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The IE8 Salt and Pepper Bug is back

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Old 07-10-2009
irkith
 

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The IE8 Salt and Pepper Bug is back
Hi,
Back in April 2009 I was having trouble with IE8.
IE8 would try to download certain html pages instead of opening them as web
pages.

You can read about it here :
http://sites.google.com/site/zerkzt/

Helpful people on newsgroups suggested all sorts of remedies.
I disactivated all the accelerators and all Google Toolbar ...
Nothing worked.

Eventually I decided to roll back to IE7 and that solved the problem.
Now ,in July 2009, I thought maybe MS has fixed the bug and so I installed
IE8
Now the Wikipedia Salt page is still not opening and ....
The Pepper page is not working either.
That's new.
In April, the Pepper page worked OK.

I'm just thinking maybe I just reinstalled the old IE8 pack ?
How would I go about deleting the IE8 update pack
that is on my hard drive and
forcing MS update to download a (hopefully )newer version ?

Then I could uninstall IE8 and install it again but from the new download.
Would that make any difference ?


irkith


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Old 07-10-2009
Leonard Grey
 

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Re: The IE8 Salt and Pepper Bug is back
There is no 'update pack' for IE 8. The version of IE 8 that you
installed in April is the same IE 8 you can install today.

Microsoft does not 'force' anyone to install IE 8. The user must
explicitly agree to the installation, twice.

The problem you are experiencing is not a bug, since it cannot be
consistently reproduced. The problem you are experiencing lies somewhere
in your own computer.

You'll have to figure out why it is that your computer is behaving that way.

It may not be true in your case, but for many people, strange,
unexplainable behavior is caused by unsupported changes to the operating
system, such as can result from using registry cleaners or other
'optimization' programs. Sometimes, a change made months or even years
earlier comes back to bite.
---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

irkith wrote:
> Hi,
> Back in April 2009 I was having trouble with IE8.
> IE8 would try to download certain html pages instead of opening them as web
> pages.
>
> You can read about it here :
> http://sites.google.com/site/zerkzt/
>
> Helpful people on newsgroups suggested all sorts of remedies.
> I disactivated all the accelerators and all Google Toolbar ...
> Nothing worked.
>
> Eventually I decided to roll back to IE7 and that solved the problem.
> Now ,in July 2009, I thought maybe MS has fixed the bug and so I installed
> IE8
> Now the Wikipedia Salt page is still not opening and ....
> The Pepper page is not working either.
> That's new.
> In April, the Pepper page worked OK.
>
> I'm just thinking maybe I just reinstalled the old IE8 pack ?
> How would I go about deleting the IE8 update pack
> that is on my hard drive and
> forcing MS update to download a (hopefully )newer version ?
>
> Then I could uninstall IE8 and install it again but from the new download.
> Would that make any difference ?
>
>
> irkith
>
>

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Old 07-11-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: The IE8 Salt and Pepper Bug is back
Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2) when
posting to this newsgroup.

Your previous threads about this include:
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...coring=d&hl=en

1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode? To start
IE in No Add-ons mode:

=> Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without
Add-ons; or

=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).

Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= Read before using!

3. Does the behavior persist if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?
[Careful! Only remain in Safe Mode just long enough to test!]

4a. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed, is your
subscription current, and is it supported in IE8? What anti-spyware
applications (other than Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
Were any of these applications running in the background when you installed
IE8?

4b. Has a Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
(e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?

5. Just asking for now!! Do NOT use such a Restore Point yet!! => Do you
have an available Restore Point which predates the install of IE8?
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


irkith wrote:
> Hi,
> Back in April 2009 I was having trouble with IE8.
> IE8 would try to download certain html pages instead of opening them as
> web
> pages.
>
> You can read about it here :
> http://sites.google.com/site/zerkzt/
>
> Helpful people on newsgroups suggested all sorts of remedies.
> I disactivated all the accelerators and all Google Toolbar ...
> Nothing worked.
>
> Eventually I decided to roll back to IE7 and that solved the problem.
> Now ,in July 2009, I thought maybe MS has fixed the bug and so I installed
> IE8
> Now the Wikipedia Salt page is still not opening and ....
> The Pepper page is not working either.
> That's new.
> In April, the Pepper page worked OK.
>
> I'm just thinking maybe I just reinstalled the old IE8 pack ?
> How would I go about deleting the IE8 update pack
> that is on my hard drive and
> forcing MS update to download a (hopefully )newer version ?
>
> Then I could uninstall IE8 and install it again but from the new download.
> Would that make any difference ?


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Old 07-11-2009
irkith
 

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Re: The IE8 Salt and Pepper Bug is back

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
%230MMOZbAKHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2)
> when posting to this newsgroup.
>
> Your previous threads about this include:
> http://groups.google.com/group/micro...coring=d&hl=en
>
> 1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode? To start
> IE in No Add-ons mode:
>
> => Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without
> Add-ons; or
>
> => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
> Explorer (No add-ons).
>
> Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
>

************************************************** ****
When I use IE8 with Add-ons disactivated, the behaviour persists.
************************************************** ****
> 2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= Read before using!



That did the trick.

I had to go through the questions and answers pages when IE8 restarted
and I refused everything : add-ins, add-ons, etc.,
even the Smart Screen and the Compatibility thing.

Bravo and merci !!!
Thanks.

irkirth


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Old 07-11-2009
irkith
 

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FIXED !! : The IE8 Salt and Pepper Bug is back (short version)
2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= Read before using!



That did the trick.

I had to go through the questions and answers pages when IE8 restarted
and I refused everything : add-ins, add-ons, etc.,
even the Smart Screen and the Compatibility thing.

So even though I don't know which one was the culprit, the problem has gone.

I reinstalled the Google Toolbar and the Google Toolbar Helper and IE8 is
still working fine.


Bravo and merci !!!
Thanks.

irkirth


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Old 07-11-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: FIXED !! : The IE8 Salt and Pepper Bug is back (short version)
I suspect the culprit may have been an older version of Google Toolbar.

YW & thanks for your feedback.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


irkith wrote:
> 2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= Read before using!

>
>
> That did the trick.
>
> I had to go through the questions and answers pages when IE8 restarted
> and I refused everything : add-ins, add-ons, etc.,
> even the Smart Screen and the Compatibility thing.
>
> So even though I don't know which one was the culprit, the problem has
> gone.
>
> I reinstalled the Google Toolbar and the Google Toolbar Helper and IE8 is
> still working fine.
>
>
> Bravo and merci !!!
> Thanks.
>
> irkirth


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Old 07-11-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: The IE8 Salt and Pepper Bug is back
I suspect the culprit may have been an older version of Google Toolbar.

YW & thanks for your feedback.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

irkith wrote:
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
> %230MMOZbAKHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2)
>> when posting to this newsgroup.
>>
>> Your previous threads about this include:
>> http://groups.google.com/group/micro...coring=d&hl=en
>>
>> 1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode? To
>> start
>> IE in No Add-ons mode:
>>
>> => Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without
>> Add-ons; or
>>
>> => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
>> Explorer (No add-ons).
>>
>> Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
>>

> ************************************************** ****
> When I use IE8 with Add-ons disactivated, the behaviour persists.
> ************************************************** ****
>> 2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= Read before using!

>
>
> That did the trick.
>
> I had to go through the questions and answers pages when IE8 restarted
> and I refused everything : add-ins, add-ons, etc.,
> even the Smart Screen and the Compatibility thing.
>
> Bravo and merci !!!
> Thanks.
>
> irkirth


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