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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Greg Hook, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Greg Hook

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    Hi

    I have a strange problem on my computer running WinME.

    If I am connected to the net, whenever I try to go into windows explorer or my computer, it crashes - not the whole system, just the explorer or my computer window - and all the icons disappear on the bottom right of the desktop and only a few reappear.

    But If I am not connected to the net I do not have this trouble at all.

    Any ideas anyone what could be causing this?

    Thanks
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    you have checked for virus/ spyware? any other programs running in background disable and see if still happens
     
  3. Greg Hook

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    I have a good virus software running and its not found anything, also I ran a spyware killer software the other day and that didn't cure the problem either.

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    well have u stopp everything running on background?
     
  5. Greg Hook

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    I will try that and let you know
     
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    i've seen this problem before

    and i think it's a common problem with Win me.

    Microsoft no longer support this operating system but you could try search their site for a fix.

    could try a google groups search as well to see how many other users have the same problem
     
  7. Greg Hook

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    Thanks for the reply Depsi.

    I will have a look on the microsoft site.

    Also they do support Win ME still and Win98 and will continue to do so until 30/6/06 for downloads, fixes etc.

    Thanks
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    Also just found out it, if I am just connected to the net without IE open, explorer and my computer work fine without crashing, but when IE is open then it crashes.

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    in add remove programs try a repair of IE. or even try load me over top
     
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    Did you sort this problem out as my mate seems to have the same happening on his computer ?
     
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    Yes I did. It involved me buying a new computer with XP on it.

    Although the above problem wasn't the reason for me buying the computer!! Needed upgrading anyway
     

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