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Topic # 64454 15-Jul-2010 21:29
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Hi All

I have a real frustrating problem at the moment.

After using IE8 my desktop becomes inactive and I have to log off to get them active again. I am using windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

Any suggestions apart from using Firefox as some of my work apps that I use require IE.

Thanks Paul.

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  Reply # 357859 28-Jul-2010 17:44
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Is it a legit copy of windows 7? Reason i ask is if you dont activate it somtimes it starts locking down components eg desktop icons wont work or will be removed all together and control pannel icons start disapearing.

also is it all the icons or just IE icons.

what happens if you create a new icon/short cut does it work or not




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 # 357873 28-Jul-2010 18:02
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It is  a legit copy of windows 7 and the whole destop becomes inactive. I cant do any thing on it totally dead. Luckerly I can still use the task bar at the bottom so I can log off. I were speaking to some one else yesterday and he remembered his doing exactly the same a couple of days ago.



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  Reply # 357875 28-Jul-2010 18:07
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could you do me a favour and download this and run it. when it finishes installing it asks to do a update and run in some check boxes.

once its all go, run full scan and let me know what if anything it finds thanks.

http://download.cnet.com/3001-8022_4-10804572.html?spi=745e70ee3ca15a493fbf96a955f50abd

you are downloading malwarebytes and antimalware program


also what antivirus are you running? please post log back here of any thing found with malwarebytes




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 # 357876 28-Jul-2010 18:10
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http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/f4df7333-da29-4a98-b22e-01085c2be7af this forum suggest it could be AVG if you have avg remove it and install avast.

Avast is a much better antivirus and its free.

I have had AVG do some crazy stuff to clients computers and slow them down.

thanks. I would start with avg my self. may have to run the avg removal tool




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 # 357878 28-Jul-2010 18:12
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I am using Trend anti virus software and the problem only occurs when I run the 32 bit version of IE8

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  Reply # 357881 28-Jul-2010 18:16
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Have you tried IE8 64bit version for windows 7? unsure if its avable hunting now




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 # 357883 28-Jul-2010 18:29
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http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/90975-desktop-stops-responding.html

read the bottom post on this thread sombody saying that they had this problem and was to do with adobe PDF addon. try disabling or running IE8 with no add ons and see if that helps if it does bingo




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 # 357890 28-Jul-2010 18:41
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I am using IE8 64 bit but there is no Adobe Flash player for the 64 bit version.

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  Reply # 357950 28-Jul-2010 20:55
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Ya I understand no flash player for 64bit. the thread was talking about the pdf reader add on. did you try running the the internet explorer in no add on mode?

you can normally find this under all programs - system tools




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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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