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Internet Explorer crashes on new Vaios

By CMB from Omaha ·
I have a six-month-old Vaio desktop with Windows Media Center 2005, as well as a five-month-old Vaio laptop, which I upgraded from Windows XP Home to Windows XP Pro with SP2.

Both machines have fast CPUs and plenty of RAM (1 GB on desktop, 512 MB on notebook).

I love both systems except for one thing: Internet Explorer crashes a LOT. This was not an issue on previous "no-name" home desktop with XP Pro, nor on work PC (Gateway) with XP Pro/SP2 and only 256 MB of RAM.

My guess is that one of Sony's numerous pre-installed programs or utilities is conflicting with IE. Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks in advance.

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by dmiles In reply to Internet Explorer crashes ...

You probaly will gget a lot of expierences with this one and possibly no one idea as to what the problem may be .

It may be that IE became corrupt during the upgrade.

Open-->Control Panel,click the Add/Remove Programs Icon,in the Window select IE,click on Remove button,the pop up should give you two choices,select the one to Repair IE,if this does not work I am not sure what course of action to take since the utiliy to remove IE does not work with XP,so you mor that likely will need to reinstall the operating system.

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by Jessie In reply to Internet Explorer crashes ...

IE is buggy and it sucks, use Firefox or Mozilla. If that doesn't work for you, you can uninstall ie as previous poster suggested then download a "fresh" copy of ie from

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by Jellimonsta In reply to Internet Explorer crashes ...

Or, if uninstalling IE does not fix the problem, and you have web apps that do not work with Firefox, try DeepNet Explorer (it is pretty close to IE) and almost all IE apps work with it.

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by Boerseun In reply to Internet Explorer crashes ...

Go to start, run, type msconfig press run tab. Select startup tab and select disable all. Apply and restart PC, test and see if it still crash, if not repeat procedure but instead of disable all, tick the boxes next to some of the programms and confirm again. If you find the programme causing the trouble uninstall it and if necessary program try reinstalling it.

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by iMpulse In reply to Internet Explorer crashes ...

Check running proccesses for a windows update KB8**711
We've had this update cause some freezing, lockups ect with a few of our systems throughout the office.

A good place to look if this system was only "Suddenly" started having these issues.

If you do find it, uninstall it from add/remove and disable IE from Automatically downloading updates.

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by kewlice33 In reply to Internet Explorer crashes ...

By default, Internet Explorer 6.0 is preinstalled in all versions of Windows XP and cannot be uninstalled. To provide computer manufacturers more flexibility in configuring desktop versions of Windows XP, Microsoft has made it possible for OEMs, administrators, and users to remove user access to Internet Explorer while leaving the Internet Explorer code intact and fully functional to make sure the functionality of programs and operating system functions that rely on it. For example, Windows XP supports an IEAccess=off switch in the Unattend.txt file, and Internet Explorer has been added to the Add/Remove Windows Components section of the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
This does not reinstall Internet Explorer.

Try recovering the computer to its default factory settings using its Recovery/Restore CD.

Ultimately, you can reformat the HD and reinstall Windows. That's what most people do with OEM PCs

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