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WhtDove
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0 posted 11-15-2000 10:38 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Help in IE 5. I'm having a problem, and I don't even know where to begin to fix it.

Ever since updating IE to the 5.5, I've been getting that illegal operation notice. Thing is it usually comes up when I'm shutting it down.


(and the following seems to be happening after I updated AOL to 6.0)...
When I'm using IE and I'm on ICQ, and I click the URL thing to send to someone, it should or has, automatically filled itself in. UNTIL lately that is. It won't do that anymore.  And also, if someone copies the url into a message and sends it to me, when I click on the link, the little hand thing just flashes, it won't do anything. In other words it WON'T open the URL.  

I can right click on it and choose to open in another browser window, but that fails to work as well.

I should point out here too that I am very LOW on memory. I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not??

Any ideas? suggestions? something that might help?
RainbowGirl
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1 posted 11-15-2000 05:49 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hiya Dovey        

First off AOL 6 is still buggy as hell....go back to using 4/5...for the moment until they have resolved most of the conflicts.

IE5.5...Yikes...Bain of my life..*g*  If you install IE5.5 on a fresh system, i.e. if you FDisked it isn't too bad but to upgrade over an existing system and AOL is not a good move in my opinion....Having said that, it doesn't solve your dilemma...so:

If you're going to remove AOL 6 and revert to 5 or 4 (I use 4) ensure that you copy all downloads from the default path in AOL directory to another directory on your harddrive..         I'm not sure if you can go backwards with email but to be safe, copy your personal filing cabinet to another directory, when you reinstall an older version it should check to see what you already have and move it across to the new install...not always so, hence the copy.


I personally haven't had any problems with ICQ and I did upgrade IE over an earlier version but many bugs and dll's that already reside on your system can cause conflict, hence my suggestion of a fresh clean system...but, only do that if you have all necessary drivers and a backup of everything but most importantly a reboot disk, without that reboot disk if you haven't copied your cd rom drivers into autoexec.bat and config.sys you will be without a cd rom and your only option then is to use floppies, or, find someone who can sort your mess out...and it will be a mess..*g*

These days, systems come with every remedy so long as you leave it all alone... LOL

I would suggest that you post a few more details about your configuration, by that I mean do you have 1 or more partitions?  Do you have a cd rom and is your software mostly on cd's or floppies? Do you have all existing drivers for your hardware, i.e. displays system, monitor, cd rom etc etc?  If not you need to prepare and have these available to you...most can be downloaded from the various manufacturers but you should have them in any case...

Now, an attempt at resolving your problem...


Try repairing your copy of IE, to do that, go to:

Start
Control Panel
Add/Remove programs
Choose Microsoft IE5.5 and tools from the list
choose add/remove and you should get a menu up asking if you wish to add/remove a component, repair IE or go back to the original configuration, choose repair, it will do its own thing and when it's finished (about 2 minutes) it will tell you you need to reboot and most likely will do so for you...that's the most effective method to try first....

If the above doesn't help, try reinstalling ICQ, but you need to backup your ICQ files up first, not knowing what media you will be using I can't tell you a step by step solution and I know your floppy drive is misbehaving, so what other options do you have, do you have a cd-writer or tape back-up? If all that criteria is covered reinstall ICQ.


The memory issue, can you do a Control, ALT and Delete, *once only* you will need to press all those keys together, if you press those keys all at the same time *twice* you will simply reboot your system..*g*...If you succeed and press those keys once only you should get up what is called the Task Manager, can you make a list of all the programs it lists as running in the Task Manager for me?..You may be running unnecessary programs which will  gradually reduce your available resources but I need to know what they are first as some may be paramount to the running of your system and software...ok?

Lastly, do you use the built in AOL browser?  If so, I recommend that you install a separate copy of IE whichever version and use that, much faster...if you need to know how, I can talk you through..

Sorry, this seems so long winded but could be so many reasons and I'm trying to cover the most obvious ones to me...      


I have to see how this reads so if I post and you're on, wait till I say Edit: Complete...LOL

OK, Edit and complete ...sorry if it seems complex, feel free to post all info and I'll do whatever I can to help..  

HUSG




[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 11-15-2000).]
WhtDove
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2 posted 11-15-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Phew! Cindy you're great!!

Ok, first I will go in the control panel and try to fix IE that way.
I am using the aol version of IE right now, because the real IE is the one screwing up.
It was doing the URL's and everything it should before aohell 6 came along.

So I will try that and see if that fixes that problem.

As for backing up anything my A drive is just gone! Not working at all, so I need to go get a new one. Most of my software is by disc.  I've already once formatted the hard drive, last year as a matter of fact.


As for aohell, when I downloaded version 6, doesn't that override the existing copies?
How do I go back to 5? How do I just uninstall the latest version?

Ok, I'll try the IE thing and let you know if that solved the problem on it.

Thanks doll!!!
WhtDove
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3 posted 11-15-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

And what's Alexia or Alexa for IE?
Can I delete that??
WhtDove
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4 posted 11-15-2000 08:49 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Hey Cindy, it worked! I did the 'most effective method,' LOL, and it worked!

I can get URL's now, and WOW!

mmmmwwwwwaaaahhhh!
HUGz HUGz HUGz    THANKS CINDY!

That's one problem solved!!          
Christopher
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5 posted 11-15-2000 09:42 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

quote:
First off AOL 6 is still buggy as hell


You mean they have versions of AOL which work?!?!
RainbowGirl
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6 posted 11-15-2000 09:44 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Good, that tells me that your existing system files were overwritten by either AOLhell (ROFLMAO) or by other software...it can happen any time you install something new but more often than not when your system shuts down unexpectedly MS built in a systems file check that should recover any files that are courrup and should replace them, if not repair IE can often resolve the problem...there are many ways to do that just as you can restore your registry should you need to but I could end up rattling your brain here..*g*

As for AOL and reinstalling an older version, sinmply feed in the original AOL disk of the version you require and it should do it all for you except of course it won't move your files to another part of your drive as I suggested asd a pre-emptive measure..


Alexa is another engine, little known as yet..
Glad you're doing ok though..
RainbowGirl
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7 posted 11-15-2000 09:53 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Chris: I hate to say this ... but ... AOL is probably the most reliable ISP in the UK right now, I purely use it as a means to connect only....and even at speeds of 44k it does what my original ISP let me down on...

But the content sucks..LOL

HUSG
WhtDove
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8 posted 11-15-2000 11:43 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Thanks again Cindy! I went out and got a new floppy drive tonight, so I'm back in business of backing up. LOL

And tomorrow I think I'll go out and get a new BIGGER hard drive. Phew!

But so far so good! Thanks doll!!
Christopher
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9 posted 11-16-2000 12:45 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

My op here (RON!!! - Techie forum??? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeasssssseeeee? I'll moderate!!!! PLeeeeeeeaaaaaaassssse???) - is to spend the $150.00 and buy yourself a CDR/RW (CD recordable drive). The discs (if you're patient and catch them on sale) avg. around .60 cents a piece and hold a LOT more information than a 1.44M floppy disk.
PhaerieChild
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10 posted 11-16-2000 08:32 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I don't believe it!! I can finally agree with Christopher!!! Yes, indeedy!!! CD/RW is the best way to go. I finally broke down and bought one and I doubt I'll ever go back to floppy.
 
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