32 bit internet browsers suddenly causing windows 7 64 bit explorer to crash..

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  1. MatthewRuddy

    MatthewRuddy New Member

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    So I am having a very weird issue with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit..

    If I open Safari 4 or Internet Explorer, the taskbar crashes (if I leave the window open or minimize it, however it doesn't crash if I close it completely).. and then I hit CTRL+ALT+DELETE and the taskmanager also crashes and I have to log off then back on or restart completely.

    However, if I use the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer, this doesn't happen. It is ONLY happening with Internet browsers as I have checked with other applications.

    I have't installed anything I believe to cause this.. And I have no system restore points to restore too [​IMG]

    What shall I do? I can't reinstall, unless 100% necessary as it will take me days to get all this working like it used too..

    Thanks for any possible help,
    Matthew.
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    By any chance do you have Webroot Spy Sweeper installed? I just posted about problems it was causing me with browsers and explorer. Maybe it's some of your security software.
    Joe
     
  3. MatthewRuddy

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    Nope, unless it is installed initially by Windows 7, then no.
     
  4. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Do you have any security installed?
     
  5. Stransky

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    Hi mathew

    As I have already asked in another thread, what Build of Win 7 are you using? Some of the builds released into the wild have additional malware hidden within that cause similiar issues to thois you are experiencing. I found this out for myself when I downloaded Build 7077 64 Bit and had numerous Browser related issues similar to thos you are experiencing. I use the Official build 7100 RC 64 bit and apart from initial driver and some app problems which I have overcome, with the help of kemical and others on this forum I am a happy chappie.

    Stransky
    (Douglas B):D
     
  6. MatthewRuddy

    MatthewRuddy New Member

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    I am using Windows 7 64bit RTM 7600 from msdn.
     

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