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Windows 7: IE acting weird (but working)

08 Jun 2011   #1

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IE acting weird (but working)

windows 7, updated
both IE 32 bit and IE 64 bit do this.
dhrome and firefox do not.
i've frequesn'tly cleared my cache
i keep software and such up to date
another trick someone told me that sometimes works when nothing else does: in taskmanager, processes: fine=d "explorer.exe" and end the process (it doesn't hurt anything to do this) then you go to the applications tab and at the bottom right it says "new task", click that and enter "explorer.exe", quite simple, and as i said sometimes whien other things don't work or your computer seems to be running slow this sometimes helps.

what IE does is each time it changes a webpage or if i'm in a game and i click on a button to do something, It clicks! and flashes for a few seconds to reverse colors, that is, black screen ith white print and any color, the colors are reversed on the spectrum, those of you who are old enough, you will remember what the negative for a color photograph looks like.

i'm sorry, i haven't been fast enough yet to get a printscreen of this.

It's consisted, not just sometimes but every time, for example, when i post this and the page refreshes, it will do it.

malware scans don't find anything. spyware sometimes does, but removing it doesn't change the problem
virus scan sometimes finds stuff but removing it doesn't change the glitch.

i do my best to keep non-essential cookies off my computer, i have a cute little cookie manager for me that remembers and saves or deletes cookies per my preferences.

Thank you very much for taking time to read this

Laurie G.

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08 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Most IE problems are caused by the addons
Go to tools
Internet options
This will remove all addons, how you doing now?
Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues
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08 Jun 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I'd agree with richc46. It sounds like an add-on issue.
But for the sake of determining other possible causes, what edition of IE are you using?

The click is also a setting that is a part of system sounds.

You can disable that by going to:
Control Panel
Using Icon mode (Large or small, it does not matter)
clicking sounds
Clicking the Sounds tab
Scroll down until you find "Start Navigation"
selecting (None)

May also want to save your sounds preferences and theme or that click my come back.
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08 Jun 2011   #4

windows 7

I do have some add-ons, but i have gotten rid of most of them.
the ones i had to reinstall are shockwave flash ar and microsoft silverlight

i checked, everything is up to date, including IE. i installed IE 9 but have no clue if it's for 32 bit or 64 bit or both.

those are the ones needed to keep stuff running, when i deleted them they installed again because things wouldn't run without them, like flash is needed by the browser.
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