Since upgrading my Windows 2000 installation from IE5.01 (full of security holes) to IE6 (which presumably fixes the bugs in IE5 and adds a whole lot more) I've found that every time I visit more or less ANY web site, it crashes. This seems particularly apparent with any site that uses PHP or ASP (e.g. AntiOnline)... So I have to use Netscape to visit everywhere on the web, only I don't much care for the Windows version of Netscape - it seems slow and heavy... whereas IE kinda fits in with windows (presumably because it was made by the same crappy software company that made the OS itself!!) but anyway, has anyone got any sduggestions cause I'm sure IE6 ain't supposed to crash every time you try to explore the internet (as per its name!!)
February 5th, 2002, 10:46 PM
well what i'd be doing in this situation is using opera for most of your browsing and then using netscape only when you absolutely have to (opera doesnt like some sites sometimes)
February 5th, 2002, 11:06 PM
uninstall 6.0 and reinstall 5.5 with spks. It works fine on 2000.
February 5th, 2002, 11:08 PM
I, uh... Can't uninstall 6... I've tried that already, I guess I'll have to just reinstall Win2K, download all the service packs and updates *again* and then find IE5.5 from a cover CD of some computer mag or other. I mean, netscape is OK, but it's kinda slow sometimes!
February 6th, 2002, 03:48 AM
Have you try re-installing IE 6 over himself? If IE 6 is the problem, if should be solved. If it's still crash, then I don't know what exactly to check out. But if it's crashing over PHP and ASP page, it's maybe a module in IE that didn't installed correctly.
Idea come from the fact that installing Win98 on a computer with Win98 not booting correctly sometime solve the problem. Maybe the same can applied to IE 6.0
February 6th, 2002, 08:11 PM
I shall try reinstalling IE6 first then, good idea! but if that doesn't work, i'm just gonna have to reinstall Win2k *again*
February 6th, 2002, 08:17 PM
hold on Rewandythal. Try downloadin IE 5.5 and installing it over IE6. Im not sure if this will work, but maybe it will be easier than reinstalling all of win2000 and the service packs. funny when I saw the name of the thread "IE^ Crashes All the Time", I thought "no ****!!!"
February 6th, 2002, 08:22 PM
Yeah, well I was kinda stating the obvious, but it made the point I was trying to make in the post, I guess!!
February 6th, 2002, 08:37 PM
When I installed IE 6.0 I lost the ablity to do <ctrl>-N to get new windows. I tried reinstalling it same problem. In the end I uninstalled it (rolled back to ie 5.0.1 sp2). I was nervous that the uninstall would fail (many problems doing that with earlier versions). Surprisingly, it reinstalled the old version. For about a week after when I rebooted it asked if I wanted to remove the personalization done by 6.0 (ie delete favorites) I said no and now everything is up and running has before.
My experiance with m$ products is that you should never install the first version released of any product. It seems that the best path is to wait for sp1.
February 6th, 2002, 08:40 PM
before you do all that re/un-installing, why don't you try running the system file checker. in win2k its only a comand line util 'sfc /scannow'