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IE 11 tools issue

  1. #21


    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    No, the bar below should be removed, not the actual method to do searches. The one that says eightforums while reading this should be the one you use and keep. You use that to look up things, or to find websites. you can type anything you want in there.

    Also, my post above has been updated.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 27
    win 8 64 bit


    Gotcha. Yes i have CCleaner but don't use very offen. I tried installing avast, but it wouldn't open, some dll was missing. So i figured i'd uninstall and then reinstall and now i have this for about 10 mins

    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger versionThis is become ridiculous. Might just need to dump it all, and reinstall. I did a clean install of win 8 to a new SSD, figured i was doing the right thing. Maybe not ready for this 8.1 beta stuff.
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  3. #23


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    No no, it is just that some of your problems are showing through suddenly.

    8.1 is out of beta. You should, however, have the proper drivers installed for it though. I didn't see that as a problem because your symptoms didn't seem to match, but if you are worried about it, go to your computer manufacturer's website to install the newest drivers for 8.1. You may not be able to if installations on your machine are being prevented.

    I want to stress that registry cleaners can be dangerous, and shouldn't be used. Ccleaner is the best one I've encountered, however, and it does more than just clean the registry. So if you know very well what you are doing when you clean your registry, use that program over any other. But I still think it may be too dangerous to use, but I leave it to you. The registry will never become such a problem that you are forced to clean it. The benefit is minimal, but the cost of failure may be your OS installation

    I've asked for extra help, so it isn't a lost cause. If at any time you decide you would like to reinstall or repair install due to time constraints, feel free, and I can post tutorials on how. But I have all the time in the world to help you, so I won't give up if you don't, unless I run out of ideas

    Looks like some new problems are popping up, so I may have more ideas, but it will take time
    Talk to you in a bit, I've got some real life stuff to do before I can post back again
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  4. #24


    Posts : 27
    win 8 64 bit


    Click image for larger versionnew issue, look at the icons.
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  5. #25


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post

    I've asked for extra help, so it isn't a lost cause.

    Looks like some new problems are popping up, so I may have more ideas, but it will take time
    Talk to you in a bit, I've got some real life stuff to do before I can post back again
    I'll try to help.

    Maybe running SFC & DISM might help.

    Here they are in a batch file.
    Download it & right click it & click Properties & Unblock it.
    Then right click it & choose Run as administrator.
    Both scans might take 2 hours to finish.
    Keep an eye on them.
    When DISM finishes you need to press any key for SFC to start.
    DISM hangs on 20% for a long time.
    Be patient.

    Repair.bat
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  6. #26


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Alrighty,

    use the SFC scan via this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    You can disable and then enable IE to see if it helps at all. You will have to restart after turning off, and then after turning back on: Install or uninstall Internet Explorer - Microsoft Windows
    We tried it, but it may be worth going over again
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  7. #27


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Hey mate,
    Got some response from people and I'm ready to take a second (or third?) shot at this. I plan to list this out in 2 sections: Optional and Recommended - this will give you more choice in which action you take. These may take time, and I will be going over previous items to ensure everything was covered. Hop-two-three-four!

    OPTIONAL: you might consider doing this - benefits:
    1. Remove 8GadgetPack - Your CPU monitor is included in win8 in TaskManager's Performance tab, so as far as I can tell, the program isn't needed. This feature was recommended to be disabled by Microsoft because of a major security flaw. I do not know how this app functions with windows and whether or not it has such a flaw at the moment
    2. Remove 123copydvdplatinum / imgburn / vso convertxtodvd - Don't they do the same thing? you can burn CDs/DVDs within windows as an fyi. Did you need a specific feature of each of these programs? I would be very careful with the use of these.
    3. BlueStacks App Player / Notification Center - What are they? If they have to do with apps on your computer, are they really necessary?
    4. Remove Ccleaner - Not important to have, and dangerous (though less than some) if you remove something you shouldn't. Usually it is pretty good at suggesting issues that do not hurt your computer, but extreme caution still needs to be exercised if kept
    5. Remove Java - Most applications do not require java to run. It is also a security risk on your computer. If you need it, keep it. If not, take it out
    6. Remove pdf995 - if you have adobe reader installed, do you need this app installed that is much less known, and therefore more risky?

