Using Win XP and latest IE. Certain directories, especially ones with scans, cause shutdown of IE. Yet, if I send that directory to an exte5rnal storage device, IE then displays and functions fine. I already updated IE to no avail.
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Re: IE shuts down when browsing HD directories
1. You might have incompatible add-ons: Go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools and click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).
2. Tools | Internet Options | Advanced Scroll to the bottom and click Reset Internet Explorer Settings. Read this article first: How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 Note that the Reset IE Settings button will delete AutoComplete data (such as passwords.) Do you have those backed up?
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does your computer shutdown instantly, or does it have a countdown (shutdown in 10seconds, 9seconds...)
This could be caused by hard disk problem like bad sectors. You can resolve this by doing a thorough disk check-up operation ( right-click on your main drive in MY COMPUTER, select PROPERTIES, then TOOLS, then select CHECK NOW to check drive for errors.
Another cause would be spyware/malware. you need to get the most updated anti-spyware program like spydoctor and do a full scan of your PC
Lastly, and more advanced troubleshooting is to open your CPU case and observe all the cooling fans when your PC is on. If any one of the fans (CPU fan, Video card fan) is not working or spinning, then the overheating could cause PC to shutdown. you must have the fans replaced immediately
( O.S - win XP / windows 7)
u need check the system virus/spy virus/Had disk bad sector.
1. After system ON press F8 key
3. Select the safe mode with command prompt
3. Type : chkdsk and enter it will check the bad sector,lost clusters,cross -linked files and lost clusters, directory errors.4.If u found any Bad sector - u need format with Low level format Hard Disk / if not any bad sector (a) Run with Anti Virus with latest updates. Rgd,Manju
After remoting into system, noticed that updates.exe was still running in the task manager. Ended updates.exe and downloaded and installed Service Pack 3 for Windows XP. It installed, customer rebooted. Advised on a few maintenance tips for restore points, etc. Skip was a pleasure to work with.
Go to Start > Run and type services.msc. Locate the nVidia Driver Helper item and right click it. Select Properties. Set the startup value of the service to “Manual” or “Disabled”. Your computer should shut down normally now.
The acer recovery software sometimes has it's glitches. The CD might be fine, its just the data that wa written to the disk @ time of recovery creation was corrupt at some point.
If your machine shuts down randomly there can be only 3 possible solutions to this one:
Your battery from your laptop has an issue. Try letting the laptop run on AC power ONLY.
Your CPU is overheating, caused by a broken or unresponsive CPU heat sink fan, which causes your pc to shutdown (will always auto- shutdown at a certain temperature to prevent damage to the CPU. Check if you can feel "air" coming out of your laptop, suppose to be a hatched outlet at the side or at the back or on the top cover.
You have a Virus that is shutting down the pc when it wants to. NO Operating system issue can cause your PC to shutdowb; only a virus can do that.
Summary, check your battery, check if your CPU fan is running, and make a virus scan (if the pc doesnt shut down). Remember to make a backup of your DATA, cause Acer (i dont think they will) don't do backups. Waranty on Acers is usually 3 years, depending on the country. So they should replace and repair, everything.
Open Control Panel and select "Display". Check on the "settings" tab what colour settings you have on for your monitor. Try putting this up to the highest quality and see if you get a change. try the others if not.
Do you have your windows XP fully updated to Service Pack 2 and all the latest auxiliary updates? If not, do that (go to windows update from control panel).
Are you using microsoft internet explorer as your browser? if so, and especially if the problem is a recent one, update internet explorer (latest version is 7.0.5730.11). to check this, open IE and select the help menu, select "about Internet Explorer" and it will tell you the version you are running.
If none of the above helps, then open IE and select the tools menu, and select "internet options". Select the "advanced" tab. Check that "enable visual styles on buttons and controls in webpages" is on. check the section "multimedia" write down what you currently have (in case you need to change back), then change them all to on.
Restart your computer after trying each thing.
Hope this helps, please ask again if no joy