IE crashes in EE - Windows_2000 area only

Posted on 2004-04-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I imagine that, after I've typed all this, IE will crash when I hit submit. . .

I'm trying to post a reply to ByrdDogX in my question "I hate Quicktime - I want it GONE".

Every time I type it out and hit submit, IE crashes (and gives me the dialog box asking if I want to submit an error report - which I do). It also crashes if I click on the submitter's name "ByrdDogX". I try similar navigation in other topic areas and everything works fine. It seems like maybe my IE is alergic to the URLs associated with this EE topic area.

I've even re-installed IE to no avail.

Any ideas why this is happening?
Question by:MikeLong
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That's odd!  So it doesn't crash with any other site, only EE?  Have you tried scanning for spyware?  If not, try these:


Spybot Search and Destroy:


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Actually IE crashes once a week or so, but this is the only instance completely and consistently reproduceable.
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Have you tried clearing the Temporary Internet Files and Cookies?
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And scanning for viruses and spyware...
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This should probably go to browser issues TA ..

As Yohan has said check for spywares and virus first


a) Disable firewall and pop-up blocker

b) Open  IE --> tools --> internet options --> advanced and restore defaults

c) Clear all temp internet files  and cookies

d) Make IE as your default browser

e) go to tools --> Internet options --> privacy and allow third party cookies .Donot block the cookies

f) Update IE with all the latest SPs and fixes

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Which version of IE are you running?

Have a look here this might help.

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Cut/Paste response for MikeLong
Question Title: IE crashes in EE - Windows_2000 area only
Author: MikeLong
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Date: 04/15/2004 07:52PM PDT
Please see the above question.

Could some kind soul please post the entry immediately below this into that thread? I can't. Thanks.
Interesting. I haven’t been able to post my replies. I’m typing this in Word in the hopes that some of the suggestions I’ve been given will work.

Haven’t gone to any of the spyware sites suggested. I have PestPetrol installed and running. I also have AVG and Zone Alarm also running. (I’m not in a secure environment so I have to protect my machine even against everything/always. (Having all that stuff running could, by itself, render a system pretty unstable. But I've been ruinning this combination for a while and these crashes have only started a few weeks ago.)

Cleared Internet cache – No change.

Restored defaults to Internet Options – No change (and several changes to re-apply).

IE is my default browser.

All cookies already allowed.

Turned off ZoneAlarm – No change.

Turned off PestPatrol – No change.

Just re-installed IE (I chose “full-re-install” because the update process said I was already up-to-date) - No change.

(After each of these steps, I restarted IE, entered text of “test”, clicked “submit”, and IE crashed.)

I guess I’ll try to get some administrator to try to post this for me. I can’t post it myself.

I guess that deals with all suggestions so far.


Mike:  Send an Email to if you continue having access problems.

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Haven’t gone to any of the spyware sites suggested. I have PestPetrol installed and running. I also have AVG and Zone Alarm also running....

Are all these applications current and updated with patches/fixes and updated virus definition files?  After IE 6 reinstall, be sure to check WindowsUpdate again for Windows 2000 service packs as well as IE 6.  Rename your HOSTS file old hosts; also again clear all temporary internet files including offline content, and history files.  Clear your cookies again and from IE tools choose reset web options.  Check IE - tools - temp internet files - settings - VIEW OBJECTS, remove any unknown or damaged items and reboot.  Try to stop the start-up loads for all applications not required ...

I would also encourage you to check for spyware, harmful brower helper objects, browser hijackers, and the like; more about those resources here:

More when I can.


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I've asked for assistance on your behalf in the Community Support topic area (details follow):

MikeLong has login problems and EE crashes only when he tries to access his open item in the Windows 2000 topic area, here are the links to help you help him.

Thanks for your help.  I've suggested that MikeLong clear all his EE cookies, log out of this site, clear cache and reboot to try this site again by logging back in and creating new login information. - This is the Community Support request for our Moderator/Admin team.

Hope this helps, (and that I've understood your dilema).

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your PC is loaded with multiple anti-virus software that is all running in the background.....

you need to pick one and disable the rest.....


RUN > SFC/Scannow


and post the log here for review

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Thank you, happy to have been of some help to you.  I'm thinking you did try the rename HOSTS to oldhosts and rebooted in the event a redirect problem was involved and also that running specific checks with updated definition files for Spyware, Adware, Browser hijacking and hostile HBOs may have helped.  

Regarding ZoneAlarm, this:

I'm unclear about your version, but this link has some FAQs and detail as well as update links, that may help you.;jsessionid=A7G1g6YvvTJiwENj4otsaJtiyR1kjFX8nV1CEp5GJ7EzA1vxoWMs!1032213523!-1062696903!7551!7552!-671615090!-1062696905!7551!7552

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