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I get "this tab has been recovered" when I click to save a dowdload file in IE8. Also, Regit closes when I try to export the registry. Also Notepad and wordpad close when I try to "save as" or even save. I have scanned with Avast, Malewarebytes and paid version of Vipre. Also a virus boot scan with Avast. Found a couple of inoccuous cookies but that's all. I can't find anything on the net for a fix....some close/ similar problems, but not this. Any help? I'm stumped. BTW, running Win XP Pro Media Center w/ sp3.

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  • Chazz Lavely Oct 17, 2010

    I've used AVG in the past (as well as Zone Alarm, Norton, etc., etc.) I will download and try it but I'm fairly certain this is not virus related. I have already done a registry clean with Fix-it utilities, but again I will try your suggestion. However, keep thinking for me. I appreciate the help.

  • Chazz Lavely Oct 17, 2010

    I used Ccleaner. It found

  • Chazz Lavely Oct 17, 2010

    My reply got cut off? How do I go back and look at the thread of my replies?
    Anyway, Ccleaner just found some "broken links" to icons and such. Nothing substantial. It did crash whenever I clicked on "Yes" to the question "back up registry before fixing?". I finally rescanned and clicked "No" and it deleted all the bad registry entries. However, it made no difference to the problem behavior.
    So I uninstalled

  • Chazz Lavely Oct 18, 2010

    I did the re-install as suggested but it's not accepting the Prod Key (which I know is correct). I do have the whole thing backed up. I also did an initial **** clone to another drive when I got the machine. I don'r really have any date to loose on it yet. I just don't want to start installing everything from scratch again.
    I'm putting it on the back burner for a few days 'cause I actually have to work now. I'll keep you posted.

  • Chazz Lavely Oct 29, 2010

    OK. I'm back from vacation.
    (I fixed the product key issue). After a "Repair Re-install" per your link (I like it) everything booted up and behaved just like before. In other words **same problem**.
    I'm stumped.
    ????

  • Chazz Lavely Oct 29, 2010

    One other note. I still get the same behavior in safe mode.
    Still stumped......

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Chazz,
I have been using AVG free version for the past ten years and never had any problems. You too must try it out.
As regards your problem, it seems a problem of bloated Windows Registry with a lot of debris left by various programs (after uninstallation). Please go to www.ccleaner.com and download free CCleaner, install and run on your computer. It will clean your computer of all the unwanted items. If the problems still persists then reinstall IE.

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  • Rinoo Kumari Oct 17, 2010

    Here is something to follow. to retrieve your data from a crashed computer. Your has not crashed but may, very soon. With so many progs malfunctioning, you may need these articles shortly.






    Prepare yourself for a reinstall of Windows. Faster and cheaper way of undoing this problem. Luckily you are on XP. Here is an article for you to follow. I have tried it out on my desktop and it works. Take my word for it.


    http://www.informationweek.com/shared/pr...

  • Rinoo Kumari Oct 17, 2010

    Your answer was incomplete as it only said that you used Ccleaner and it found... blank after this. Please clarify.

  • Rinoo Kumari Oct 17, 2010

    Chazz,
    In that case do reinstall windows following the second link I gave earlier and given again below:

    http://www.informationweek.com/shared/pr...

    Please copy and paste this link to the address box in IE or whatever you use. I can assure that your data would be safe if you follow it verbatim.

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