questionsproblem: chrome & ie not working. help. please?

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Go here, choose IE and follow instructions to attempt repair of IE. Also, get the later version.

http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/

For Chrome, uninstall and re-download.

It sounds like your problems might run deeper. Have you run a good anti-virus program? Go here to download Microsoft Security Essentials.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/security-essentials-download

There are others, but I find this sufficient and non-intrusive.

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If the above dosn't work, try this thread:

http://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/chrome/5ipL9-cxNx4

I've used both of those browsers, but I'm more of a safari man. But I do miss Netscape :)

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@morriea: Thank you! I do have good anti-virus programs, including Securites & Malwarebytes. Will now try your solutions. Thanks so much!! :-)

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Have you tried turning it off then back on?
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Sorry, my inner smarta$$ got loose for a moment. Do what those ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑ guys said. :)

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@morriea: Thank you! I did the uninstall & reinstalled Chrome. It worked!. IE, will try, try again. :-( So appreciated!

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Your problem is in the title. Your using IE and Chrome. It's all about Firefox!

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@wickedd365: Gonna have to somewhat disagree. As much as I love Firefox, it's gone downhill since it's rapid release update schedule. 18 is somewhat broken. I don't use a ton of add-ons/ extensions so I haven't had too much of an issue with those, but I know there are a lot of extensions that become useless with the new version coming out every couple months.

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@thedogma: I get that. The main complaint I hear from friends is there YouTube ripping extensions and things like that.
I have 0 problems from FF, nor have I ever. But I just surf the web and torrent occasionally, so I can't say much on that.

I have used Chrome and did not like it. Sure it was faster, but not enough to get em to switch. That and it keeps pages open for weeks in the background. Hated that.

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@wickedd365: Lucky you haha. Since updating, Facebook crashes FF without fail for me. It's apparently a pretty common with 18, I posted it on FF's help section and almost 100 people have the same issue. No resolution beyond using a different browser.

I agree with you about Chrome. It's nice, but it's interface just is weird. I suppose it's something I'd eventually get used to, but my complaints are about the same as yours.

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@thedogma: Don't use Facebook so I couldn't help you with that. Sorry.

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@wickedd365: I've gotta say I don't really miss it that much.

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Just curious, did you get a new monitor, remote to this PC from onther device, or change your resolution settings?

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@bsmith1: No new monitor, wouldn't even begin to understand the 'remote' comment. :-/ Change resolution settings? - not that I know of. Not comfortable making changes, I just plod along blindly. I pretty much install the updates from Microsoft.

Have not been able to get IE 8 to work. Have given up - can't remove it...it's not listed in programs. Have read that MS no longer supports it. There's also some disclaimer about a 'packet' and how that affects IE 8. Can't change to another IE (9,10 browser); I have XP.

Am currently using Chrome. Pretty happy w/it. May end up calling my PC tech about IE. He does remote fixes.

Thanks to all who helped me w/this. MUCH appreciated!!

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@gmwhit: ok. sometimes if your resolution changes, programs will show too big to fit the screen. With IE open, you could try to maximize the window with Alt+Space+X or try to restore it to non-full size with Alt+Space+R.

Since Chrome is working, you can uninstall IE by going to add and remove programs then click add and remove windows components on the left. You find it in the list. Uncheck it and continue on through the prompts.
Then you can reinstall IE8 here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43
XP is going to be unsupported by microsoft soon. IE8 is the latest it supports.

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http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

go here and download this to clean ur registry. your computer sounds like its clog with unnecessary things.

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@bsmith1: Thanks so much for the stepXstep instructions! Finally figured out how to print it (from Chrome). ...Took me a bit, cause I'm used to having a "Print" button on the browser. Old dog; new tricks here. ;-)

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@amoraluv: I do have that. Haven't run it in a while. Thanks for the reminder!

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If IE is just closing out of nowhere, this might help. First, I will guess you have Windows 7? If so, go to Start, and in the search box type in Internet Options and select the first one. (Just in case... if XP, Start / Settings / Control Panel / Internet Options)

Go into Advanced, and scroll down a bit into the "Browsing" section and uncheck "enable third party browser extensions" - see if IE opens. If so, chances are you might want to take a look into Programs and Features / Uninstall a Program, and look for anything you aren't quite sure belongs. For questions, just Google search the various programs you aren't sure about, and uninstall those. Anything with 'Shopper" in it should be removed, or "Coupon"