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Internet explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close.... aaaarrrhhhh

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mooseloose Mon 07-Sep-09 18:59:04

Ds installed the newer internet explorere 8 and i think this is what is causing me no end of problems.

For example i am trying to get a quote for car insurance on Tesco, and click 'get quote here', which obviously requires a new window to open, but the page header then says 'not responding' and comes up with the box that says 'interenet explorer has encounted a peoblem and needs to close.

Its like if i come on here and click threads i am on, it would go down, but if i log in first its ok.

I cant have two web pages open at once.

I have disabled my firewall and that makes not one jot of difference.

Driving me mad cos i need sort my car insurance now.

Please can anyone help.

thank youuu

mooseloose Mon 07-Sep-09 18:59:47

oh and i have tried system restore to an earlier date, and it says it cant - have tried about 3 dates now.

CrapDad Mon 07-Sep-09 19:46:22

The simplest solution would be to get firefox. It's much stabler and a lot less temperamental.

mooseloose Mon 07-Sep-09 20:39:39

Is it the firewall do you think then? It made no difference on or off. Never happened before the new Int Exp 8 went on. I'm not very techie I'm afraid!

I have pop ups blocked, and if I take that off, it still wont let it work.

CrapDad Tue 08-Sep-09 11:51:25

A lot of people have been experiencing problems with IE8. Personally I've not used IE in years, and I doubt the firewall would be causing a browser crash. I still recommend getting firefox.

KnickersandVests Tue 08-Sep-09 11:54:13

I second what crapdad says. I never use IE, it's sooo slow compared to Mozilla.

Forget it ever existed and get Mozilla Firefox instead smile

midnightexpress Tue 08-Sep-09 11:55:30

Yep, Mozilla Firefox all the way.

mooseloose Tue 08-Sep-09 20:43:20

Thanks - I will 'google' it cos I have heard of it but no idea what it is!

MaLopez Tue 08-Sep-09 20:45:14

Firefox here. If it crashes(rarely) you have the option to restore your session so you lose nothing.

mooseloose Tue 08-Sep-09 23:00:36

Hi, have just uninstalled Internet explorer 8, and guess 7 is back on! Anyway it's working and I have managed now to get a quote for my car insurance and its £100 cheaper - so very pleased!

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