    RECOMMENDED: If I were you, this would be top priority:
    1. REMOVE: google toolbar for IE, Driver Booster, LastPass, Registry Recycler, RoboForm, TAP-Windows - From what I can tell, these do not help, and if anything, will slow down or hinder the functionality of your computer. From what I can tell means that I looked them up, and what I saw was not cool. I know about google toolbar personally - Explanation: you can search without the google toolbar, any driver updates should be done manually instead of through 3rd party applications, bad registry program, IE remembers passwords and you don't need a program for that, what in the blazes is TAP-WINDOWS?
    2. Update all programs that you keep on your computer to the latest versions. Ususally you can update them from the 'help' dropdown menu within the program.
    3. DISABLE any java add-on for all browsers. It is a security risk condemned by the US government. Only enable as needed, or disable/remove the add-on (different than the actual program listed in OPTIONAL)
    4. More to come about fixes for your computer, but I wanted to post this up so you can begin
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  8. #28


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Alrighty,

    use the SFC scan via this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    You can disable and then enable IE to see if it helps at all. You will have to restart after turning off, and then after turning back on: Install or uninstall Internet Explorer - Microsoft Windows
    We tried it, but it may be worth going over again
    Go ahead and try the SFC scans again. In addition, use your spybot search/destroy to scan your computer after updating it. I would consider your computer free of malware after that, but someone else may have a suggestion.

    The things that are left - consider malware broke something, or consider an installed program broke something. A broken registry is too difficult to repair with my skills.

    Ensure that ALL IE add-ons except adobe are disabled, until we can find the problem. UNINSTALL any toolbar. If avast attempts to enable its add-on, disable it. You do not need it right now. Reset IE again.. using the words of the good Capt. Jack:
    Next steps which used to fix almost all the issues with Internet Explorer is to reset the Intenet explorer to Default Settings
    1. Close any Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer windows that
    are currently open.
    2. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button ,
    and then clicking Internet Explorer.
    3. Click the Tools button, and then
    click Internet Options.
    4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click
    Reset.
    5. Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would like to
    remove browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, and
    InPrivate Filtering data. [Me: - actually checking this box fixed an issue for me, but removes everything stated here]
    6. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog
    box, click Reset.
    7. When Internet Explorer finishes applying default
    settings, click Close, and then click OK.
    8. Close Internet
    Explorer.

    Your changes will take effect the next time you open Internet
    Explorer.

    +
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  9. #29


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Don't give up! Follow these posts exactly, and please please don't skip anything. Sometimes when you install free programs off the internet, malware or PUPs are included. These will bog down your system and sometimes prevent things from functioning. In addition, cheaply made applications, such as registry cleaners, can do even more damage by reaching deep into the bowels of your computer and cutting out what they perceive to be a bad spot. To continue the analogy, either they do not patch up their work, or they cut the wrong part, causing internal damage. Bad for computer lives all around us.

    This is the part I personally hate because it takes loads of time... To test applications to see whether they conflicting or not, follow this tutorial: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums

    This is different than a refresh, which did not work for you. First, restart your computer. If it still has problems, consider repairing.
    Read the tutorial to make sure you know what it does before you begin: Repair Install Windows 8

    Failing that, I would strongly urge a complete reinstall, after saving all important files, favorites, etc.
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  10. #30


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    If you want a clean, smoothly running computer, only install trusted applications. Need to watch movies? VLC player works great! Some of the items you have are somewhat questionable, especially concerning media. If ever you would like program suggestions for a need, or do not know about a program, don't hesitate to ask on any forum -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sevenforums - Eightforums

    Stay safe! Keep all drivers, programs, and windows updated. Is your motherboard a Gigabyte Z87-D3HP? This is where you'll want to go for drivers: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-Z87-D3HP (rev. 1.x)

    fin

    Hopefully I managed to help you some. I'd be happy to answer as well as I can any question you pose. I don't mean to burn you out, this is quite a bit

    Also, I'm getting sleepy. Whenever that happens, I become hard to understand lol
    Last edited by DustSailor; 25 Feb 2014 at 00:37.
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