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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14 00:53:31 CST 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> IE 7.0 won't remember my "home page" after a reboot

I've downloaded and installed IE7 without issue. The only issue I've come
across sofar is this. it will not hold on to my home page. If I set it up in
internet properties, it holds. The issue comes once I reboot, it then goes
back to about:blank?

I have a Dell 600m with a fresh XP Home install. No antivirus, antispyware
software running/installed. Other than the Microsoft's Firewall. During
install I didn't recieve any error's what so ever.

I've even changed it in the registry, again while I'm working on the laptop,
it holds to what ever home page I chose. As mentioned before, the issue only
seems to happen after a reboot.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Internet Explorer60  
 
 
PA





PostPosted: Sun Jan 14 00:53:31 CST 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> IE 7.0 won't remember my "home page" after a reboot What led you to doing a fresh install on this somewhat older laptop? Why
haven't you installed an AV app yet? (If you did the "fresh install" using
the hidden Restore partition, you'll finf that everything that was on the
machine when you first booted it, including the trial-version AV app, will
be present again.)

Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet
(you have the equivalent of a "new computer")
http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/before_you_plug_in.html

Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/computer/default.mspx

Options/settings in several third-party applications may be disallowing the
change(s) from "sticking" when you reboot. These include Ad-aware's
Ad-Watch, Spybot Tea Timer, SpywareBlaster, SpySweeper, Norton AntiVirus,
McAfee VirusScan and/or Antispyware, and Zone Alarm (Free and Pro).

Here's something else about NAV that you may not know:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/symantecdoc1.html
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)



> I've downloaded and installed IE7 without issue. The only issue I've come
> across sofar is this. it will not hold on to my home page. If I set it up
> in
> internet properties, it holds. The issue comes once I reboot, it then goes
> back to about:blank?
>
> I have a Dell 600m with a fresh XP Home install. No antivirus, antispyware
> software running/installed. Other than the Microsoft's Firewall. During
> install I didn't recieve any error's what so ever.
>
> I've even changed it in the registry, again while I'm working on the
> laptop,
> it holds to what ever home page I chose. As mentioned before, the issue
> only
> seems to happen after a reboot.
>
> Any input would be greatly appreciated.

 
 
Santacruz





PostPosted: Sun Jan 14 14:41:01 CST 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> IE 7.0 won't remember my "home page" after a reboot I bought it second hand, formatted the drive using an external 2.5 HD case. I
used Partition magic and Easy Recovery Pro to format. The fresh install via
the recovery disks. I ran MS SP 2 before going on the internet. I went
directly to MS and downloaded any updates needed. Everything else works
great, it's just IE 7.0. I don't have any AV or third party SW installed.

Looking through the posts, I'm not the only one having this issue. I'm just
trying to figure out if anyone has figured out a solution.



> What led you to doing a fresh install on this somewhat older laptop? Why
> haven't you installed an AV app yet? (If you did the "fresh install" using
> the hidden Restore partition, you'll finf that everything that was on the
> machine when you first booted it, including the trial-version AV app, will
> be present again.)
>
> Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet
> (you have the equivalent of a "new computer")
> http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/before_you_plug_in.html
>
> Protect Your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/computer/default.mspx
>
> Options/settings in several third-party applications may be disallowing the
> change(s) from "sticking" when you reboot. These include Ad-aware's
> Ad-Watch, Spybot Tea Timer, SpywareBlaster, SpySweeper, Norton AntiVirus,
> McAfee VirusScan and/or Antispyware, and Zone Alarm (Free and Pro).
>
> Here's something else about NAV that you may not know:
> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/symantecdoc1.html
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
>
>

> > I've downloaded and installed IE7 without issue. The only issue I've come
> > across sofar is this. it will not hold on to my home page. If I set it up
> > in
> > internet properties, it holds. The issue comes once I reboot, it then goes
> > back to about:blank?
> >
> > I have a Dell 600m with a fresh XP Home install. No antivirus, antispyware
> > software running/installed. Other than the Microsoft's Firewall. During
> > install I didn't recieve any error's what so ever.
> >
> > I've even changed it in the registry, again while I'm working on the
> > laptop,
> > it holds to what ever home page I chose. As mentioned before, the issue
> > only
> > seems to happen after a reboot.
> >
> > Any input would be greatly appreciated.
>
>
 
