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Q: Internet Explorer ( Answered 1 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Internet Explorer
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: tigger1-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 31 Mar 2004 04:31 PST
Expires: 30 Apr 2004 05:31 PDT
Question ID: 322903
Internet  Exp. address bar..drop down list permanently blank,how do I rectify ?
Subject: Re: Internet Explorer
Answered By: skermit-ga on 31 Mar 2004 04:44 PST
Rated:1 out of 5 stars
Hello tigger1-ga,

Click on the Tools menu and then Internet Options.
Near the bottom of the window, you should see a "History" box, and
"Days to keep pages in history:"... put in a number such as 14, or 21.
Then click OK to close the Internet Options window.

If you want it to autocomplete typing an address you've been to
before, before clicking OK and closing the window, click the tab
labelled "Content" and then click on "AutoComplete..."
Checkmark the Web addresses box, and click OK to close the
AutoComplete Settings window.
Then click OK to close the Internet Options window.

If this procedure doesn't work, make sure that you are logged into the
Administrator account if you're on Windows XP/2000, or have rights to
change settings as a power user. Thank you for your question, and I'm
glad I could help you find an answer.


Request for Answer Clarification by tigger1-ga on 01 Apr 2004 04:34 PST
That didn't work, nor did many other things.

Clarification of Answer by skermit-ga on 01 Apr 2004 07:02 PST
Have you tried running Spybot and Ad-aware? Certain 3rd party ad
software and spyware can affect the performance and functionality of
Internet Explorer. Download both programs, run both, and remove any
and all spyware/ad software found. That may fix your problem. Here are
links to the software:

Download Spybot:

Download Ad-aware (pick one of the download links under Ad-aware 6
Standard Edition):

Make sure they're updated before scanning (there's an update button in
each program). Let me know how this goes.


Request for Answer Clarification by tigger1-ga on 06 Apr 2004 02:21 PDT
Spybot did not want to work,the other one took out 7 faults.
   I keep getting error messages."The following files included in error report"
C:\\Windows\minidump\mini040404.dmp   and   
  None of this makes any sense to me and the drop down list remains blank.

Now what ?



Clarification of Answer by skermit-ga on 06 Apr 2004 07:22 PDT
"Spybot did not want to work"
Did it not install correctly? Or the scan didn't find anything?

tigger1-ga rated this answer:1 out of 5 stars
Thanks for your reply,this is the score ! 1:Adaware found nothing
2:Spybot would not download properly in several attempts 3:Registry
Mechanic found and disposed of 7 "faults" 4:Noadware once more found
trhjan-klez and deleted it for the thousandth time, Drop down list
still blank !

Subject: Re: Internet Explorer
From: seattleslk-ga on 06 Jun 2004 18:39 PDT
If you are a novice user, I would recommend reinstalling IE. 

If you are a more experienced user, here's one thing to check in
registry (please back up your registry before making any changes):

1. Click Start button, 
2. Click "Run..." and type in "regedit"
3. In Registry Editor,  navigate to the following key: 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Typed URLs 

4. Check to see that it has URLs. If not...
5. Right click on the "Typed URLs" key (or folder as presented in the tree.)
6. Click "Permissions..."
7. Check to see that every user listed has "allow" check box clicked.
8. Close Permissions box and Registry Editor.


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