Address bar problem



coltswood
07-09-2005, 10:04 PM
Some strange behaviour with the address bar. When I click on the drop-down
arrow at the end of the address bar to highlight previously-entered sites the
hourglass appears, IE seems to hang and the Zone Alarm icon in the Taskbar
shows a lot of Internet traffic going on.

This happened the day after XP installed an automatic update this week -
could there be any connection? Anti-virus and Spyware software up to date.

Sandi - Microsoft MVP
07-09-2005, 10:04 PM
Try clearing your history at tools\internet options\clear history button.
If you are still having problems, shut down all programmes and boot into dos
if you are using Windows 95 or 98. If using Windows ME use an appropriate
disc to access DOS. Run the following commands from the windows directory,
typically c:\windows\>

smartdrv
deltree history
deltree tempor~1

Reboot using ctrl, alt, del if using Windows 95 or 98. If using WindowsME
remember to remove the boot floppy.

Windows 2000 users will have to log in as Administrator to be able to delete
the folders in question directly from within Windows Explorer.

Windows XP users will be able to delete the folders from within Windows
Explorer as well, though they may need to log in as Administrator.


NOTE:

Different operating systems use different paths to the history, temporary
internet files and cookies folders. Check your system to make sure that you
are using the correct path for your machine. For example, you may find your
folders are located at ...\documents and settings\{identity}\{dir} or
similar.


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"coltswood" <coltswood@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D2EFE2D8-63A2-40F5-8916-453AED8A78B7@microsoft.com...
> Some strange behaviour with the address bar. When I click on the drop-down
> arrow at the end of the address bar to highlight previously-entered sites
> the
> hourglass appears, IE seems to hang and the Zone Alarm icon in the Taskbar
> shows a lot of Internet traffic going on.
>
> This happened the day after XP installed an automatic update this week -
> could there be any connection? Anti-virus and Spyware software up to date.
>

coltswood
07-09-2005, 10:04 PM
Thanks, clear history button worked straight away


"Sandi - Microsoft MVP" wrote:

> Try clearing your history at tools\internet options\clear history button.
> If you are still having problems, shut down all programmes and boot into dos
> if you are using Windows 95 or 98. If using Windows ME use an appropriate
> disc to access DOS. Run the following commands from the windows directory,
> typically c:\windows\>
>
> smartdrv
> deltree history
> deltree tempor~1
>
> Reboot using ctrl, alt, del if using Windows 95 or 98. If using WindowsME
> remember to remove the boot floppy.
>
> Windows 2000 users will have to log in as Administrator to be able to delete
> the folders in question directly from within Windows Explorer.
>
> Windows XP users will be able to delete the folders from within Windows
> Explorer as well, though they may need to log in as Administrator.
>
>
> NOTE:
>
> Different operating systems use different paths to the history, temporary
> internet files and cookies folders. Check your system to make sure that you
> are using the correct path for your machine. For example, you may find your
> folders are located at ...\documents and settings\{identity}\{dir} or
> similar.
>
>
> --
>
> __________________________________________
> Sandi's Site has changed - for instructions on how to
> find old URLs, go here:
> http://msmvps.com/spywaresucks/archive/2005/05/14/46971.aspx
>
> Hyperlinks used to ensure advice is current
> Sandi - Microsoft MVP since 1999
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org
>
> Visit the Internet Explorer Community
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
>
>
> "coltswood" <coltswood@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D2EFE2D8-63A2-40F5-8916-453AED8A78B7@microsoft.com...
> > Some strange behaviour with the address bar. When I click on the drop-down
> > arrow at the end of the address bar to highlight previously-entered sites
> > the
> > hourglass appears, IE seems to hang and the Zone Alarm icon in the Taskbar
> > shows a lot of Internet traffic going on.
> >
> > This happened the day after XP installed an automatic update this week -
> > could there be any connection? Anti-virus and Spyware software up to date.
> >
>
>
>


Address bar problem