internet Explorer/outlook Express problem

  anniecat 10:17 05 Jun 2004

Has anyone had this problem and if so can someone help solve it
I thought my keyboard was acting up when everytime I hit the
spacebar when typing an email it would then try to, or it would
close the mail. Next I discovered everytime I hit the spacebar
when typing words into Explorer browser it would clear the bar.
but when I typed in word pad or word it worked fine so I guess
this is an Internet Explorer malfunction. I have typed this message
in notepad and pasted it into PCAs message box. The only thing
that is happening in the notepad programme is when I hit the delete key
it inserts a semi colon to the left of the letter I have deleted and
the cursor.

can anyone help please this is driving me nuts. I've tried re
downloading IE6 over the top of the existing one but it hasn't
made any difference. O/S is 98SE

  MichelleC 11:02 05 Jun 2004

If it is an ie/oe prob try taking it back to an earlier version; add/remove, hit delete, choose revert to ealier version, reboot. Also the repair option rarely works but is worth a try.

  anniecat 11:27 05 Jun 2004

Thanks MichelleC, Tried both your suggestions but it's still the same.

  MichelleC 11:52 05 Jun 2004

Ie/oe is part of os, so try RUN/, type sfc and pop in 98 disc and change any corrupt system files (note all changed files will show). I assume you've run av and spyware detectors.

  anniecat 13:51 05 Jun 2004

I only have a system recovery disc because 98se came already installed in the computer when I bought it new. Can I do what you've suggested with the recovery disc ?

  Stuartli 14:03 05 Jun 2004

Try just running System File Checker (SFC) from RUN first.

  anniecat 15:01 05 Jun 2004

Sorry that didn't work either. It's getting a real pain having to use notepad to type messages then copy/pasting them.. GRRRR!!!

  Amss81 15:54 05 Jun 2004

Explorer has been giving up a lot of problems lately, what i would advise is to try and download it from scratch from miscrosofts website. I would advise that you try another web browser eg netscape as well and see what the results will be.

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