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My laptop has got XP SP2 installed. More and more, Internet Explorer has been crashing/not starting properly. This is has been happening A LOT when:


- posting emoticons on this forum


- adding/uploading images onto my ebay listings


 Any ideas on what the root of the problem is and how to solve this?


 


Second problem/question: Is it safe to update to XP SP3? I don't want more problems afterwards and would rather stick to SP2 for now, unless of course the newer one is "trouble free" (yeah, right...).

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Re: 2 geeky questions: IE crashing under XP, etc.

Quit using IE and use Firefox, Safari, Opera, Maxthon2 or Google Chrome all a LOT better than IE. I would recommend Opera and Safari although Firefox is very popular.

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NickD2544:
Quit using IE and use Firefox, Safari, Opera, Maxthon2 or Google Chrome all a LOT better than IE. I would recommend Opera and Safari although Firefox is very popular.


Thanks Nick.


I knew someone would come and recommend me to change browsers. I actually like the way most sites look in IE. Safari, which I also use, doesn't look right somehow with most sites.

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Re: 2 geeky questions: IE crashing under XP, etc.
momo72:

My laptop has got XP SP2 installed. More and more, Internet Explorer has been crashing/not starting properly. This is has been happening A LOT when:


- posting emoticons on this forum


- adding/uploading images onto my ebay listings


 Any ideas on what the root of the problem is and how to solve this?


 


Second problem/question: Is it safe to update to XP SP3? I don't want more problems afterwards and would rather stick to SP2 for now, unless of course the newer one is "trouble free" (yeah, right...).


I personally have updated to SP3 and not had any problems that I know of relating to this upgrade.
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Re: 2 geeky questions: IE crashing under XP, etc.

Thought Chrome was leakier than a sieve , anyway why not put on IE8  RC1 and see how that goes. Unless you are doing anything particulary unusual with your PC loading SP3 shouldnt pose any major issues , seems to want permissions reset on some system files sometimes but it fails and tells you and you can download a Microsoft PGM that does reset then you just do install again.  

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Re: 2 geeky questions: IE crashing under XP, etc.

self edit. The HTML on the site has suddenly gone bananas so I have removed my update.

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chebby:
self edit. The HTML on the site has suddenly gone bananas so I have removed my update.



Bananas how?

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Like an Apple Wink

 

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Like an Apple Wink

 



Works fine on this one Big Smile

Serious question though, now it's my job....

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Seriously? I can't imagine an apple that goes bananas.

I guess it's like a lizard that likes painting. Unimaginable.

 

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Hi,

Is an apple going bananas like the Development Manager for Haymarket Digital Media going ape coz nobody will tell him the fault?

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

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See I knew my new sig would make people go 'oooOOOooo'. I was *told* to, ok?!?!?!

Wink

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Re: 2 geeky questions: IE crashing under XP, etc.

Test bold


Test underline


Test italic


Test strike


I am not seeing the underline working.


Last night I typed a couple of (hopefully) helpful paragraphs about running chkdsk /r  and everything after the first bold came out bold despite the HTML containing the correctly placed statements to end bold.


It made the whole thing look a mess.


Also when I insert a URL into the 'insert/edit link' box (in 'link URL' field) and insert the 'title' in the title field, the title never appears. I have to go into HTML and overtype the title in manually  (the site HTML inserts a duplicate of the URL whatever I put in the title field.)


http://www.pmc-speakers.com/imgResize.php?img=images/products/147ceb3486d428_imgResize.jpg


See? That should say 'Clicky'. I typed clicky into the title field and hit 'insert'.


I can do it manually by altering the HTML myself...


clicky




Standard set-up here. XP Pro SP3 with most recent updates and Firefox 3.0.7

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Re: 2 geeky questions: IE crashing under XP, etc.
chebby:

Test bold


Test underline


Test italic


Test strike


I am not seeing the underline working.


Last night I typed a couple of (hopefully) helpful paragraphs about running chkdsk /r  and everything after the first bold came out bold despite the HTML containing the correctly placed statements to end bold.


It made the whole thing look a mess.


Also when I insert a URL into the 'insert/edit link' box (in 'link URL' field) and insert the 'title' in the title field, the title never appears. I have to go into HTML and overtype the title in manually  (the site HTML inserts a duplicate of the URL whatever I put in the title field.)


http://www.pmc-speakers.com/imgResize.php?img=images/products/147ceb3486d428_imgResize.jpg


See? That should say 'Clicky'. I typed clicky into the title field and hit 'insert'.


I can do it manually by altering the HTML myself...


clicky


Standard set-up here. XP Pro SP3 with most recent updates and Firefox 3.0.7



See -two days into the job and its all going err pear shaped.

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Re: 2 geeky questions: IE crashing under XP, etc.

Just testing from the iMac (with Firefox 3.0.7)

http://www.pmc-speakers.com/

Same here too. That should say 'clicky'

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I know this has been asked before, but I've always done the less-than-letter-b-greater-than palaver like this. Where is this formatting toolbar - is it a forum option?

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