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Windows 7: IE8 Annoyance

25 Dec 2010   #1
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
IE8 Annoyance


Over the lasy day or so, I've noticed this error pop-up, everytime I open up IE8 (32 or 64 bit versions) the first time, after a reboot only (it opens without the message if I close and open it without rebooting).

I've not changed anything I'm aware of, and besides the annoyance factor, everything else runs perfetly fine. I always close IE8 properly before shutting down, so something is causing IE to "think" it hasn't been closed properly.

Does anyone know what causes this, and how I can "fix" it?


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25 Dec 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64

I've gotten that a couple times if I clear history and then close IE, not sure why though.
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26 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Ahhhhhhhhhh.....hang on a minute.

I made a registry change to prevent Favorites showing in Windows Explorer. I wonder if that is clashing with IE8????
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26 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Let us know if the registry change was the problem. I doubt it since I also see the same error on occasion but did not try to remove Favorites from Windows Explorer (other stuff, sure, but not Favorites).
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26 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I was getting that error too. My browser was closing (actually completely freezing 1st) pretty often. I ended up re-installing Seven (other issues) and I'm not in too big a hurry to go back to IE8 or 9.
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26 Dec 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

You can also try IE without the add ons.

Start> All Programs> Acessories> Tools> Internet Explorer (No add ons)

If that version works then one of the add ons is probably messing up.
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26 Dec 2010   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


If it turns out to be a bad add-on causing it as Mike suggested above, then you could test to see whice one it is by disabling each add-on one by one until you no longer get the error, then re-enable all but the last one afterwards.

Internet Explorer - Enable or Disable Toolbars and Extensions Add-ons

Hope this helps,
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27 Dec 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Well guys. Been trying to hunt this down....but magically, it seemd to have dissapeared by itself. I'm not entirely sure how or why, but the problem has just....well....gone away.

I run my IE pretty lean (no add-on's at all) so I'm unsure what happended.

Anyway, I'll take the win.
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27 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Congrtas on the win!
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