Can't Enter info in Form of IE

Posted on 2006-05-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
We have a machine that for some reason will not let us enter any information into a form on Internet Explorer such as google search box.  When you try to put the cursor in the box it just won't let you it sounds no tones or gives any errors it just won't let you enter the information.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:df_tingey
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    Expert Comment

    does this happen everytime? this usually happens when you are low in virtual memory.
    maybe you have a spyware or something

    try this

    if that doesn't work , try this (this is for windows XP)
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    This might be an AutoComplete problem. From Internet Options> Content>
    AutoComplete> clear forms.

    The History folder or index.dat file may be corrupted. Delete the History
    folder using the appropriate instructions at

    You may need to re-register DLLs.
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    Sounds like you might have an update that didnt finish with IE.  For example IE6 SP1.  I would try downloading the complete IE patch and reapply it.  Not through windows update but by downloading the complete patch found here I believe:

    I seen this happen on a win2k laptop that was shut down before the patch was completed.  The way I could tell is when you open IE and go to help --> about IE.  It would say IE 5 above and would say Version:  6.0.2800.1106 in the smaller text below that.

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    The problem is solved!!!!
    I did what geek1000101 said to do.  That did not seem to fix it right away, but was following the steps outlined above fyr Integam, had not finished them, but on a reboot it all started working, so I guess the points would have to be split between them.
    Needless to say I am delighted to have this very nagging problem solved. Thanks!
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    they didn't split :)

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