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Programs don't shut down completely in Windows XP

Regardless of what program I close, Outlook, Photoshop, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc., the program is still running in Task Manager after the window has closed and disappeared from the task bar. So I have to use task manager frequently to shut programs and free up memory. The problem started after a service call to HP to fix a scanner problem had me delete some large sets of registry entries. I had backed up my registry but decided to continue with the new configuration that allowed me to use my scanner again. What could be making the programs continue to run invisibly?

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Please use a registry cleaner to run a registry scan and fix the registry errors.This will fix the issue.

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If u r using Norton ..then uninstall it and install any other antivirus..

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Internet shuts it self off


Whereas Internet Explorer is a very popular browser, you may have problems with it from time to time. Internet Explorer has been known to either randomly shut down or close pages. This can be extremely irritating, especially if you are in the middle of a project. Use these tips to fix Internet Explorer if it keeps closing Web pages.

Start by deleting your browsing history. Open Internet Explorer and click the "Safety" tab found in the top right corner of the Web browser. Then, choose the "Delete Browsing History" option. A box will appear on the computer screen. Make sure that there are checkmarks next to each option listed in the box. Click the "Delete" tab to delete the browsing history. Move to the next step if Internet Explorer keeps closing pages. Download, install and then run both an anti-malware and an anti-virus software program. http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered Spyware, adware, viruses and other similar infections can cause Internet Explorer to shut down or close pages. Deleting your browsing history may not take care of these problems. Spybot and AVG Anti-Virus are two very useful free programs that will search for and remove harmful infections from your computer. http://spybot-search-destroy.soft32.com/ Freeware detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules. Try resetting the Internet Explorer settings. Open Internet Explorer and then click "Tools." Choose "Internet Options." Click the "Advanced" tab. Then, click "Reset" found at the bottom of the box. A second box will appear on the screen. Click the "Delete personal settings" option and then click "Reset." You will need to restart Internet Explorer to finish the process. Go to the next step if Internet Explorer continues to close pages. Run Windows Update. Open Internet Explorer and click the "Safety" tab in the top right corner of the Web browser. Select the "Windows Update" option. You will be taken to the Windows Update Web page. Click the "Express" tab on that age. Windows Update will then check for any updates. Click the "Install Updates" tab to install any of the recommended updates. Hope this helps.

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I have the Insignia D300a for a few years and have had very little trouble until recently. Now, I keep getting messages, such as: "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. ...


May I know since when you are facing this issue? The symptomps you have described tells that it might be an issue with the operating system of the pc. looks like you are using windows xp in your pc. You can try running a system restore. Start>All Programs>Accesories>System tools>System Restore. Then you will get the window of system restore and you will have click on the option that says Restore My Computer to an earlier date/earlier point in time. Once u click on that it will show u the calender. If u are sure about the point in time from which u r facing this issue look for the date. But you will be able to restore ur pc only to those dates that are marked in bold. Click on that date and keep hitting next until it starts the restoration. If it does not help then try this. Click on start>Control panel>Add or remove programs. once the add or remove programs window comes up on the left hand column u will get an option called Add/Remove Windows Components. On the list that comes up u will get the options for Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. Uncheck them and restart the pc. And follow the same process to put check marks on those two options. IF this does not help most likely u will have reformat the hard drive and reinstall windows. If u dont want to run the format then u can use another browser like mozilla firefox and use another email client like Windows live mail and u can download them free from web. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ is the link to download mozilla firefox and http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail?os=other is the link to download the latest version of live mail.

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How to download outlook express to send mails


You can't really download Outlook Express as it is part of Windows XP.
If it is not there, you can add it though the Add/Remove Programs option in the Control Panel. Select the Windows Components icon in the left-hand pane.

In Vista Outlook Express is replaced by Windows Mail, and in Windows 7 there is no email program, but you can download Windows Live Mail.

