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« on: June 09, 2004, 06:48:32 PM »

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Operating System Version: Win98SE
Problem Application Name & Version:Internet Explorer 6.0




   When browsing the web, Internet Explorer has started opening, sometimes, on a minimized page. It just started doing this, and it doesn't do that all the time, just enough to get bothersome.

   I've looked at various settings for IE6, but can't seem to find how to correct this problem. Help ?
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2004, 06:59:45 PM »

I'm assuming you mean that the window opens small and not minimized in the task bar.

How ever you close the browser determines how it opens next time.
So if you close the Browser when the window is small,it open that way the next time you start your Browser.If you close it FullScreen it opens next time FullScreen.

Hope that helps!

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2004, 07:28:01 PM »

Didn't help. Did I forget to say that it just started doing this, and had never done it before? Guess I musta forgot.

You assumed correctly, it is opening in a VERY small window. But I have never closed the browser down while in a very small window, and I can't imagine any good reason for doing so.

What I need is to know where to find these settings. 'K? mmm?
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2004, 03:06:27 AM »

Close all instances of Internet Explorer except for one.
Right-click on a link in the page and select: "Open in New Window"
Close the first browser window using the [ X ] (upper right corner)
Resize the window manually by dragging the sides to the desired size.
Note: Do NOT click the Maximize button, you must do it manually.
Hold down the Ctrl key and click the Close button (upper right)
[Exception]
In some cases the "Remember last window size" info becomes corrupted in the Registry.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Window_Placement"=

To reset the "Window_Placement" entry to default. You can download a small reg file to reset (to default) and correct this behavior.

Download: ResetWindowPlacement.reg [right-click and select: "Save Target As]
To use: right-click and select: Merge - Ok the prompt and reboot.

When all else fails, paste the below line into Start | Run
javascript:window.open(screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight)
Note: then make sure the above window is the last one closed.

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2004, 04:40:33 AM »

I think I have a virus. Now I can't even open the Web Browser at all. The icon appears at the bottom right like it always does, but the Window itself seems to be off the screen to the right. Had to come in to my Wife's room and use her computer to print out your answer.

It printed in red, BTW, and did that again when I clicked on the printer friendly link. Very hard to read when printed in red.

Guess the answer now is to reinstall IE. Just hoping I have the installer package in my download directory, because if I don't, there is no way I can use the browser to get the MSIE6.

Hmmm, just remembered, I can network the 2 computers and then move the file from one to the other. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the reply.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2004, 05:06:49 AM »

Mmmm...can you drag the window over to the centre of screen?
Did you try Internet Explorer Repair Tool?
goto START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM INFORMATION
Click Tools at the top and choose Internet Explorer Repair Tool

See if that helps.
If not...try and run HTJ
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe

Create a folder call it HJT,now run HJT and save Logfile to the folder,now copy the whole content of logfile with date and everything and paste it back here if you can.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2004, 06:46:39 AM »

I'm pretty sure it was a virus. Reinstalled IE6, no luck. Reinstalled Windows, no luck.

I had already run virus scans with P-Cillin. After the above, ran another with Grisoft's AVG, free edition, and it found 5 viruses in the P-Cillin quarantine folder, and cleaned them up. Now the IE6 seems to be running OK. Got my fingers crossed. Still not sure if it was a virus.

Thanks for the help.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2004, 06:49:19 AM »

Meant to add this comment. I've been using computers for 14 years, now, and Win98 for 4 years, maybe, and I have never had a problem like this before.
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