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error message every time I start up MSN Browser

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  1. nora503

    nora503 Thread Starter

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    Every time I start up an log on to MSN I get an error message in my task bar. I am unable to pull it up when I click on the error message. It doesn't seem to effect any other programs other than the browser, mainly when I am in my e-mail box. This message lingers around for about 10 minutes and then disappears. After that everything works just fine. ???
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    What error message
     
  3. nora503

    nora503 Thread Starter

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    that's just it....it won't say. It just says "error reporting" at the bottom of the task bar. I click on it to see what it is and nothing happens.
     
  4. nora503

    nora503 Thread Starter

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    that's just it....it won't say. It just says "error reporting" at the bottom of the task bar. I click on it to see what it is and nothing happens.
     
  5. Dr Dave

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    Have you thought of switching to a new browser? I switched to Firefox which
    is safer, faster, and not as bloated.





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    Since beginning its measurements last summer, WebSideStory has been cautious to draw any broad conclusions about Firefox's popularity. This time around, the company said many people are not only downloading Firefox, they're sticking with it and using it.

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    A Microsoft spokesman did not immediately comment for this story
     
  6. Cheeseball81

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    Does this happen when you're viewing the MSN homepage? MSN Messenger?

    MSN seems to have many issues lately. They've been doing server upgrades.
     
  7. nora503

    nora503 Thread Starter

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    well I won't be switching browsers. It comes free with my verizon internet service and I don't want to pay for other browsers. I am very pleased with it. It has a great parental controls that I like for the kids. This is only a recent problem and didn't have issues until a month ago.

    This happens for about the first 10 minutes after I log on and go into the Mail & More options.
     
  8. nora503

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    I just want to make a correction. The before mentioned problem occurs even when I'm just browsing the net. So it's not just when I am in my e-mail box.
     
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