PLEASE FIX BROKEN IE6 AFTER TODAY"S UPDATES!!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP Internet Explorer' started by Guest, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+ computers
    in my school district, every single one of them now totally locks up in
    Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box, typing into the
    address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers lining up outside
    your door and calling you on the phone all day long. That was my day.
    Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until 4 weeks from
    yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before then if this keeps
    up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98SE, etc and they
    all appear to have this problem.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
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  2. Guest

    powerstation Guest

    "Thomas" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+
    > computers
    > in my school district, every single one of them now totally locks up in
    > Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box, typing into the
    > address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers lining up outside
    > your door and calling you on the phone all day long. That was my day.
    > Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until 4 weeks from
    > yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before then if this
    > keeps
    > up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98SE, etc and they
    > all appear to have this problem.


    mine are all ok running nt4sp6a 98se 2000sp4 xpsp2
     
    powerstation, Apr 13, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Try this:

    1. Go to Start --> Control Panel --> Add or Remove Programs
    2. Make sure the "Show updates" box at the top is checked.
    3. Find Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531) and click it.
    4. Click the Remove button.
    5. Click Finish to restart computer.


    "Thomas" wrote:

    > After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+ computers
    > in my school district, every single one of them now totally locks up in
    > Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box, typing into the
    > address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers lining up outside
    > your door and calling you on the phone all day long. That was my day.
    > Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until 4 weeks from
    > yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before then if this keeps
    > up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98SE, etc and they
    > all appear to have this problem.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #3
  4. Guest

    PA Bear Guest

    You can post your query to this Windows Update-specific newsgroup:

    microsoft.public.windowsupdate

    On the web:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate

    In your newsreader:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate

    Email PSS via http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE, Shell/User, Security), Aumha.org VSOP, DTS-L.org



    Thomas wrote:
    > After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+
    > computers in my school district, every single one of them now totally
    > locks up in Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box,
    > typing into the address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers
    > lining up outside your door and calling you on the phone all day long.
    > That was my day. Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until
    > 4 weeks from yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before
    > then if this keeps up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K,
    > Win 98SE, etc and they all appear to have this problem.
     
    PA Bear, Apr 13, 2006
    #4
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Some people have reported no tbeing able to remove KB912812 through
    add/remove programs. Like myself, they used System Restore.

    "powerstation" wrote:

    >
    > "Thomas" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+
    > > computers
    > > in my school district, every single one of them now totally locks up in
    > > Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box, typing into the
    > > address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers lining up outside
    > > your door and calling you on the phone all day long. That was my day.
    > > Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until 4 weeks from
    > > yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before then if this
    > > keeps
    > > up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98SE, etc and they
    > > all appear to have this problem.

    >
    > mine are all ok running nt4sp6a 98se 2000sp4 xpsp2
    >
    >
    >
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #5
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi Thomas,

    The team are aware of the problem. Its being investigated.

    I'm uncertain why this particular feature would be affected; the dropdown
    list references the TYPEDURLS in the registry.

    Try going to Tools, Internet Options, Content, Autocomplete and clear all
    caches. Also delete Internet Explorer's History. Restart the browser then
    test.

    --
    Sandi - Microsoft MVP since 1999
    http://www.ie-vista.com
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org



    "Thomas" wrote:

    > After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+ computers
    > in my school district, every single one of them now totally locks up in
    > Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box, typing into the
    > address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers lining up outside
    > your door and calling you on the phone all day long. That was my day.
    > Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until 4 weeks from
    > yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before then if this keeps
    > up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98SE, etc and they
    > all appear to have this problem.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #6
  7. Guest

    Guest

    Thomas, I would like to ask you a few questions about your computers'
    configuration. Can you contact me at shui-at-microsoft-dot-com and/or
    post your address here so that I can contact you?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
    , Apr 13, 2006
    #7
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I agree 100 % Thomas,

    Not only do I have the same issues as you, the updates have really effected
    my entire Office Applications.

    Here is just a short list:

    1- Cannot open any web project using the application (Visual Web Developer,
    Front Page), I have to locate a specific file and Right Click > Open With
    2- Cannot import anything into web development projects (Must use copy and
    paste). I cannot save compiled applications to any web project.
    3- Cannot save any attachment in Outlook
    4- Cannot attach any file in Outlook
    5- Cannot open any office file in it's application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
    etc..

    I have been spending all day trying to find work arounds just to open a
    development project.
    --
    *****************
    JDR


    "Thomas" wrote:

    > After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+ computers
    > in my school district, every single one of them now totally locks up in
    > Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box, typing into the
    > address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers lining up outside
    > your door and calling you on the phone all day long. That was my day.
    > Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until 4 weeks from
    > yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before then if this keeps
    > up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98SE, etc and they
    > all appear to have this problem.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #8
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    To all of Microsoft. I have exactly the same problem as Thomas. Same symptoms.
    Also, system restore on XP did not remove the issue after 3 restore points
    including yesterday. I have lost the entire afternoon dealing with this, I
    can only imagine Thomas' nightmare. Please dont do this again

    "Thomas" wrote:

    > After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+ computers
    > in my school district, every single one of them now totally locks up in
    > Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box, typing into the
    > address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers lining up outside
    > your door and calling you on the phone all day long. That was my day.
    > Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until 4 weeks from
    > yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before then if this keeps
    > up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98SE, etc and they
    > all appear to have this problem.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #9
  10. Are you going to provide the one-on-one-service to *all* the people who are
    having the same problem, or provide the solutions in this newsgroup so
    everyone has the issue can benefit?

