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By Rick H ·
Hello,
One of our machines ,win98, started not finishing loading internet explorer.We have road runner and also an aol acount. AOL loads just fine,I downloaded a new version of IE and when installing it even had to download files from the internet which it did with no problem. But Still when I start IE it loads,says it's done, but the blue status bar doesn't go away and it just sits there. Then I have to "ctrl-alt-del" to get out.
PS I also did a scanreg to set back the registry a couple of days and ran norton utilities to clean up the registry.

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by meddjay In reply to Internet explorer lockup

You never did say why you were installing IE Explorer to begin with. Why were you having to load it? Were you having probs with something else? Or is this a new machine and you are doing a clean install? What was your computer doing immediately befoe this install of explorer? Have you added anything new to your puter lately any new programs or any new piece of equipment? And what versions of AOL are you running along with what version of IE Explorer are you running? I have found that certain Explorer versions don't work very well with certain AOL versions. But regardless, you are running 98 so you can go to start-run-and type in "sfc". This is system file check, if the computer finds a damaged system file, it will require your 98 cd rom to extract the file and reinstall. Make sure you do a scandisk, make sure you get rid of prior versions of IE and AOL if you can find them, and clean out cache and temp/setup files first. If nothing else, I would call AOL and get a differentcd rom and try it, not the downloaded file but the actually cd rom. Hope that helps!

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by Rick H In reply to Internet explorer lockup

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by jmatt In reply to Internet explorer lockup

Type , Repair , into IE Help .

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by Rick H In reply to Internet explorer lockup

I guess I should have said starting up IE rather than saying loading. We use IE to get to the net, AOL is just for our office e-mail.

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by jmatt In reply to Internet explorer lockup
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by Rick H In reply to Internet explorer lockup

We had the 5 series which is the one that started it all then I tried 6. I have tried the repairs mentioned including "sfc"
So far nothing has worked,

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by Rick H In reply to Internet explorer lockup

I have now discovered with being patient that it does finish loading up AND loading pages or other web sites but it takes almost a full minute.Again this is roadrunner (cable connection) and when using AOL rather than IE it is instantanious which tells me my connection and net card are ok.
Any ideas?

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by jmatt In reply to Internet explorer lockup

I'm stuck , cannot think of anything else . Here are uninstall insructions , just in case you need .

How to Manually Uninstall Internet Explorer 5 , 5.1 for Windows 95 .
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q243/6/78.ASP

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 5.5
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 for Windows 95
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 for Windows 98
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 for Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 for Windows 2000
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 for Windows NT 4.0
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q257/2/34.asp

How to Uninstall IE6 .
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q293/9/07.ASP

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by Rick H In reply to Internet explorer lockup

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by Rick H In reply to Internet explorer lockup

More follow up on my problem,I had forgoten about this but was reminded again today, when I try to run a scandisk it will only get about 1/2 way through and stops.Then I have to "reset" the computer,not even ctrl-alt-del will work.This is a 10 gig HD.

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