Runtime Error 217 at 5003C0B5 and Many Browsers

  mcheathen 16:47 05 Oct 2012

I have two issues with my PC which might be related. It goes slow when I go on-line. When I look at what is running via taskbar I see several IE browsers some of them using up a lot of memory sometimes as much as 300,000k or more. Yet there may be only one or two in use and the tabs are not shown for those that are supposed to be running.

When I go to a different website of when a browser is closed I get the following message in a small box:

Runtime Error 217 at 5003C0B5.

Can I fix this for free or do I have to purchase a cleaner prog such as 'SpeedyPC'? which costs about £26

  Woolwell 18:48 05 Oct 2012

You do not need to pay.

Read dealing with run time error 217

  Woolwell 18:49 05 Oct 2012

It would also help if you told us your OS and which version of IE.

  mcheathen 16:30 06 Oct 2012

My OS is Windows XP home ed and IE is version 8.

  rdave13 16:47 06 Oct 2012

Also have a look at this.

  mcheathen 17:30 06 Oct 2012

I downloaded RegGenie. It detects for free, but you need to pay to have problems fixed.

  woodchip 17:36 06 Oct 2012
  mcheathen 19:34 06 Oct 2012

Problem solved. The lok Woodchip posted gave me the hint. There was an article on it which explained how a prviously installed program could be the cause of ploblem.

So I unstalled Spybot and now more more error messages.

  woodchip 19:44 06 Oct 2012


  Woolwell 20:35 06 Oct 2012

er - That was the same link that I posted yesterday.

  woodchip 21:12 06 Oct 2012

So it was, I don't tend to click on links in the forum as it may bite, if you know what i mean

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