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Windows 7: Ghost IE8 Window


26 Nov 2009   #1

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Ghost IE8 Window

I couldn't find this particular problem discussed here, so I hope I'm not double posting.

Every once in a while, my browser window loses the toolbar, address bar, everything but the page itself. I cannot close it down. When I go into Task Manager, IE8 is not even showing as running. The only way I can get rid of that window is to shut down.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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26 Nov 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maryomalley View Post
I couldn't find this particular problem discussed here, so I hope I'm not double posting.

Every once in a while, my browser window loses the toolbar, address bar, everything but the page itself. I cannot close it down. When I go into Task Manager, IE8 is not even showing as running. The only way I can get rid of that window is to shut down.

Has anyone else experienced this?
If you know this already, don't be offended. But, If you hit f11, the problem that you describe is suppose to happen. It gives you additional space for the website. Just a thought are you accidentaly hitting that key. Do you have a touch pad, that may be too sensitive causing the problem?
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26 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you! I tested that out, and of course you are correct!
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26 Nov 2009   #4

 

Why wasn't it showing in Task Manager when you were running full screen?
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26 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7/Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Why wasn't it showing in Task Manager when you were running full screen?
Thats what I said...
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29 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Actually, that F11 worked as said.

But the problem is still happening. Every now and then I get a white screen or an IE screen I just visited, that has no way to navigate out of it. Nothing shows in Applications in Task Manager. I've since noticed that in Processes 2 instances of iexplore.exe are running. When I End Task on both of them, the screen goes away.

Also, I removed Internet Explorer from my desktop so that I would be sure I'm not using it anymore. Firefox is my default browser, yet this is still happening. I now get that blank white screen every now and then.
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29 Nov 2009   #7

 

Did you do an upgrade install originally?
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29 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, I upgraded from Vista Ultimate to 7 Ultimate.

Although I did do a full system virus scan after the upgrade, I'm going to do one now, just to make sure it's not a virus.
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29 Nov 2009   #9

 

Lots of folks problems are gradually being defined as happening on machines where upgrade installations were performed... which was why I asked... and it might well be you could do a custom installation and reformat the primary hard drive, because that could well cure any doubts about the origins of your operating environment...
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05 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

For what it's worth, I changed my wallpaper from one of the Windows 7 themes to Windows 7 basic, and the problem has not occurred since.
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