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1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?
=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).
Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer's (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
IE8 in all OSS]
2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? 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?
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 am constantly getting a "windows internet explorer is not working"
> message. I restart it and it works for a while. I'd like to uninstall it
> and re-install a new copy, hoping that, somehow ...something was
> If I uninstall Internet explorer 8.... will I lose all of my saved
> and addresses etc.? I also have a lot of message rules that I'd like to
> lose, too. I have backed the system up, but retrieving all of those
> will take a LOT of time I'd rather not spend.
> Any other suggestions to try to fix the constant "freezes" that are
> happening will be appreciated. thanks, Rich