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thomas, I would like to ask you a few questions about your computers'
    > configuration. Can you contact me at shui-at-microsoft-dot-com and/or
    > post your address here so that I can contact you?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Steve
    >
     
    Tom [Pepper] Willett, Apr 13, 2006
    #10
  11. Guest

    PA Bear Guest

    A Softie posting to a public newsgroup via Google Groups? I don't think
    so...

    **Thomas, do NOT post your real email address in /any/ public newsgroup or
    forum!**
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE, Shell/User, Security), Aumha.org VSOP, DTS-L.org

    wrote:
    > Thomas, I would like to ask you a few questions about your computers'
    > configuration. Can you contact me at shui-at-microsoft-dot-com and/or
    > post your address here so that I can contact you?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Steve
     
    PA Bear, Apr 13, 2006
    #11
  12. Guest

    PA Bear Guest

    PS: You /might/ consider sending a private email to the address "Steve" gave
    you, or to .
    --
    ~PA Bear

    PA Bear wrote:
    > A Softie posting to a public newsgroup via Google Groups? I don't think
    > so...
    >
    > **Thomas, do NOT post your real email address in /any/ public newsgroup or
    > forum!**
    >
    > wrote:
    > > Thomas, I would like to ask you a few questions about your computers'
    > > configuration. Can you contact me at shui-at-microsoft-dot-com and/or
    > > post your address here so that I can contact you?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Steve
     
    PA Bear, Apr 13, 2006
    #12
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm not at school tonight obviously (and have considered staying home
    tomorrow if it is the nightmare today was haha) But you can contact me
    there "12.ar.us" and tomorrow I can send you info about the
    configs if you want. I tried however to find any commonalities and was
    unable to find anything conclusive. Some have just plain IE6, others have
    google toolbar, yahoo toolbar, etc. In my own room/office I have Windows 2K
    on both a laptop and desktop and both were exhibiting this symptom until I
    finally turned them off and gave up. My own computers that I was having
    problems with have - www dot iwon dot com - as their homepage and the school
    computers have our school's webpage - wonder dot k12 dot ar dot us - I tried
    removing the updates and it didn't help and of course 2K doesn't have system
    restore and I'm not about to try to reformat and reinstall the entire OS and
    all software. I'll go to netscape before that. I just hope it gets fixed
    tonight and released tomorrow and fixes over the bug without having to do
    anything special.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #13
  14. Guest

    PA Bear Guest

    <sigh> So much for "Trustworthy Computing"...
    --
    ~PA Bear

    Thomas wrote:
    > I'm not at school tonight obviously (and have considered staying home
    > tomorrow if it is the nightmare today was haha) But you can contact me
    > there "12.ar.us" and tomorrow I can send you info about
    > the
    > configs if you want. I tried however to find any commonalities and was
    > unable to find anything conclusive. Some have just plain IE6, others have
    > google toolbar, yahoo toolbar, etc. In my own room/office I have Windows
    > 2K
    > on both a laptop and desktop and both were exhibiting this symptom until I
    > finally turned them off and gave up. My own computers that I was having
    > problems with have - www dot iwon dot com - as their homepage and the
    > school
    > computers have our school's webpage - wonder dot k12 dot ar dot us - I
    > tried
    > removing the updates and it didn't help and of course 2K doesn't have
    > system
    > restore and I'm not about to try to reformat and reinstall the entire OS
    > and
    > all software. I'll go to netscape before that. I just hope it gets fixed
    > tonight and released tomorrow and fixes over the bug without having to do
    > anything special.
     
    PA Bear, Apr 13, 2006
    #14
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've experienced this on my system at home after the recent patch release. I
    have not begun to roll this out in the office yet so I've gotten lucky there.
    My system at home is now working properly after doing the following.

    First I rebooted, no luck but had to give it a shot.

    Second, I decided to uninstall the recent updates one at a time. There seems
    to be an interdependancy between KB908531, KB911562, and KB912812. I say this
    because when I tried to uninstall KB908531 first it showed the others as
    possibly not working properly once the uninstall completed. KB912812 showed
    KB911562 as being dependent as well. So, I started with KB911562. Uninstalled
    and rebooted. The problem was no longer present with IE. I then installed
    KB911562 alone and it rebooted. IE was still working properly and all the
    patches were now installed.

    I am not sure if this was just luck or what. But, since it worked for me I
    thought I would pass it along. I am going to test this on more systems when I
    get back in the office tomorrow.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #15
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I forgot to mention:

    The Autocomplete and common IE troubleshooting steps did nothing

    I also checked the registry reference of TYPEDURLS, those were set properly
    and didn't appear to be a part of the problem.

