Solved

Internet Explorer flashes and closes automatically

Posted on 2004-10-20
7
713 Views
Last Modified: 2009-02-20
Hello All,

I have Windows XP home edition and recently installed Service Pack 2. I am facing problems now. When I open Internet Explorer, it flashes for a second and closes immediately. I cannot even open Norton Antivirus as well. It closes automatically. I ran Spy bot, Adaware and HijackThis, still no luck so far.

Any ideas?

0
Comment
Question by:karthikeyanTP
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:farpost
Comment Utility
At firts, go to control panel, add/remove programs, check 'show updates', and try to remove SP2.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Huseyin1
Comment Utility
also check your applications log for the internal error that is being logged when these apps are opened: start/control panel/admin tools/event log/application, double click the time of the error.

H
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:karthikeyanTP
Comment Utility

farpost,

What is the rationale behind removing SP2? I updated SP2 in my laptop and it worked fine.

Huseyin1,
I checked the System log. I don't see any thing useful.

If you guys want hijackThis log file, I will do that.
0
Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:karthikeyanTP
Comment Utility
I tried to restore also. When I click "restore", computer does nothing.

I don't understand what's happening. I already removed some of malaware, dataminers, etc using SpyBot and Adaware.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
farpost earned 125 total points
Comment Utility
sometime sp2 install cause very strange problems. There are a lot of systems that stopped to work after sp2 install.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Huseyin1
Comment Utility
try system restore in safe mode, dont know if it will work, but worth a try.

H
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:karthikeyanTP
Comment Utility
Thanks farpost.

I did go to safe mode and uninstalled XP SP2. Now, IE started working. I don't understand why SP2 in some machines causes problems. Any way, thanks
0

Featured Post

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

Can you find a fax from a vendor you saved a decade ago in seconds? Have you ever cursed your PC under your breath during an audit because you couldn’t find the requested statement or driver history?  If you answered no to the first question or yes …
Step by step guide to Clean and Sort your windows registry! Introduction: Always remember: A Clean registry = Better performance = Save your invaluable time In this article we're going to clear our registry manually! Yes, manually! The e…
It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now