Standby vrs Internet Explorer

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Julee99

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Internet Explorer will not start when computer is restarted from Standby mode but does when started from a complete shutdown or from restart. Error message displays reinstalling IE and then I must Restart. I think that since it works fine from cold I should be able to find a misset setting or something else that isn't turned on or off. Everything else works A-OK all the time. Using Windows 98.
 
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I have never heard of this one but I doubt that there is a setting in IE that will correct your problem. Standby in Win98 has been troublesome on some computer configurations. I suggest you not use it but instead try suspend of the monitor and hardrive for XX amount of minutes. (XX = is whatever you like). This is found by RIGHT clicking the desktop and choosing PROPERTIES and then the Screen Saver tab. There is a button at the bottom that says Settings... Choose a time for the monitor and the hardrive leaving the others at "Always On" and "Never".

You might want to try the Internet Explorer Repair Tool by going to the Control Panel, ADD/REMOVE Programs Icon and then highlight "MicroSoft Internet Explorer" and click the ADD/REMOVE button. This should give you some choices one of which should be "Repair Internet Explorer". Maybe, and this is just a guess, that a shared .dll or somthing is not unloading properly and hanging yout IE.
 

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You may want to try turning off the setting that's powering down the hardrive and see if it works after that.

Start>Settings>ControlPanel>PowerManagement. Now in the boxed titled "Turn off Hardrives", select "Never" and click on Apply. Now see if it works after coming back from Standby.
 

Julee99

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I will try the suggestions. I have run the Norton Windoctor over the weekend and it has determined that hal.dll file is missing. It also found a few other errors and has supposedly "fixed" them. Could this missing file cause my problem? If so is there any place to find hal.dll? Thanks again
 
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hal.dll isn't a Windows file, or I should say a file that comes with Windows 98xx. It must be a file that came with some software you have on your computer. I doubt that is your problem file. In my opinion Norton Windoctor will tell you something is corrupt or wrong everytime you run it. I just don't trust it. Not to say it's a bad program, I just think it can give false reports on some computer configurations. I would trust the System File Checker that comes with Win98 more. (It has it's drawbacks too) You can find this program by going to START/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Information and then clicking under the TOOLS menu. Try the suggestions posted first and let us know how you are making out.
 

Julee99

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:) Thanks for the last suggestion. Have gone from Standby to online a few times with no problems, so all appears well. Although this was quite a minor problem, I went to the System File Checker and then ran IE Repair Tool as instructed. However, I was unable to find the Repair INternet Explorer as directed from your post of 1-11-02. I really appreciate the help and thanks again!
 
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