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Old 10-24-06, 01:10 PM
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Internet Browser keeps crashing...

On my laptop, I have always used Internet Explorer as my internet browser. It has started locking up every time I use it. It may do it immediately after I open it, or it may wait three or four minutes. I have downloaded Netscape, and it will lock up, but not as often. For both programs, I have to Ctrl-Alt-Delete my way out of the crash. I have spybot and windows defender, and neither find anything bad on the computer. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
 
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a firewall. try firefox, try deleting you offlin and online files and cookies, well get you explored running agin
 
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Old 10-24-06, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by david_allard65
a firewall. try firefox, try deleting you offlin and online files and cookies, well get you explored running agin
Offline and online files and cookies? What the heck are those?
 
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Lightbulb some other suggestions

Originally Posted by AxlMyk
Offline and online files and cookies? What the heck are those?
in IE, go to Tools -> Internet Options ...

click on "Delete Files..."

check "Delete all offline content"

click "OK" then "OK" on the Internet Options window


also, if you run any other programs, does it lock up? Since IE and Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox (they're all based on the same Gecko rendering engine and therefore very, very similar) both lock up, that tells me it's not an issue that clearing cache / cookies will fix. IE and the others store their files in very different formats, so one shouldn't affect the other (note: I DO say "shouldn't", because it's Windows and you never know with Windows) ...

If other programs lock up (especially bigger / more complicated apps, not Solitaire or Minesweeper), then I would suspect either bad RAM or an overheating CPU / system. Also, seeing as how it's Windows, when was the last time you completely rebooted? That has a strange way of "fixing" things sometimes.

To test your RAM, you can go to http://www.memtest86.com and download memtest to test it out.

Make sure your fans are running ok and nothing is clogged with wires or dirt.

Also, you might want to look into running defrag/scandisk on your system, since they can help solve a lot of problems, too!

Good Luck!
 
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Old 10-25-06, 01:50 AM
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yeah, make sure it runs fine while not on the internet. go so far as to unplug from the net and use something that needs processor power. if it runs fine for 30 minutes then plug back in to the net, and just go to your homepage, like msn,google,yahoo, etc. and sit there for 10 minutes. what happens?
 
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