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IE8 stopped working after 1 hour


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#1 JohnRocks

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 05:50 AM

Hello,
I have installed IE8 to my windows xp.
It did work fine just for 1 hour after that it suddenly stopped working.
I tried to open it many times but still unable to open it.

Edit: I split your topic off from the thread by HarleyQuinn. Best to have your own thread.

Edited by Ztruker, 20 December 2010 - 01:28 PM.

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#2 Ztruker

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:31 PM

The first thing to try is to reset IE8, see here: Reset IE8 settings

If no help then uninstall IE8 from Add/Remove Programs. Reboot and make sure IE7 is working okay. Then try installing IE8 again.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:59 PM

If the Reset doesn't work and you installed IE8 from Windows update. 1. Download IE8 to desktop, not via Windows Update. 2. Uninstall all third-party toolbars, add-ons or Windows themes. 3. Close all open applications 4. Create a Restore Point. 5. Uninstall IE8 (roll back to IE7) and re-boot. 6. If W7 is working OK, create another Restore Point 7. Temp. disable all security apps. and any third party firewall (leave XP firewall on only). 8. Install IE8 9. Re-boot Cheers, Lee

Edited by Lee, 20 December 2010 - 02:06 PM.

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