I'm mad :@, sad :(, and badly treated ... by IE7:confused: . I thought Firefox was safe, and now boo-hoo, it's crashing too! :'(
You KNOW there's a looooooooong post coming ...
BUT FIRST - this related question?
Does anyone know what this reg entry is, please:
Only Spybot S&D has picked it up of all my gazillions of spyware, malware and trojan scanners.
You wanna list of 'em? OK:
LavaSoft Ad-Aware & AdWatch+
BTW - all my 'puter specs are in my profile if you need 'em.
Why am I telling you all this ... well, I've now been searching for what seems a lifetime since my IE7 started crashing in the same manner as marcoolio and a growing population of sufferers. I think this reg entry may be related -- especially when I saw an entire thread about it on the Spybot Forum.
I've been participating in and lurking on numerous tekkie boards for a clue about how to fix this. There seem to be as many so-called 'solutions' as there are advice-givers.
The problem is NOTHING works. Not for me. Not for the posters of the problems. Oh, yes, sure, some so-called fixes SEEM to work. Then - whoosh - the problem returns. It's Hang City.
The frustrating thing is that there seems to be no pattern to when it happens. I've read about checking and unchecking ActiveX boxes in IE7 settings. I've read about deleting various .dll files. In fact I've read a score of 'wise words' and the majority of people still have the problem. All over the world. I still have the problem. And now it's spread to Slimbrowser and to Firefox - which I thought was trotting along unharmed.
In my case I noticed it after downloading the latest IE7 about 6 weeks ago. Before that everything was fine. I hardly use IE7 for browsing; I prefer Firefox for many reasons. But -- R U listening dear Catweazle? -- as a website designer I need to do some cross-browser testing at numerous points in the build. MS has the market share and all new bundles include IE7, so please don't tell me to go back to IE6. As someone in one of these threads has already pointed out, IE7 is integrated.
I've now read enough postings and ineffective solutions to conclude this is NOT a browser problem. My guess is [no, I don't know enough for it to be a guess or even a hunch] ... my stab in the dark is ... that it's a GENERIC MS or Windows problem.
So HERE's MY PLEA! My DESPERATE PLEA!!!
Can some VERY SENIOR DANI PERSON who may have some corridor to Gatesville or at the very least who can talk their language ... Can they PLEASE try to find out what the problem might be.:?:
According to various newsgroups and forums both independent and connected to various products ... this problem has been going on since IE7 was in Beta and has continued right up to this very moment.
It's beyond a joke. It's crapola on a stick. I can post a HIT log, I can painstakingly go through my complete system for you. But honestly, dear Dani's, I don't think any one person's 'puter will hold the key. Surely MS must KNOW about this ...
PLEASE can someone 'official' from here try talking to them at some senior level. Just out of interest it would be good to know their answer.
And PLEASE - if you do contact them - don't be content with a reply that asks for the specifics. I repeat: THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT TRANSCENDS INDIVIDUAL CASES.
I won't change anything or delete anything until I hear back from you loverly guys and gals. Meantime, I'll resign myself to losing work, and another day of constant browser hang.
A huge adorable bouquet of advance thanks :* to you lovely gurus whoever you are. - others of lesser than senior guru status need not apply ;)