Other than Internet Explorer

@sallyj (1228)
United States
May 16, 2010 12:30am CST
I am having problems with my Internet Explorer. When i try to delete a folder on the top of my sites, because of too many up and running it stops working and gives a message that it has stopped running and is being shut down. Is there a simple answer? Is there another, better way to go? I am not very knowledge on that part of computers. Thank you so much for your help.
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11 responses
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
16 May 10
How old is your machine? It sounds like you need to upgrade your ram. In the mean time, how many folders do you have open or how much do you have running when you're trying to delete the folders? Also how much do you have in your recycle bin? You might need to dump the stuff in the recycle bin. Also you might need to defragment the computer. It is something that I do at least once a month. Usually more often. I don't use IE too much. I prefer Fire Fox because of the extra protection. You might also be able to open IE without going online and you might be able to delete folders that way. Up grading your ram (random access memory) isn't too expensive and will more than likely cure the problem. The computer I have now has something like one or two gigabytes of ram. The sites on the net are more and more demanding of the ram space on your computer.
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• Philippines
16 May 10
Yah, fire fox is way better :) it is also fast
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• Philippines
16 May 10
Yah, fire fox is way better :) it is also fast
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@sallyj (1228)
• United States
16 May 10
My computer is a little over year. I bought one of the larger machines. Never thought of the recycle bin. I'll go and empty it. I will see if i can get foxfire installed. Thank you.
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• Philippines
16 May 10
i think it the ram of your computer.. you need to upgrade your system so you can use internet explorer or other browser efficiently...
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• Philippines
16 May 10
yah, probably the ram. I even have problem on my computer, its 248mb ram wooooooooooooooooooooooooooots. LOL, so slooooow here :/
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• Philippines
16 May 10
hehe... try upgrading to 1gb.. surely it will help your computer..
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• Philippines
16 May 10
yah, im saving up for that :D, but my computer has 512mb ram, but most of the time, when i start my computer, it detects the 248mb one..wat da ef, its really weird. (sorry for the off topic) XD
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@brylle454 (608)
• Philippines
16 May 10
Its probably your ram, how much is it? or maybe a virus is causing the trouble.
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@sallyj (1228)
• United States
16 May 10
I got my computer about a year ago and it was a larger one, i think 8. I do have Mcafee to do my best at warding off viruses, if at all possible. As this is so annoying. My tool bar has about six home pages up. Do i need to reduce this number?
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• United States
16 May 10
Firefox is a lot better in my opinion. It has more protection. If you start to open a site that is potentially unsafe it will pop up a warning. I find it much easier and better than internet explorer.
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
17 May 10
Thank you I am seeing that a lot of people find other than IE to be better. I will have to try because this should be enjoyable, not a hassle.
@jamed28 (1909)
• Philippines
16 May 10
I don't understand. A folder on top of your site? Well anyway, if I were you, I'll install a deepfreeze in your PC. set the deepfreeze on your drive C: where you install all your programs and don't deepfreeze drive D:, make sure there is this partition on your drive. DeepFreeze will reset your drive to its previous content after you turn of your PC. So everything that is deleted will return and those created will be deleted, with this you can now prevent you PC from virus. Just remember to save all your important data at drive D:, and not on C: because on the moment you turn off your computer, all data that are created at drive C: will be erase including the viruses.
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
17 May 10
Thank you. I will certainly try most of these suggestions, for i am getting frustrated. I do have a memory stick, so maybe i'll move some things to permanent storage.
@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
16 May 10
no this issue is also with me man.. you may need to upgrade your computer and install windows 7
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@sallyj (1228)
• United States
17 May 10
Thank you qamarep.
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
16 May 10
It may be a bug in the IE Try using firefox http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html
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@sallyj (1228)
• United States
16 May 10
OK I do have mcafee but i have heard that they miss sometimes. I will sure try this. Thank you
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@smiley83 (1535)
• Malaysia
18 May 10
It happens to me too..I keep on refreshing it over & over & over again..It is freaking me out at the moment..the system is getting slower than ever & that is driving to the edge of insanity :(
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
19 May 10
Glad to hear i am not alone. Sure hope these answers will help both of us. It can make you so angry when it happens, you just want to throw it through a window. Thank you
@slovenc1 (2091)
• Slovenia
18 May 10
I recommend firefox for you, and buying additional ram if you have 512mb or less. It's really simple to upgrade it check it out.
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
19 May 10
Firefox sure sounds popular, because a lot of people use it. I certainly must change. Without answers from this group i sure did not know what to do. Thank you
@maikeruk (406)
• Germany
17 May 10
usually the internet explorer isnt hte most stable of the browser but for description, sounds more like a memory problem or even over heating during time, check out the temp and your memories
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
18 May 10
I never though of over heating. When i do quit, i restart and not turn off. I will try to shut off tonight and maybe tomorrow will be better.
@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
16 May 10
sallyj download firefox and then try to delete a folder ,it wo rks so much better, I also have Internet Explorer but never use it for anything but email with Thunderbird Mozilla. IE is not the best really. you cannot have a lot of folders open with IE or it shuts down, so use Firefox as you can have more tabs open and still run well.
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
17 May 10
I am finding that most everyone feels that way, so it is something i am going to do. I would like to really enjoy this process, as i so enjoy everyone here. Thank you so much