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IE8 needs to close after launching

"Keith" <> wrote in message
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> IE8 has suddenly started giving the following error:
> <
> Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are
> sorry for the inconvenience.
> If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working
> on might be lost.
> For more information about this error click here

>>

> and the ‘click here’ gives:
> <
> Error signature
> AppName: iexplore.exe…..AppVer: 8.0.6001.18702…..ModName: ntdll.dll
> ModVer 5.1.2600.5755….Offset: 0002cede
>>

> Clicking the ‘Close’ button terminates IE8.
>
> I’ve Googled the error but none of the suggested solutions have worked. As
> this PC started life pre SP1, I have not risked a
> repair-using-original-WinXP cd as this machine has all Microsoft updates
> applied
> .
> Moving the error message around a web page allows the page to be read –
> IE8
> seem to work.
>
> The only ‘sensible’ option appears to be to download Firefox, unless
> someone
> here has a solution.
>
> Keith
>
After posting realised I didn’t say:
Win XP Home, SP3.
And launching IE 8 with ‘(No add-ons)’ did not solve the problem.
Keith

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