OT - strange IE behaviour

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 09:32
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Have a very strange problem....
when using IE (ver 6.0.2900) with this site I have encountered something very strange.
I open IE and it goes to Google (home page)
I then click on favourites and then saved link forum @ explor oz

If I close down IE (eg hit the red X) before it has had time to get and open up EO I get the mouse curser hand plus eggtimer and then up pops all these window IE pages (google home page) all trying to access the forum @ explore oz...some 40 or 50 windows open up and eventually they all close sometimes bringing up the message "IE has encounterd a problem and must close"

Have tried it with other sites and they dont do it...only appears to be this site. If I dont close down IE while it is trying to get here everything seems okay..its only happens when I close IE while it is getting the page.

I am on cable and behind a netgear router so I connected directly to cable modem and it still did it.

anyone got any ideas?...
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 09:50

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 09:50
Have you noticed how strange things aways happen to strange people....ROTFLMAO
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 09:54

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 09:54
Clean out your cookies and temp internet files and try again.



sounds like its full of crap and a good clean out should fix it.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:06

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:06
Willem....I wasnt asking you...lol

thanks Graham i'll try that
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:19

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:19
nope, that didnt work Graham
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:54

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:54
Graham, when are you going to learn to post in the correct box...LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 14:51

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 14:51
Dont get u, where should I post In the Express or regular box



LOL
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 16:59

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 16:59
Graham

If you intended to reply to MN1 post, then you should have clicked Post Reply

But you Posted Follow-up to my Post Reply.

Oh dear...................................
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 18:21

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 18:21
Very sorry Willem I have had the wife beat me with a wet teatowl to make me remember.


At least I stuck to the subject unlike some who conduct an old mates catch up that are off topic on some posts .

Not referring to you by the way.
Cheers
G
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 18:28

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 18:28
Graham,

Stop sucking up to Willem, it's embarassing. Spill the beans on these dastardly ne'er do wells who dare to go 'off topic'

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 18:40

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 18:40
LOL
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:28

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:28
Upgrade to IE7, or use Firefox.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:43

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:43
I use firefox ....sometimes
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:50

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:50
I use firefox ..... but that has issues sometimes as well and i am trying to sort out whats causing those.....takes forever to open pages sometimes and others it is really quick, again only notice it with this site

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:50

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:50
I use firefox ..... but that has issues sometimes as well and i am trying to sort out whats causing those.....takes forever to open pages sometimes and others it is really quick, again only notice it with this site

even submitting this took ages

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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . . (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 15:32

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 15:32
So what about a complete hard-drive reformat and reload from scratch ??

I see your two messages above both have the same time stamp: "Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 08:50"
could not be too slow :-))

Mainey . . .
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 16:57

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 16:57
but the last line was added after
see its was too slow
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Reply By: Boobook2 - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:36

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:36
You possibly have a virus and it is forcing you to a fake google.

Do the ads look strange?
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:51

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:51
CA says I dont,
everything looks normal
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 11:09

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 11:09
I had a similar problem a few weeks ago .... after I did a windows update on XP. Are you running XP? I didn't have a virus. It is definitely related to harware/software conflict. Try another update from Microsoft; if it doesn't cure it you will have to update to IE7 and get all the updates, otherwise it will happen again. Either that, or return your operating system back to a "saved point" about 3 days prior to the conflict happening and don't do any more windows updates. I did find that the conflict was mostly on this site, and on sites with a similar layout to EO (eg. multi layering of data etc.) Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 17:15

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 17:15
I dont do updates for XP...they can get stoofed. Last time I did an update and had a video card failure later i had to reregister XP as it detected major hardware changes (which wasnt there under sp2..only came in after sp2)...since then i have new comp and sp2 only installed.

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Reply By: Gramps - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:31

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:31
Get yourself a new laptop that you can lock away somewhere and KEEP THE BLOODY KIDS OFF IT

hahahahahahaha

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 13:02

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 13:02
Strange that you dont see any kids saying they are having probs with Grandads laptop.
Usually they are the ones to ask to fix them.

Most computer problems are caused by the connection between the chair and the mouse.

Think about it.

ROFL
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 13:12

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 13:12
Graham,

MN1's been there before with kids and computers. He is a serial offender as such.

Also, some grandads know more than the kids :)))

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 17:09

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 17:09
yep i know more than the kids..they only know how to stuff it up, and when it goes kaput they ask me "whats wrong with it dad"?

i dont think it was them as some strange things have been happening of late...like pages very slow to load as i said above but only seems to be EO

also, i run quicken share analyser and sometimes the downloads wont work via the wireless router....works ok everytime when i connect direct to modem but only occurs only sometimes when connected (by wire ) to router. I have been disconnecting the firewall in router to test router etc etc but problem is erratic, sometimes the downloads work sometimes they dont.
the router sends the wireless signal for computers in house.......maybe these problems are somehow related...this problem with EO happens even when connected dirct to modem so its not the router
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 19:21

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 19:21
Member No 1

Why don't you copy the Forum shortcut in favorites to the desktop, then drag it into the quick Launch bar, "1 click and your gone" .
I been using Opera lately, seems better than Firefox.

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 07:39

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 07:39
Can I do that..... legally?
why hasnt someone told me before thats its allowed
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Reply By: Ray - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 09:17

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 09:17
I have had simular expiriences. I had Mozila Firefox at the time but since deleting it the problem had gone away
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