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IE 9 Failing to Update and Crashes on Startup

Q: IE 9 Failing to Update and Crashes on Startup

I've seen similar problems while googling around but nothing has worked for me Failing on and IE Startup Update Crashes 9 to yet Running Windows x Problem I have recently come across a program that failed IE 9 Failing to Update and Crashes on Startup to work and found that it relies on IE to be fully updated and functional When trying to open IE for the first time in a while b c I use Chrome I noticed that the browser would immediately close and a new Downloads window would appear with it asking if I wanted to save my hompage htm Also possibly related all windows help dialogues now fail to load and give me the error quot Unable to download from windows Unable to open this Internet site The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found Please try again later quot Solutions Tried Tried fully updating windows and everything updated except IE saying there was an error but not listing anything specific Ran full system scan with MS Forefront and it came up clean I've tried uninstalling IE via quot Uninstall an Update quot and the bar never moved and an message was given saying that the uninstall failed but didn't give a reason Some sites then said remove it from the quot Turn Windows features on or off quot menu but when I opened that dialogue it was completely blank So that also failed Also tried going to Control Panel - gt Internet Options to reset the settings to default but whenever I click on anything under the Internet Options area nothing opens and my computer doesn't even make the 'click' noise If you can think of anything else I could try that may work I would really appreciate the help Thanks

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A: IE 9 Failing to Update and Crashes on Startup

Hello and welcome Lhasinu I am just a tad confused as to what you have installed as a browser?
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A:XFX HD 4850 clicking noise, High temp and then PC crashes

I'm having a bit of trouble following (more than likely my fault). What is the GPU fan speed during load?

If the RPM's seem normal, it could be thermal bond in the thermal paste that is broken.
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How many autoupdate programs are running in your services AND
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Hey kesler7.
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A:Replacement PSU's keeps failing

If the psu's are failing like that, chances are something is causing the issue (the odds of that many psu's failing that quickly is very low)

Test the Psu's on another system for starters to see if they are actually bad. That could at least let you make sure it's not something else causin the problem.

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astar master said:

I cannot know how the bios update so I need some help for the how the bios update.I want to install the newest driver but I can't figure out how the driver is in a .02 file and I can't make heads or tails of it can anyone help me?Click to expand...

please post the brand/model of your motherboard... I.e.: ecsg41-tm; intel dh55tc; asrock z77 extreme4
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Your CPU socket is PPGA478, P4 is the highest CPU this socket will support.

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they have bad sectors and failed SMART.Click to expand...

S.M.A.R.T. is enabled in the HD firmware. Failures at that level are purely hardware related. Such failures create bad sectors.

Q.E.D.:- the drive is just cr*p.

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The fundamentals still apply:

for every partition ?X?
chkdsk ?X? /f /r​
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a} fix all partitions
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Slick21 said:

I'm using Windows 7, a ASUS X54C Notebook and a DLink WBR-1310 router.

For some reason when I reboot my notebook, the wireless compatibility doen't want to automatically connect to my wireless access point. I have to manually click the wireless icon on the task bar to let the troubleshooter connect my notebook to the internet.

I already have the options under properties and services.msc via WLAN AutoConfig enabled to connect automatically at start up, but that doesn't seem to help.

Anyone have any ideas?Click to expand...

I don't know if this will help,but I don't think it'll hurt.
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What happens when you boot into windows with only the main monitor plugged in then plug in the second?
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How you tried replacing the cable (make sure it is straight-thru cable) or connecting to different ethernet ports?
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Please tell us more about computer brand and model, opeating system, etc.
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Replace the system board battery. Disassemble and reassemble by removing the keyboard and tracking down the cables... especially the cable to the screen. Replace the screen inverter card... which is cheap and will be needed sooner or later anyway. Remove, clean cpu cooling fan, and replace. Remove and replace the heat sink if the metal of the old one is rainbow colored from excessive heat.
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run SERVICES.MSC and verify Network Connections is enabled and autostarted.

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closed topic#163578 on this website
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A:Atheros AR9285 wireless disabled by default at startup

SOLUTION! (at least for me on my laptop)

I just had this problem when I reinstalled the OS from the OEM disc (not the factory install disc) I figured the OEM disc had a driver conflict. But I incorrectly pointed the finger at the wirless lan driver.

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A:Can't update my graphics driver on Asus UL30VT!

ASUS driver

Been to the ASUS driver download page, BUT it was blank at first try, so forced it to reload the page;
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Sounds like your hard drive has failed to me.
You need to look in the BIOS to see if it is detected.
With older Sony models, you pressed F1 as the laptop was powering up.
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When i boot up my Dell Inspiron 1545 there are two error messages one saying:

Error loading C:\Users\*****\AppData\Local\iwufuloru.dll
The specified module could not be found


Error Loading C:\Users\*****\AppData\Local\wsLeri.dll
The specified module could not be found

I looked for it through Windows Explorer but there is nothing there. Then in command prompt i tried deleting it, it said the file could not be found.

It isn't causing any defect tot the computer but it is annoying.


* That's my sisters name censored not in the actual message

A:Error loading files at startup of Dell Inspiron 1545

I don't believe either is a legitmate file. Update you virus scan and run a full scan of C:\. If that doesn't find anything then update Malwarebytes and run a full scan. If you don't have malwarebytes you can get it at:
If you find something and cannot get rid of it, take this to the forum at:

It may also be remnants of some program you removed, but I don't think so.
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A:Dell Studio 1536 HD issues after update

You will probably have to purchase a Dell restore disc for your model laptop and do a fresh install of Windows
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A:Computer crashes with fuzzy screen

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