32 bit IE stability

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by jdrusch, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. jdrusch

    jdrusch Guest

    Does anyone else have a problem where 32 bit IE just quits. Most of the
    time I get no indication there was any kind of error, IE just goes
    away. 64 bit IE doesn't seem to have this problem. My system seems
    completely stable other than this 1 problem (no problems in memtest+ or
    prime95---no overclocking, but i've been testing because of this weird

    I can reproduce this problem reliably at drudgereport.com -- i think
    its some of the ads on that site, and the news sites that are linked to
    that cause my browser to crash. If I let my browser sit on that page
    for awhile, it will quit. Refreshing a bunch of times also generally
    causes it. Usually I just click the news links, read, and use the back
    button to get back, and IE just quits. Sometimes I have to open a new
    browser and copy the link shortcut there to even get to a site because
    every time I click it, IE just decides to go away.

    I have a friend who says his 32 bit IE is crashing in the exactly the
    same way, but I'm also am running x64 on my work machine and 32 bit IE
    is very stable there.

    This is a fresh install. No spyware utilities running yet. I am running
    a trial of nod32, but I tried uninstalling that and testing again.
    jdrusch, Jul 22, 2006
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  2. jdrusch

    JoshR Guest

    Go figure. As soon as I post a message here I find the problem and
    solution :) I disabled the flash active x control and everything became
    stable. I then reenabled flash and upgrade to flash 9 and everything is
    all good now. I guess there's either a bug in flash6 or bad
    embed/object tags. Probably just flash 6 trying to run a flash 8 file
    or something.
    JoshR, Jul 22, 2006
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  3. Flash in general can be a problem. One of the things I like a lot about
    64bit IE is that I have no flash with it. Yes, it's a nuisance when it's a
    site I actually want to see the flash on. But the number of times that
    happens can be counted on the fingers of one hand in a month. IOW, I wish
    sites would just stop wasting their time, money, and energy on flash and
    spend their time on actual value to the users and consumers.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 22, 2006
  4. jdrusch

    DP Guest

    Yes. The Internet is trying to be the New TV.

    One thing I wish is that 64-bit IE had a button that you could click to
    switch you to 32-bit IE when you hit one of those sites where you really do
    want to see the flash. Can't they just build that in as a option?
    It does it when you try to access Windows Update from IE 64.
    Now, all you can do is copy the url from the address bar, open 32-bit IE and
    paste it into that address bar.
    DP, Jul 22, 2006
  5. jdrusch

    Peter Lawton Guest

    I can really recomend FlashSwitch www.flashswitch.com - it's free and runs
    great on x64 windows too :)

    Peter Lawton
    Peter Lawton, Jul 22, 2006
  6. jdrusch

    JoshR Guest

    I don't mind flash so much as long as it doesn't prevent me from
    getting to the content I need as fast as possible. Flash intros are
    always terrible. Flash designers also have a tendency to sacrifice
    usability for flashiness when doing things like navigation in flash.

    I'm fine with it being used in ads I'll never click or even look
    at--well as long as they don't crash my browser...
    JoshR, Jul 22, 2006
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