IE8, OUTLOOK EXPRESS 6 , XP diagnostics.??? RRS feed

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  • What forum(s) is (are) the best for solving these kind of problems?  I was evicted from VINE for posting there.  I posted there because I didn't know what the VINE forum was for, so I tried it.
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:59 PM

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  • Is your problem specific to IE8, OE or Windows XP? Did you try another browser, mail client or OS? 
    It would be better to find out which one to blame first, otherwise you may end up in a wrong forum.

    MSMVP VC++
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:21 AM
  • Sorry for the delay in responding to your offer for assistance.  I will
    assume that I can post my problems here and possibly receive help.

    Here is my configuration:
     Recent WINDOWS XP installation from scratch to rid
        an aggressive malicious program from my system.
     ATIVA wireless adapter card.  Only the driver is installed.
     SP3,  IE8.  I uninstalled IE8 and the
        symptoms persist when IE6 is active
     WINDOWS LIVE OneCare security software.  I
        also removed the SW and the symptons persist.
     Driver recovery disk from a previous
        WINDOWS XP incarnation

    Here are my symtoms::
     When I close the EXPLORER window, the system issues
        an "EXPLORER has encountered a problem and MUST
        close" diagnostic.  The system offers an option to report
        the problem to MS without any apparent improvement.
     I am unable to fill the "to:" EMAIL field from an
        address book entry.  I use MYBLUELIGHT.
     After discovering that problems persist when IE6 is active,
        the system chokes when I try to download IE8 from MS
        after selecting XP as my OS.  I was able to reinstall IE8
        without downloading by using the MS UPDATE site.
     OUTLOOK EXPRESS 6 chokes when I send a message of less
        than 100 characters with a "message too large" diagnostic.

    I can't recall other problems that I may have  encountered.   I am sure my system has other
    problems.  I strongly suspect that the driver recoery disk as my problem, but I don't know
    how to reverse its installation with out starting all over with a new WINDOWS XP installation.

    Friday, May 29, 2009 12:32 AM
  • Looks like the problem is independent from IE version. Post into a Windows XP newsgroup.
    MSMVP VC++
    Friday, May 29, 2009 3:04 AM
  • I stumbled upon your IE8 issue and I wanted to ask if you have resolved it yet.  I recently had a new hard drive I installed on my Dell; the original drive has some bad sectors.  The new drive has a fresh Win XP installed; the shop also installed IE8.  I getting similar error messages - when I launch IE8, after it loads, it provides the same message and exits.  It does this consistently with any web sight using IE8.

    Now, I also have Mozilla Firefox installed as an alternative web browser and this launches withou issues; Firefox is running on the new hard drive and reinstalled XP.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.

    Monday, June 8, 2009 11:14 PM