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IE 5.5 Clear Forms Freezes

By miklv ·
I have a problem with Clear Forms in IE 5.5 freezing and not clearing the forms as it should. To be a little more specific here's what I do. I click on Tools\IE Options\Content\AutoComplete\Clear Forms and when I do this the cursor turns into the hourglass and then nothing happens. I've left it sit like this for over an hour already with no results. I have to do a ctrl+alt+del to close IE. Any suggestions for this annoyance would be appreciated.

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IE 5.5 Clear Forms Freezes

by Anwar? In reply to IE 5.5 Clear Forms Freeze ...

Please make sure that you are using the Release version of IE 5.5 and not the Beta one. Also try reinstalling the IE 5.5 as it used to cause such problems. These problems arises due to abnormal shutdown of program or operating system. Hope you can repair the IE 5.5 easily.

Good Luck!

Anwar

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by miklv In reply to IE 5.5 Clear Forms Freeze ...

Good suggestion, but it did not help. I uninstalled IE 5.5 and then downloaded and installed it again with no luck. It still likes to hang and do nothing.

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by Cromagnum1 In reply to IE 5.5 Clear Forms Freeze ...

It may be possible something has been corrupted. Have you tried running IE5.X repair?
If not, do this by doing the following:
Click Start
Click Settings
Click Control Panel
Double Click Add and Remove Programs
Click on the Install/Uninstall Tab (however you should be on this tab by default)
Scroll down to Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.X
Click on it to highlight
Click the Add and Remove button
A window will open and give you the options to; add a component, repair, or restore previousversion configuration.
Click on the option to repair.
Once this is complete you must restart your PC. Then try clearing forms again.
Hope this helps.....

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by miklv In reply to IE 5.5 Clear Forms Freeze ...

I want to thank the two people that tried to give me an answer to my question! I am sorry that the only option I had was to "reject" the answers. The answers were very good and I tried both, but neither solved my problem. If I had a way to do it I would have given both of you some points for at least attemting to answer, but with TechRepublic's setup I can't. It's either accept or reject and nothing in between. Even if I would have accepted one of the answers to give the person more points how could I decide which? The points I have don't do me much good. I'm also hoping to post more questions in the future, but don't want to look like a person that asks questions, receives an answer and then rejects it just to keep my points, while using the answer to solve my problem.

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by miklv In reply to IE 5.5 Clear Forms Freeze ...

I was finally able to get this problem solved and it was by a mistake of sorts on my part. Using Tweak UI under Paranoia I checked Clear last user at login and when I rebooted the next time everything was cleared, including all forms, passwords, etc. in IE. Since then it has worked perfectly and I'm able to clear forms as I did in the past. I hope this is helpful to someone else now, just in case someone else might run into this bizarre problem.

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