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MSNBC IE7 Issue?

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    phreaks

    I can't access some pages on MSNBC.

    Some pages just throw a MessageBox that Says, "Operation Aborted". and then IE Closes.

    Can someone else that's running IE7 verify if they get the same behaviour.

    Here is one page that is causing the behavior.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15414518/

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    Cengiz

    I'm having the same problem as well (on IE7):



    But strangely Tongue Out Firefox opens it without any problems...

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    littleguru

    I have had a similar issue with www.neowin.net (not always. only from time to time)... Is this a bug?

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    LaBomba

    It's not specific to IE 7...i get the same thing in IE 6. Started recently for me, interestingly enough it doesn't occur on all of my workstations that are running the same version of IE Devil and Windows (XP SP2).

    From searching google...err live search Smiley, this is sometimes attributed to BHO mal/spyware.

    But I can't find any of that installed on to my machine, everything comes up clean, I run a pretty tight ship with my PC.

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    Massif

    No problem for me, (IE7 XPSP2... ahh abbreviation hell!)

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    LaBomba

    Out of curiosity Massif...what version of Flash are you running and from where did you download it?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    I get that message box too...  (IE7 XPSP2)

    The page loads, renders completely, IE says "Operation Aborted", then it decides that the page cannot be displayed.

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    Massif

    LaBomba wrote:
    Out of curiosity Massif...what version of Flash are you running and from where did you download it?


    That's a good question, looking at the plug-in manager (hoorah for that feature.) it says Flash8. Which I definitely don't remember downloading at any point.

    I'm assuming it's been picked up from previous installation, or it got installed by default (perhaps by the kindly IT folks at work.)

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    LaBomba

    Massif wrote:
    
    LaBomba wrote: Out of curiosity Massif...what version of Flash are you running and from where did you download it?


    That's a good question, looking at the plug-in manager (hoorah for that feature.) it says Flash8. Which I definitely don't remember downloading at any point.

    I'm assuming it's been picked up from previous installation, or it got installed by default (perhaps by the kindly IT folks at work.)


    So I'm running Flash 9 on my problem machine, and these problems did appear to start right after I installed the newest version of Flash.

    Flash 9 issue?...let's uninstall and see.

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    bitdisaster

    No problem here and I never obsered this behavior.
    (Vista+IE7)

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    LaBomba

    section31 wrote:
    No problem here and I never obsered this behavior.
    (Vista+IE7)


    Flash version?

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    bitdisaster

    Flash 9.0.16.0

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    phreaks

    So is this some issue with Flash?

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    LaBomba

    phreaks wrote:
    So is this some issue with Flash?


    This issue does appear to be caused by a version of Flash 9.

    I disabled my Active X control Shockwave Flash 9 Object thru the IE settings and I didn't have any problems after that bringing up the MSNBC page.

    Flash9.ocx (Adobe) <---- argh! Mad


     

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    phreaks

    LaBomba wrote:
    
    phreaks wrote: So is this some issue with Flash?


    This issue does appear to be caused by a version of Flash 9.

    I disabled my Active X control Shockwave Flash 9 Object thru the IE settings and I didn't have any problems after that bringing up the MSNBC page.

    Flash9.ocx (Adobe) <---- argh!


     


    Ok thanks, not to be a complete dolt or anything, but how do I uninstall Flash?

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    LaBomba

    phreaks wrote:
    
    LaBomba wrote: 
    phreaks wrote: So is this some issue with Flash?


    This issue does appear to be caused by a version of Flash 9.

    I disabled my Active X control Shockwave Flash 9 Object thru the IE settings and I didn't have any problems after that bringing up the MSNBC page.

    Flash9.ocx (Adobe) <---- argh!


     


    Ok thanks, not to be a complete dolt or anything, but how do I uninstall Flash?


    First run a little test to confirm it is Flash 9:

    1. In IE go to the Tools menu
    2. Internet Options
    3. go to Programs tab
    4. Select Manage Add-ons
    5. Select Shockwave Flash Object
    6. Choose 'Disable'
    7. Click 'OK'
    8. Try the MSNBC article again. Should work now.

    To uninstall Flash 9, go to Control Panel, choose Add/Remove Programs, Select Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX, Select 'Change/Remove'.

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    phreaks

    LaBomba wrote:
    
    phreaks wrote: 
    LaBomba wrote: 
    phreaks wrote: So is this some issue with Flash?


    This issue does appear to be caused by a version of Flash 9.

    I disabled my Active X control Shockwave Flash 9 Object thru the IE settings and I didn't have any problems after that bringing up the MSNBC page.

    Flash9.ocx (Adobe) <---- argh!


     


    Ok thanks, not to be a complete dolt or anything, but how do I uninstall Flash?


    First run a little test to confirm it is Flash 9:

    1. In IE go to the Tools menu
    2. Internet Options
    3. go to Programs tab
    4. Select Manage Add-ons
    5. Select Shockwave Flash Object
    6. Choose 'Disable'
    7. Click 'OK'
    8. Try the MSNBC article again. Should work now.

    To uninstall Flash 9, go to Control Panel, choose Add/Remove Programs, Select Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX, Select 'Change/Remove'.



    Darn, still doesn't work. [C]

    What the heck is wrong with my IE.

    Is there an IE doctor in the house?

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    shreyasonli​ne

    Cengiz wrote:
    I'm having the same problem as well (on IE7):



    But strangely Firefox opens it without any problems...


    No need to get surprise... Firefox is really a better browser.

    Shreyas Zare

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