internet explorer closes on certain websites

I have several computers where IE 8 is closing when opening certain websites including wikipedia.  If I disable active scripting it doesn't crash.  It does this for any users that logs on to the computer, including local admins.  I have upgraded java and that didn't help.  Suggestions?
XTADMINAsked:
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XTADMINConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
i let the issue set a day and all is fine.  All 3 computers having this issue are working fine.  I did try disabling and enabling the add-ons one at a time but that was after the problem fixed itself so that didn't get me anywhere.  It's will continue to be a mystery until more users report the issue.
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for_yanCommented:
Wikipedia has different pages - do you know that ity is affected by Java applets?

Go to this page - does it close?
http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~sbj/examples/Java-examples-basic/Eyes/Eyes.html
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XTADMINAuthor Commented:
If i go to wikipedia.org and type any word to lookup it closes ie.  The website you sent does not cause it to close.  And after going to that website I can successfully use wikipedia.
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for_yanCommented:
That is really unexpected positive event :)

I just wanted to test if it has to do wiuth your java - provbably not, because that site had java applet and wikipedia as a rule
prsents nothing special with respect to java.

Why did it affect ythat you can now open wikipedia - that's really difficult to understand

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XTADMINAuthor Commented:
I'm not very well versed in java.  But after clicking on the test link you suggested, the java console icon was present in the taskbar and when it was then i could use wikipedia without it crashing IE.  
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XTADMINAuthor Commented:
if i view wikipedia in compatibility mode it doesn't crash
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for_yanCommented:

>java console icon was present in the taskbar and when it was then i could use wikipedia without it crashing IE

sounds very strange - what would be the connection?

And what is compatibility mode?
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XTADMINAuthor Commented:
if i disable add-ons in ie it doesn't crash
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XTADMINAuthor Commented:
if i type the url for wikipedia then it doesn't crash when i run a search.  If I google wikipedia and then click on the link and do a search it does crash.
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for_yanCommented:
And if you disable the add-ons it does not crash even when you go from Google?

And what kind of add-on you are implying?


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XTADMINAuthor Commented:
i have not narrowed down the add-on.  
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for_yanCommented:
How did you disable them ?
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Are there any events in the application section of event viewer?  will tell you if there's a plugin that's failed etc
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jcimarronCommented:
XTADMIN--
"if i disable add-ons in ie it doesn't crash "
That would seem to pin point the problem is one or a few add-ons.
The procedure to pinpoint the culprits is to disable all add-ons and then enable half.  If no problem, the culprit is not in that bunch so you can leave those add-ons enabled.  If you have the problem again, the problem add-on is in that batch. Continue the enabling of half the add-ons in the suspect batch
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
/!\ CAUTION /!\

Try to reset IE settings : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

/!\ CAUTION /!\
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jcimarronCommented:
XTADMIN--I think using IE Reset at this point is overkill.  You seem to have already defined that the problem is with add-ons and not the other issues that Reset addresses.  You will also have to do quite a bit of work to get your IE configuration back after a Reset.
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XTADMINAuthor Commented:
the problem fixed itself
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