically the safe mode you are looking for...
Is there a switch to start IE in safe mode via run command?
ie. iexplorer.exe -noaddon
...or something like that.
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