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After starting my pc I click on Internet Explorer and nothing happens. After several attempts it starts and works normally. When I try to shut down the pc I get a message ""End program iexplore.exe" This program is not responding. After waiting for it to try, the "End Now" button pops up, I click on it and we go through the cycle again. Eventually, after what seems like as many cycles as it took to start IE, the machine shuts itself down. This is a real pain. I have Registry Mechanic installed and it comes up with one persistent problem that it cannot repair - HKEY-CLASSES-ROOTCLSID...lot of numbers...Inprocserver32.

Another hassle is that in "Set program access and defaults" "Custom" is always checked in the radio button even after I have previously set it to "Microsoft"

Are these problems related and can anyone advise? Thanks.

OEM pc, AMD Sempron 2600 XP Home SP2, 1 Gig RAM

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  • Richard Raynor Jul 09, 2008

    Thank you for your advice, but I wanted to sort out my Internet Explorer problem and not install something else. It should work, but it doesn't, and I would like to fix it. Thanks anyway.

  • Richard Raynor Jul 12, 2008

    Hi 24seven,

    Your suggestion didn't address my problem with Internet Explorer, so I wouldn't be able to rate it higher than Thanks for Trying. Would that be helpful to you?


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You can junk the IE for an extremely popular browser called Mozilla Firefox. Next time IE is up and running download firefox at : look for the DOWNLOAD button.
you will be asking yourself "why haven't I done this long ago?"
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    ok...can you rate me as high as possible then?


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