Your injudicious use of "Registry scanner" may have caused the problem! If
you think your Registry needs to be "cleaned" or "repaired," read
and draw your own conclusions.
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
=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).
Troubleshooting and Internet Explorerâ€™s (No Add-ons) Mode:
2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
<= Read before using!
3. 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
4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I'm using Windows XP Pro-SP3 with ALL LATEST UPDATES and recently upgraded
> to I.E.8 . Since then I keep getting error messages (Runtime error 217 @
> 052EFD29) & Unknown error exception (0x0eedfade) occured in the
> at 0x7c812afb... whatever the heck it means!
> I've tried scanning with many types of Registry scanners but to no avail.
> Anyone can help out?