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Facebook stops working when i click on a tab


There seems to be an issue with your browser or the computer may be effected by spyware or Virus. Are you facing this issue only with Facebook or others website also?
You can try to use any other browser to confirm its a browser issue. Try to switch to google Chrome or Firefox.

If you are using Internet explorer you can try to re-install the Internet explorer by doing the following steps:
Go to control panel
Open Add/Remove programs
Windows component
look for Internet explorer
Un-install the Internet Explorer
Restart the computer.

Go to control panel
Open Add/Remove programs
Windows component
look for Internet explorer
Re-install the Internet Explorer (you might need the Windows XP Installation CD)

Hope this information is helpful to you.

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Ever since upgrading to Internet Explorer 8, I find that I cannot print emails, open up many attachments, and retrieve other information. For example, if I click on a link, I get the following message:...


Ther are known conflicts with Vista and IE8 - particularly with Vista 64-bit.

I would suggest uninstalling IE8 and reinstalling IE7 or using an alternative browser such as "slimbrowser" (excellent program) or similar.

IE8 can be uninstall by using Add or Remove Programs module in Windows XP, but in Windows Vista, Windows Internet Explorer 8 is not considered to be a ‘program’. Instead, IE8 is categorizing as an ‘update’. Thus, users will not be able to find Windows Internet Explorer 8 in “Programs and Features” of Windows Vista.

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, go to Control Panel, and click on Uninstall Programs link or Programs and Features icon. Then on Tasks pane on the left, click on View installed updates link. Locate and select Windows Internet Explorer 8 in the list of installed updates, and then click on Uninstall button. Click on Yes when asked that are you sure want to uninstall the update.

If there is no option of IE8 been found on “Programs and Features” or “Add or Remove Programs” dialog box, or uninstallation of Internet Explorer 8 is unclean (causing error message such as setup cannot continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer has been detected on this computer when trying to downgrade to IE7), try to manually run the spuninst.exe.
To do so, go to C:\WINDOWS\ie8\spuninst\ folder (your drive letter may be different), and run spuninst.exe.

Restart the computer after uninstallation completed.

Hope that helps :)

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Opening up programs takes a long time. especially firefox.


Uninstall firefox. Reboot Windows. Use Internet Explorer to download firefox 3.5 from www.firefox.com. Reinstall firefox, should be much faster.

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How do i change the mail program on an acer 8920 laptop. thanks.


There are 3 main email programs

Built in: Outlook express (XP) replaced by Windows Mail (vista)
Outlook (all releases) comes with Microsoft Office.
and Thunderbird from Mozilla (free download)
by and large easyest way is through Internet explorer
Tools:Internet options:Programs and select from the email drop down which you want to use.
Of course Outlook and Thunderbird would have to be installed 1st

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Internet explorer keeps freezing up.


try using another web browser like mozila fire fox or opera. other wise u have to uninstall the internet explorer and reinstall it again. to uninstall in windows(xp)
* click on start--control panel.
*click on add/remove programs then click on ad/remove windows programs at the left corner of the pop up window.
*among the windows components, check for internet explorer and untick it then click on next to continue.
*when don restart yr system
to reinstall internet explorer
*follow the steps above to tick internet explorer thyen next n yr don.
it should work i suppose.
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May 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I am a new Home Max customer and I have followed the instructions to connect my Live box to my PC. My laptop is working nicely wirelessly but my PC is not. The problem is that Internet Explorer keeps...


Reinstall the Internet Explorer, that will help.
U can reinstall Internet Explorer by clicking on start, control panel, add/remove programs, add/remove windows components, remove a checkmark next to Internet Explorer.
Then restart the computer.
Again go to start, control panel, add/remove programs, add/remove windows components, put a checkmark next to Internet Explorer.
Then apply, ok and again restart the computer.
Try to connect to internet and then check.
It will not close again.
Its possible that something might have been downloaded accidently and that is interfering with the internet.
It should work.
Otherwise, go to start, run, msconfig, startup, disable all, apply, ok and he restart the computer.
It will block some programs that may interfere with ur Wireless Internet Access.
It will work.

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