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    another 'puter question

    I know this is a ww list but we have some really sharp computer types here and their help can be invaluable.
    Current puzzlement:
    My wife's computer, a PC using XP and IE.
    Recently started giving fits when trying to get on Internet. Bar at top comes up saying add ons are disabled.
    I have seen this before and all that has been necessary is to right click, select "enable add ons", click and problem is solved.
    No way, Hosea, not now. There is no 'enable add ons' option shown.
    Going to tools and 'manage add ons', the only choices are for individual add ons. A choice to enable all isn't there.
    I have used 'restore' to two different dates, way before this problem manifested and same problem still presents.
    Before calling the $64.00 per hour fix-it girl, I'm seeking help from y'all.
    And, please no advice to use Linux, Firefox, whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Before calling the $64.00 per hour fix-it girl, I'm seeking help from y'all.
    And, please no advice to use Linux, Firefox, whatever.
    What about, "Go by a MAC"?

    Sorry Frank, I couldn't resist...I know how frustrating computer's can be...hope you get it worked out soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ...And, please no advice to use Linux, Firefox, whatever.
    I'm on fire...but no water, please.

    Sorry, I don't know what might be the cause or solution to the problem you're seeing. If you could post the exact error message you're seeing, and the steps you're going through when they show up, someone might have more ideas to help.
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    Sounds like a corrupt update of IE, or windows itself, but most likely IE.

    Since you said don't tell you to switch to firefox...I wont
    Go ahead and run clown, with those big floppy shoes, you won't get far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I'm on fire...but no water, please.
    Exactly! And whatever you do, don't even *try* Ununtu!

    Amusingly, I'm typing in firefox, inside a virtual install of ubuntu, which is housed in vbox on top of a system running vista!

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I'm on fire...but no water, please.

    Sorry, I don't know what might be the cause or solution to the problem you're seeing. If you could post the exact error message you're seeing, and the steps you're going through when they show up, someone might have more ideas to help.
    The only error message is a page, in place of my home IE page, that says my add-ons are disabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    The only error message is a page, in place of my home IE page, that says my add-ons are disabled.
    Sorry, but that tells us nothing. What steps are you going through to get the error, and what is the exact message? Also, what is the home page set to be?
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    Frank,

    If you click on Start, then Run, then type in "iexplore.exe", without the quotes, and press Enter, do the add-ons start to work then?

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    Sounds like you got that latest worm. My computer has been down for the count for the past two weeks. It took out my accessories like my mouse, monitor and keyboard before I got it stopped (I think). I have been online since 1994 and this was the first time I had to pay to have my computer redone by an expert. Hope you don't have what mine had.

    Sheep...computers is there not ONE aspect of my life not disrupted by worms?
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Funny Looking Sheep

    Edited for Misplaced post! Sorry!
    Last edited by Travis Johnson; 05-07-2009 at 04:05 PM.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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