I'm having an issue that a great many people have reported. I had it in IE 7
(on Vista SP1, fully patched), and unfortunately it seems to have stuck
around with IE 8.
The issue is that CNN videos, such as the one at
won't play. I jut get a black window where the video should be. IE displays
an alert icon in the lower left corner of the scren (a little piece of white
paper with a yellow triangle and exclamation point on it).
When I double-click the icon, I get a window that says "Errors on this web
page might cause it to work incorrectly." The error is:
Message: The data is invalid.
There are two solutions that work.
One is to run IE with elevated priviliges (right-click the IE icon and chose
"Run as administrator"). But of course, that's a terrible idea.
The other is to use IE's "Restore Advanced Settings" option
). The problem with that
is that it deletes things that I don't want to delete (like form data and
cookies for other websites). I did this once before, and it cleared up the
problem for a while, but then the issue came back.
So, I'm basically looking for a way to manually delete whatever is causing
CNN's site to have problems, but without deleting everything else.