Internet Explorer playing up

  spy007 10:25 16 Aug 2011
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A strange thing happened tonight. I was using my Acer laptop (Vista), and at some point I noticed that I couldn’t access certain web pages – these are business & work pages that I use often, & most are in my Favourites – as well as my home page of Google. When I clicked on a site, it would pop up for a millisecond, as though it was trying to load, but didn’t quite make it. My father advised looking at ‘About I.E’ when I could, & I did notice that it’s version 7. I was certain it was at least version 8. He also suggested that I try a Restore, but this brings me on to another problem, that I have had for quite a while. My machine won’t install a ‘restore point’. It doesn’t do it automatically,,,, it doesn’t do it manually. I’ve never been able to run a restore.

In the meantime, I was able to access sites using the Quick Start folder. After this, things went back to normal. This may or may not be coincidental.

Q1/ Any idea what happened with IE ? Did I do something wrong ? Was there a glitch with IE ?

Q2/ How do I put Restore points on the machine ?

Many thanks

  birdface 11:18 16 Aug 2011

Click on the Fix it button.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

Make sure system restore is turned on.

Right click my computer.properties.System restore should be ticked or unticked cant remember what but it should tell you.

  spy007 22:26 23 Aug 2011

Thanks BM.

I'm running VISTA.

Tried following your advice "R click etc,,, " but couldn't get to System Restore that way.

The Support link is for IE-8. I didn't realise at the time, but I was only running v7.

I did manage to log on-line long enough to download v9I.E, which I assumed would automatically put a restore point - but it didn't.

I still don't have any restore points and I don't recall ever seeing them since buying the machine some years ago.

I'm still having problems,,,, most of the time I can't get on-line. Another computer in the house is totally fine on the same router, so I'm ruling that out.

At the moment, I don't like IE9 - maybe just needs getting used to after using 7 all this time.

Am thinking of trying Foxfire, but I don't think that will help my actual problem.

Any more ideas please ?

cheers

  birdface 09:24 24 Aug 2011

It applies to all versions of Internet Explorer.So all you have to do is run the Fix it.

System restore.

All programs.Accessories.System tools.System restore.You cam make a new restore point.

In the meantime download and run Firefox.Always handy to have a back up browser in case something goes wrong.

Try Tools.Internet Options.programs and make sure I/E is the default web browser.

Not connecting to the Internet maybe a different problem but I am sure someone can help you with that.

Sometimes if you have malware on your computer it can stop system restore from working.So maybe give MalwareBytes a run to see if it finds any problems.

Just press the Download Now button and it gives you a fortnights trial of the pro version then reverts to the free version.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

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