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Topic # 60540 27-Apr-2010 19:26
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Ok PC running

Windows vista sp2
IE8

when you load the hotmail page and click on a message it fails to load the bar that has the buttons.

 "Reply, Replay all, foward, and the up/down arrows" part
the mouse pointer shows but have the little circle icon as if its loading. the part shows it loading.

If you hit the refresh button on the IE8 the bar comes back (most of the time) but when you click on a new message same thing happens again

things i have tried

Full virus clean out
java reinstall
Silverlight reinstall
Clearing the history temp files etc, also used ccleaner and removed all files including last 48hours
setting all IE options back to defualt
adding hotmail to the trusted sites
set compatiblity mode in IE8
tried it in safe mode still not working
I know its no the hotmail account because the hotmail account works good on another computer

things i have not tried yet,
reinstalling IE8

I think it may have somthing to do with compatiblity mode getting stuck, i have had problems in the past with compatiblity mode, with book marks somtimes if you set all websites to compatiblity mode your book marks arnt displayed in this mode and you have to recreate the bookmark.
Im thinking maybe hotmail got realy stuck?

any thoughts on this? thanks for you help





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  Reply # 323840 27-Apr-2010 19:33
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  Reply # 323841 27-Apr-2010 19:35
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I doubt its an ISP problem. ISP is xtra, all other pc's we have dont have this issue thanks.

I could be a stuck proxy or somthing i know that can happen from time to time in vista, but never come accross it my self. proxy in IE8 show none.

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  Reply # 323846 27-Apr-2010 19:41
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ya i understand proxy on ISP side, Sorry i dont know plan. We have tried it on xnet and xtra and both have the same problem

Again, i dont think its an ISP issue as all other pc's work with no problem and we have tried it on two differnt ISP's thanks

i do think its a problem with the comptuer but not sure where abouts.



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  Reply # 323854 27-Apr-2010 19:59
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Antivirus installed? Antispyware? Firewall software? Any new software installed? Ran a full AV scan lately? More information is better than none.






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  Reply # 323876 27-Apr-2010 20:57
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I clean viruses out for a living, this was just a computer i got stumped on at the end of the day today. was hoping sombody could help.

Antivirus = avast

Firewall = vista inbuilt fire wall (i have tested with fire wall off0

 

I have run

Hijack this

Auto runs

combofix

sdfix

Avast boot scan

Ccleaner

malwarebytes

spybot

cws

smitfraud fix


Norton removal tool

Several anti root kit programs just to be sure

manually gone through and removed bogus crap in

Registry - software and startup sections

Application data and temp files

prefetch

tasks

c:  (root directory)

program files and commonfiles

windows folder

system32 and config folder

Programes and features/addremove programs

I am the second tech to look at it so its been through that process twice.  the first tech did find alot of fakeware and removed it, i found nothing apart from one bogus entry in addremove programs that would not remove easily but i got rid of that.

I wil battle on with it but was hoping sombody here new exactly what the problem is as we are very busy, saves the process of elmination any thouhts are welcom

so yea laptop is clean.

thanks








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  Reply # 323878 27-Apr-2010 21:02
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Just to add one more thing to your list, IE8 is not running any addons?



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  Reply # 323883 27-Apr-2010 21:14
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I did not check this personally, The other tech said that they had disabled them and made no differnce.

any other ideas?
 

Only thing i can see left is reinstall IE8, thats my first job tomorow.

If no other ideas i will let you know how it goes.

thanks mate




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  Reply # 323887 27-Apr-2010 21:19
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 heretohelp: I did not check this personally, The other tech said that they had disabled them and made no differnce.

any other ideas?
 

Only thing i can see left is reinstall IE8, thats my first job tomorow.

If no other ideas i will let you know how it goes.

thanks mate

May I recommend waiting until the whole page finishes loading....and then some more...

it could be a script loading slowly... :-)




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  Reply # 323892 27-Apr-2010 21:22
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Different browsers work fine? Or show the same problem?



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  Reply # 323894 27-Apr-2010 21:26
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im going to answer two in one here

you can wait 20mins and the part with the reply  button in it wont load. Just seems strange as soon as you hit the refresh button the part with the reply button loads and the loading icon on the cursor goes away.

I have not taken note if it says loaded with error or anything, my day was very broken so i will check on that tomrrow.



as for the browser, have not tried another one, i guess that would proove if it was IE or another problem, will try that also thanks




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16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.



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  Reply # 324348 28-Apr-2010 18:05
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hi guys just an update.

tested with firefox and maxthon + google chrome (I hate chrome but it was already installed) same problem .

Point of last call decided to format.

no luck

fresh windows vista basic with no other software installed still the same deal the reply part does not load after moving through several emails. it seems to load the first time but when you look at 5 emails or so it happens again.

I suspected ram = no fresh stick of ram did not fix.

updated java didnot fix

things  i will try tomrow

im going to put the hard drive into a differnt laptop, see if that fixes it also will try a usb to ethernet adapter to see if its the network card.

mmmm starting to hack me off now. i know its not the connection because we have 3 other computers that work fine.




Hu? did i do that?
16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.



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  Reply # 324872 29-Apr-2010 18:02
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Long story short. flashed the bios and fixed the problem, even though the bios update did not state that it would fix the problem.

Im picking the bios had become corrupt some how and the cpu caching was screwing up. ither way it fixed it.

thanks for your input




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16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.

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