Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Internet Explorer 7 crashes and Access 2007 crashes identified

I previously mentioned how IE7 crashes when clicking on some dropdown boxes. I have a sample of a drop-down box in that previous post. I also notice lately many strange crashes in Access 2007 like when I tried to create a simple query. The workaround was to start the application as administrator.

Finally I was able to isolate the problem to having Start++ running so I have notified Brandon about it in his forum and he is looking into the problem.

"it's a problem with any application that uses the System.Windows.Automation library and registers event handler on Automation events"

By the way I miss having Start++.

Start++ is an enhancement for the Start Menu in Windows Vista. It also extends the Run box and the command-line with customizable commands.  For example, typing "w Windows Vista" will take you to the Windows Vista page on Wikipedia!

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    JTB World said...

    Find a workaround here that works:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/936953
    July 25, 2007

    JTB World said...

    IT7 crash solution is found here
    IE7 and Start++ crash solution

    A strange thing was that the problem seemed to be connected to having SiteAdvisor from McAfee installed. When I uninstalled it I got no crashes.
    August 20, 2007

    Anonymous said...

    Hi, wel the problem is still there no fixes for me. I have Vista and clicking about 4 or 5 times to open a combobox list in IE7 causes IE to crash. Only running as administrator cures the problem. A security hole!
    March 27, 2008

    JTB World said...

    Have you tried to see if Vista SP1 solves this? If not it might be time to install it and hopefully your problem goes away.
    March 27, 2008

    Anonymous said...

    i have the same problem, choosing a combobox under vista crashes the IE. if the combobox is empty it seems it happens more often. installation of service pack 1 does not fix the problem.
    July 15, 2008

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