I finally got this sorted. The difference between 'start without add-ons'
and individually disabling them all was that 'start without add-ons' was
also disabling the information bar from prompting for ActiveX downloads.
(Seems sensible enough, but haven't seen that documented anywhere.) I
discovered that even with add-ons enabled, if I changed 'Download signed
ActiveX controls' from Prompt to Disable, no problem occurred. But of
course that totally prevents ActiveX downloads on all sites in that zone.
What actually fixed the issue was uninstalling the MS Java VM according to
the instructions at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555107
. MS Java is
ancient; good riddance! I've had Sun Java for ages.
For the possible benefit of others, the error I was getting was "the
instruction at <hex address> referenced memory at <same hex address>. The
memory could not be written." While troubleshooting, I found that in
addition to webmail (in a particular configuration), the error also occurred
, and when attempting to download
adobe flash player.
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> To keep track of things, it helps immensely if you quote all of the
> message(s) in your replies to the newsgroup. Thank you.
> PS: Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista 64-bit
> SP2; Win7 RC; Win7) as well as your IE version when posting in an
> IE-specific forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.
I did post my Windows & IE version in my first post, as you can see if you
> PPS: At least you got Windows Live Mail upgraded.
Actually, no, I'm not currently posting from the machine that had the
problem <grin>. I was aware of the update and there was a reason for
waiting, but let's not get OT.
>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer's (No Add-ons) Mode:
>> Well that's basically what I already tried. Works properly in No Add-ons
>> Mode; improperly with all add-ons individually disabled.
>>> If you really wanna disable all Add-ons in one swell foop (...), do a
>>> Reset: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
>> RIES is what I'm trying to avoid. Was hoping to find the individual item
>> that was a problem. So far I've determined that it's DEP-related. If it
>> ever becomes enough of an issue to justify it, I'll try RIES or other
>> suggestions from your links. Thanks for the effort.
>>>When you use Internet Explorer 8, you cannot access your Webmail:
>>>More questions about the webmail account? Contact Yahoo Mail Support or
>>>switch back to Yahoo Classic Mail.
>>> Code-Curious Mom wrote:
>>>> What is the difference between starting IE8 without add-ons, and
>>>> all of them through 'Manage Add-ons'? Is there something else that
>>>> without add-ons" disables? Add-ons that 'Manage add-ons' does not
>>>> encountered a webmail app that behaves differently when IE is started
>>>> without add-ons vs disabling them all. (I found a simple acceptable
>>>> workaround for the original issue, so I am more interested in the
>>>> as asked rather than solving the issue that prompted this.)
>>>> BTW, I really disabled *all* of them, those in 'Run without
>>>> 'Downloaded controls' in addition to those listed as 'All add-ons',
>>>> curiously does not seem to actually include some of those in the other
>>>> Thanks. (IE8 on WinXP SP3)