Internet Exp. will not load after OSX update.

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  1. OCOTILLO macrumors regular

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    After OSX software update, IE does not load. I continue to get the beach ball. I can only get out with force quit. I reinstalled IE from the MS website, but still does not work. Any ideas? It would not be a problem except one of the bills I pay can only be done with IE.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm... Mine loaded just fine then. I noticed that the update screwed with a lot of permissions on my iBook (less on the iMac) so maybe repair permissions and if that doesn't work, do the usual deleting of permissions. :)
     
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Same problem here. Luckily I don't use IE, but this is going to be a problem for some people. I wonder if MS and/or Apple will release a fix. Doesn't seem too likely.
     
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Mine seemed to load fine, and in fact I had already typed a response stating that it was working fine when I realized that it wasn't working fine. The window comes up, and for a while it looks like it's OK with the status bar talking about loading the page, but it never loads. Just starts beachballing and won't quit.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    All right, well it's okay for me to a point but then crashes if I do anything even slightly intensive with it. I can still navigate to most sites though. Weird.

    Don't expect a fix from Microsoft anytime soon, IE is completely unsupported (for Mac :p ). :(
     
  6. OCOTILLO thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried repair permissions - no luck. IE still doesn't work. Since others have the same problem, I guess it is a new bug.
     
  7. clayj macrumors 604

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    Try this (worked for me):

    1. Launch Explorer and VERY QUICKLY click the Stop button.
    2. Go to Preferences and change the home page to something OTHER than www.msn.com. (I used www.msnbc.com as my new home page.)
    3. Then, go to the home page.

    This seems to have resolved the problem here.
     
  8. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    That fixed it for me too. I'm posting this message using IE 5.2.3 under 10.4.3.
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    My home page was never MSN so that may explain why I got further at the start. It's working okay for me now but it's still pretty unstable. :(
     
  10. OCOTILLO thread starter macrumors regular

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    It worked for me too, after I finally got to the stop button fast enough. Thanks.
     
  11. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

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    I tried 10 times, and couldn't do it - not fast enough. My wife's account (she prefers IE) was set to a different home page and so she's fine. Maybe I'll try unplugging the modem and do it.
     
  12. zudo macrumors member

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    See this link about this problem

    http://www.tuaw.com/2005/10/31/a-microsoft-catch-22/

     
  13. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    Nice. You just saved me a ton of time. A woman I work with thought she had broken IE... I had plans to reinstall it after lunch. Now I will just change msn.com to something not screwed the F up.
     
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