Re: IE7 Annoying "select options" screen will NOT go away
Of course, it's always got to be something in the registry...
Run Internet Explorer in 'No Add-Ons' mode:
If you have XP: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
If you have Vista: Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start Search
box > click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
Alternatively, you can create a shortcut on your desktop with the
following target path:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff
If the problem does not occur in 'No Add-Ons' mode, then it's being
caused by one of the add-ons that you have installed. We can show you
how to identify which add-on is causing the problem.
Alternatively: Reset Internet Explorer to default settings. When you
reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and customizations are
deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version of Internet Explorer.
Problems with Internet Explorer can also be caused by by malicious
software ('malware') that has been installed on your computer.
Errare humanum est
> I've had nothing problem with Internet Explorer ever since I first installed
> When I first start it, I get a screen asking me to set my preferences. I do
> and then attempt to save the screen but there is always an error saving and
> the next time I open IE again, the same thing happens (this is when IE even
> opens at all - it's about 60-40 it won't).
> I upgraded to IE8 and IE opened for me maybe 30% of the time, and that's an
> optimistic estimate. So, back to IE7. Same problem as before.
> With both IE7 and IE8, web pages open slooooooooowly ... annoyingly so.
> There has got to be a registry that will fix either or both of these issues.
> Thanks in advance