IE7 Problem on Vista

by Krishna on May 16, 2007

A few days back, I posted about an Internet Explorer problem in Window Vista. The issue was that whenever I close IE manually, Vista would complain about an unexpected problem and go crazy. I thought I had got rid of the problem by turning off UAC and uninstalling the Google and Yahoo! toolbars.

Well, apparently it didn’t quite go away. Yesterday, I was trying to install Sourcegear Vault and during the installation, the setup program said that the Google toolbar un-installation was not complete and if I wanted to complete the setup, I must revert back.

I have no idea why the Vault installation depended on Google toolbar or maybe it was an IE dependency. Anyway, I said Yes. The setup program undid the Google toolbar un-installation and completed its work.

Next time I closed IE, I faced the same problem of Vista complaining about a crash. Again, I went and uninstalled the Google toolbar. The problem went away.

I just cannot figure out why Windows Vista and Google products (Google Desktop, Google Toolbar) are not getting along. For all I know, there is a possibility that this may actually be a Dell problem since the laptop came pre-loaded with the Google software. Hopefully, this will all get resolved soon.

This incident is not a reflection on Sourcegear Vault, which is a very fine source control product and continues to get better and faster with each release.

{ 4 comments }

Anonymous July 3, 2007 at 8:42 pm

Just a couple of days ago I started noticing some issues with IE7.
1. I am running Vista 64bit o.s.
2. I have Norton 360.
Microsoft Fishing filter is
disabled.
Problem:
When I use the forward/Back
buttons there is a long delay
before IE7 respounds. Also
When I select a fav or type a
web site into address bar.
Sometimes it’s so slow I hit
the button a 2nd time. Any Ideas?

Krishna July 3, 2007 at 9:44 pm

@anonymous

I used to run Norton on my Windows XP system and it used to make the system really slow.

A few months back, I tried to upgrade. It didn’t work and I had to uninstall. I found that my system started running very fast. To avoid infections, I started using Firefox as my primary browser. So far, so good.

I don’t recommend not using virus protection, but it can really slow down your system. You probably should take a look at other anti-virus packages that are less processor and memory intensive.

Anonymous July 4, 2007 at 11:00 am

This Notebook Came with Norton on it, and when the 60 day trial ended I purchased the a license from Norton. So I am thinking that Norton is not the reason for the problem. Any other ideas to the culpret? I am also using a Mobile Broadband card through sprint, but that has seemed to work flawlessly.

Krishna July 4, 2007 at 12:27 pm

@anonymous

I don’t think it is a license problem. The issue is that Norton or any other anti-virus package looks at everything that is happening in your system (including data going to and from the Internet).

An excellent article on the subject is at http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000803.html

Also, take a look at your Windows Task Manager – how many memory and processor is being occupied.

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