 
BB





PostPosted: Sun Jan 14 16:18:00 CST 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> IE 7.0 won't remember my "home page" after a reboot First click on a blank tab.
Put in something useful like www.google.co.uk into the address bar and bring
up the site.
Stay in the tab.
Go to the top icons.
Use the drop down alongside the little house.
click Add or Change Homepage ...
you will be offered 3 options.
select "Use this web page as your only home page."
Click the yes button
close IE 7 and re-open
voila!

Yes, it is MSs way of making it really difficult and hoping you will fade
and accept their offering.

Bob



> I've downloaded and installed IE7 without issue. The only issue I've come
> across sofar is this. it will not hold on to my home page. If I set it up in
> internet properties, it holds. The issue comes once I reboot, it then goes
> back to about:blank?
>
> I have a Dell 600m with a fresh XP Home install. No antivirus, antispyware
> software running/installed. Other than the Microsoft's Firewall. During
> install I didn't recieve any error's what so ever.
>
> I've even changed it in the registry, again while I'm working on the laptop,
> it holds to what ever home page I chose. As mentioned before, the issue only
> seems to happen after a reboot.
>
> Any input would be greatly appreciated.
>
>
 
 
PA





PostPosted: Sun Jan 14 16:38:52 CST 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> IE 7.0 won't remember my "home page" after a reboot > I don't have any AV...installed.

Then that may be why your home page has been hijacked! Re-read
http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/before_you_plug_in.html, format & reinstall
again, then do *everything* on the page before otherwise connecting the
machine to the internet (i.e., to browse, check email or chat).

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Introduction
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
(http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to use.
It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware. **Post
your log to http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30,
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html,
http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7, or other appropriate
forums for expert analysis, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
--
~PA Bear




> I bought it second hand, formatted the drive using an external 2.5 HD
> case.
> I used Partition magic and Easy Recovery Pro to format. The fresh install
> via the recovery disks. I ran MS SP 2 before going on the internet. I went
> directly to MS and downloaded any updates needed. Everything else works
> great, it's just IE 7.0. I don't have any AV or third party SW installed.
>
> Looking through the posts, I'm not the only one having this issue. I'm
> just
> trying to figure out if anyone has figured out a solution.
>

>
>> What led you to doing a fresh install on this somewhat older laptop? Why
>> haven't you installed an AV app yet? (If you did the "fresh install"
>> using
>> the hidden Restore partition, you'll finf that everything that was on the
>> machine when you first booted it, including the trial-version AV app,
>> will
>> be present again.)
>>
>> Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet
>> (you have the equivalent of a "new computer")
>> http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/before_you_plug_in.html
>>
>> Protect Your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/computer/default.mspx
>>
>> Options/settings in several third-party applications may be disallowing
>> the
>> change(s) from "sticking" when you reboot. These include Ad-aware's
>> Ad-Watch, Spybot Tea Timer, SpywareBlaster, SpySweeper, Norton AntiVirus,
>> McAfee VirusScan and/or Antispyware, and Zone Alarm (Free and Pro).
>>
>> Here's something else about NAV that you may not know:
>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/symantecdoc1.html
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
>>
>>

>>> I've downloaded and installed IE7 without issue. The only issue I've
>>> come
>>> across sofar is this. it will not hold on to my home page. If I set it
>>> up
>>> in
>>> internet properties, it holds. The issue comes once I reboot, it then
>>> goes
>>> back to about:blank?
>>>
>>> I have a Dell 600m with a fresh XP Home install. No antivirus,
>>> antispyware
>>> software running/installed. Other than the Microsoft's Firewall. During
>>> install I didn't recieve any error's what so ever.
>>>
>>> I've even changed it in the registry, again while I'm working on the
>>> laptop,
>>> it holds to what ever home page I chose. As mentioned before, the issue
>>> only
>>> seems to happen after a reboot.
>>>
>>> Any input would be greatly appreciated.