    "jb" wrote:

    > I've experienced this on my system at home after the recent patch release. I
    > have not begun to roll this out in the office yet so I've gotten lucky there.
    > My system at home is now working properly after doing the following.
    >
    > First I rebooted, no luck but had to give it a shot.
    >
    > Second, I decided to uninstall the recent updates one at a time. There seems
    > to be an interdependancy between KB908531, KB911562, and KB912812. I say this
    > because when I tried to uninstall KB908531 first it showed the others as
    > possibly not working properly once the uninstall completed. KB912812 showed
    > KB911562 as being dependent as well. So, I started with KB911562. Uninstalled
    > and rebooted. The problem was no longer present with IE. I then installed
    > KB911562 alone and it rebooted. IE was still working properly and all the
    > patches were now installed.
    >
    > I am not sure if this was just luck or what. But, since it worked for me I
    > thought I would pass it along. I am going to test this on more systems when I
    > get back in the office tomorrow.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #16
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Please see Mike's post !! It worked for me. I'm happy and turning off
    automatic updates (I had it AU download them but I made the mistake of
    installing them before trying them out at my work computer first) !
    Good luck at the sweatshop . . . er . . . school, Tom.

    "Thomas" wrote:

    > I'm not at school tonight obviously (and have considered staying home
    > tomorrow if it is the nightmare today was haha) But you can contact me
    > there "12.ar.us" and tomorrow I can send you info about the
    > configs if you want. I tried however to find any commonalities and was
    > unable to find anything conclusive. Some have just plain IE6, others have
    > google toolbar, yahoo toolbar, etc. In my own room/office I have Windows 2K
    > on both a laptop and desktop and both were exhibiting this symptom until I
    > finally turned them off and gave up. My own computers that I was having
    > problems with have - www dot iwon dot com - as their homepage and the school
    > computers have our school's webpage - wonder dot k12 dot ar dot us - I tried
    > removing the updates and it didn't help and of course 2K doesn't have system
    > restore and I'm not about to try to reformat and reinstall the entire OS and
    > all software. I'll go to netscape before that. I just hope it gets fixed
    > tonight and released tomorrow and fixes over the bug without having to do
    > anything special.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #17
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Removing the KB908531 security cured the problem for me.
    --
    George


    "Mike" wrote:

    > Try this:
    >
    > 1. Go to Start --> Control Panel --> Add or Remove Programs
    > 2. Make sure the "Show updates" box at the top is checked.
    > 3. Find Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531) and click it.
    > 4. Click the Remove button.
    > 5. Click Finish to restart computer.
    >
    >
    > "Thomas" wrote:
    >
    > > After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+ computers
    > > in my school district, every single one of them now totally locks up in
    > > Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box, typing into the
    > > address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers lining up outside
    > > your door and calling you on the phone all day long. That was my day.
    > > Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until 4 weeks from
    > > yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before then if this keeps
    > > up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98SE, etc and they
    > > all appear to have this problem.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #18
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    While uninstalling KB908531 a message came up saying that removing KB908531
    would cause AIM's YGP (You've Got Pictures) to stop working. I had noticed
    that YGP wasn't even working with KB908531 installed so removing it would
    cause no additional problems. However, after removing KB908531 AIM YGP
    started working. It looks like KB908531 is really the culprit here (of
    course, the vulnerability that this update was supposed to fix remains, but
    at least the computer works the way I'm used to for now, and until the update
    gets fixed). The question now is when, and how we're supposed to know it's
    fixed (what update # fixes the broken update). OK, it's getting a bit too
    deep for most. I'm out.


    "Mike" wrote:

    > Try this:
    >
    > 1. Go to Start --> Control Panel --> Add or Remove Programs
    > 2. Make sure the "Show updates" box at the top is checked.
    > 3. Find Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531) and click it.
    > 4. Click the Remove button.
    > 5. Click Finish to restart computer.
    >
    >
    > "Thomas" wrote:
    >
    > > After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+ computers
    > > in my school district, every single one of them now totally locks up in
    > > Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box, typing into the
    > > address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers lining up outside
    > > your door and calling you on the phone all day long. That was my day.
    > > Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until 4 weeks from
    > > yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before then if this keeps
    > > up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98SE, etc and they
    > > all appear to have this problem.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #19
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Well now, If this dont beat all! My add remove programs box doesnt show the
    update that caused my problem! Fine how do you do!
    Microsoft, fixed yet?
    Some of you may be interested in Sandi's link to a fix for the IE address
    bar issue. She put it in the "windows update forces me to type http..."
    discussion below.
    It is a registry fix for autofill. At least I can navigate somewhere until
    this thing is fixed.


    "Thomas" wrote:

    > After installing the security updates today and yesterday on 200+ computers
    > in my school district, every single one of them now totally locks up in
    > Internet Explorer when trying to use the drop down box, typing into the
    > address bar, etc. Imagine 500 students and 70 teachers lining up outside
    > your door and calling you on the phone all day long. That was my day.
    > Please Please PLEASE fix this ASAP and don't wait until 4 weeks from
    > yesterday to re-release it. I'll have quit my job before then if this keeps
    > up! The computers are all a mix of Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98SE, etc and they
    > all appear to have this problem.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2006
    #20
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