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      PLEASE READ - Reversing upgrade   02/23/2017

      We have found that this new upgrade is somewhat of a disaster.  We are finding lots of glitches in being able to post and administer the forum.  Additionally, there are new costs associated with the upgrade that we simply cannot afford.  As a result, we have decided to reverse course and go back to the previous version of our software.  Since this will involve restoring it from a backup, we will lose posts that have been added since January 30 or possibly even some before that.    If you started a topic during that time, we urge you to make backups of your posts and you will need to start the topics over again after the change.  You can simply paste the copies of your posts that you created at that point.    If you joined the forum this month, you will need to re-register since your membership will be lost along with the posts.  Since you have a concealed password, we cannot simply restore your membership for you.   We are going to backup as much as we can so that it will reduce inconvenience for our members.  Unfortunately we cannot back everything up since much will be incompatible with the old version of our software.  We apologize for the confusion and regret the need to do this even though it is not viable to continue with this version of the software.   We plan to begin the process tomorrow evening and, if it goes smoothly, we shouldn't be offline for very long.  However, since we have not done this before, we are not sure how smoothly it will go.  We ask your patience as we proceed.   EDIT: I have asked our hosting service to do the restore at 9 PM Central time and it looks like it will go forward at that time.  Please prepare whatever you need to prepare so that we can restore your topics when the forum is stable again.
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jtomalley

Unable to close Internet Explorer window

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I get an "error dink" noise when I try and close the IE window.

 

I have also noticed that when I go to the Task Manager to close IE, the CPU Usage is at 100% until I close IE, and then it drops back down to normal range. However, not all IE windows behave this way -- but the ones that do have this problem also seem to have limited function, such as the "tab" key won't work for jumping from link to link or text box to text box.

 

This all started when my Webroot Spysweeper detected something called "TVmedia" on my PC. It was a problem to get rid of, as well -- I had to run Spysweep while my PC was in safe mode to finally get rid of all the traces and the TVmedia folder (in "Programs") before it was finally gone. Otherwise, Spysweep simply kept detecting it was there, ran through its sweep, and then when I rebooted, it was still there.

 

But after this little fiasco ended, I started having the problem with IE. I've reinstalled IE, reinstalled Windows 2000, went to Windows Update to make sure I had all of the most recent patches, uninstalled Pop-Up Stopper, but the problem is still there.

 

Any suggestions...?

JT

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Try this-

 

Tools->Internet Options

Select the Advanced Tab

Find and uncheck the option labeled "Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart)

Click OK.

Close Down all open Instances of Internet Explorer.

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Maybe this was just my computer but spysweeper used to limit my IE windows. I had similar problems until I switched from spysweeper to adaware and spybot.

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