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Shdocvw.dll error closing ie6 on XP machine

Posted on 2004-09-12
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I have a brand new WinXP machine.  I have not installed anything on it, besides pop-up stopper, AdAware and Spybot S&D, and all the IM's.  I uninstalled Windows Messenger, and stopped all the "phone home" options.  I use this computer primarily to surf the internet, and read web-based email (I do not use Outlook).  For the past week, every time I close the first ie page I opened in the session, (even if I leave others open), an error occurs which points to the shdocvw.dll.  I would have copied the error, but it will not allow me to copy and paste it, and it is far too long to try and type out.  It does say that the error is in a file which starts with C:docume~\Lori\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER...

I have searched my computer for that file, and not been able to find it.  I see a lot of people who have problems with this .dll, but they all seem to be backward to my problem.  Can someone tell me what is causing it and how to fix it?  It is merely an annoyance, but I learned long ago that on a computer, if something starts out as merely an annoyance, eventually it will be a big bad ugly thing, almost impossible to get rid of.  
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 250 total points
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Hello simon17sez =)

>> It does say that the error is in a file which starts with C:docume~\Lori\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER...

that is BAD.... it shudn't point to a TEMP folder file.... that must be a buggy\junk file...
so do this, First goto goto My Computer>Tools>Folder Options>View and turn on the feature of Show Hidden Files
then Goto C:\Documents and Settings\ur usernmae\Local Settings\Temp and delete all files present here
then empty ur TEMP internet files !!

After that Download HijackThis v1.98.2 from here, run it and Save the LOG file:
http://tools.radiosplace.com/HijackThis.exe

Then Post it at this site >> http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english
and it will automatically analyse it for u,,, Fix everything which it asks u to delete :)

and if still u cannot get it working, then Post here that LOG file, and we will tell u that what is BAD in it and how to remove them :)

!! GOOD LUCK !!
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by:simon17sez
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Thank you so much, that did it immediately.  Found two or three things that needed tweaked, and voila!  I have accepted your answer, and closed the question.  Thanks again for your swift assistance!
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wowwww.... u sounds sweat :)
glad i cud help u.... Cheers ^_^
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