Yep, IE 5.0 Mac Problems...

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
I sometimes get Error Type 10 bombs when on graphic heavy sites or after long surfing times in Internet Explorer 5.0. The only application that freezes my whole system.



I have an iMac G3 700 with 768MB of RAM. IE has 40MB allocated for memory and the cache is set to 100MB. I have used it's self repair utility but nothing changes.



Also for some reason now in Outlook Express if I click on a link within an email IE won't open...says that I may not have sufficient memory :eek: or I need to rebuild my desktop :confused: But, when IE is already opened the links in OE work. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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  • Reply 1 of 15
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    I'm having IE5 issues myself today. IE5 running on OS 9.2.1 crashes every time I go to (Sorry "2") go2mac.com. Anyone else got this problem?
  • Reply 2 of 15
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,502member
    [quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:

    <strong>I sometimes get Error Type 10 bombs when on graphic heavy sites or after long surfing times in Internet Explorer 5.0. The only application that freezes my whole system.



    I have an iMac G3 700 with 768MB of RAM. IE has 40MB allocated for memory and the cache is set to 100MB. I have used it's self repair utility but nothing changes.



    Also for some reason now in Outlook Express if I click on a link within an email IE won't open...says that I may not have sufficient memory :eek: or I need to rebuild my desktop :confused: But, when IE is already opened the links in OE work. :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Confusing. A few questions. Have you rebuilt the desktop as suggested? If so have you completely deleted Explorer and its prefrences and reloaded it fresh? If so then I am unsure. anything new installed? extension conflict?



    Tell you what, ZAP the PRAM, Zero all Data and reload your OS, Rebuild that new desktop, then Load all the patches and upgrades, load the new version of IE 5, then put on OS X, load it's updates and patches, and load the latest Mozilla. Problem solved.



    Feel free to ignore my last statement.
  • Reply 3 of 15
    [quote]Originally posted by NoahJ:

    <strong>



    Confusing. A few questions. Have you rebuilt the desktop as suggested? If so have you completely deleted Explorer and its prefrences and reloaded it fresh? If so then I am unsure. anything new installed? extension conflict?



    Tell you what, ZAP the PRAM, Zero all Data and reload your OS, Rebuild that new desktop, then Load all the patches and upgrades, load the new version of IE 5, then put on OS X, load it's updates and patches, and load the latest Mozilla. Problem solved.



    Feel free to ignore my last statement. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah, you gotta be kidding...



    Sure I've rebuilt the desktop as told (and for my own sake)...no changes. No new applications installed that I believe would whack out IE.



    Reloading a fresh new copy of IE is an option that I'm considering.



    No, Mozilla ain't an option...technically it ain't a browser...just a contiually unfinished hobby software for geeks...
  • Reply 4 of 15
    [quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:

    <strong>I sometimes get Error Type 10 bombs when on graphic heavy sites or after long surfing times in Internet Explorer 5.0. The only application that freezes my whole system.



    I have an iMac G3 700 with 768MB of RAM. IE has 40MB allocated for memory and the cache is set to 100MB. I have used it's self repair utility but nothing changes.



    Also for some reason now in Outlook Express if I click on a link within an email IE won't open...says that I may not have sufficient memory :eek: or I need to rebuild my desktop :confused: But, when IE is already opened the links in OE work. :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Ah IE and OE open at the same time. Like two cars trying to occupy the same space at the same time. Can't help just comiserate. In 9.x they were (for me) a recipe for disaster, playing with fire, asking to lock up the whole system. It's what prompted me out of OE and into Eudora. Even now in OS X, IE crashes two ways. First is it just quits. That's the nicest way cuz it doesn't force the 3 finger salute. The other way is when it doesn't even Force Quit. That's not a IE issue I think, as it's happened with other apps. Still, IE is so much faster than OmniWeb at present that I'm using it 90 % of the time.



    [ 12-01-2001: Message edited by: yablaka ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 15
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    I dont see how people claim IE is so much faster than Omniweb. The latest SP 10 is just as fast if not faster than IE. Has there been a new update since the one that came with 10.1? Also I have never had a app not let me force quit it.
  • Reply 6 of 15
    [quote]Originally posted by Sinewave:

    <strong>I dont see how people claim IE is so much faster than Omniweb. The latest SP 10 is just as fast if not faster than IE. Has there been a new update since the one that came with 10.1? Also I have never had a app not let me force quit it.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    good on ya then sine guess it rains harder here. the force quit thing doesn't happen every day but it happens. and please point me to SP 10 because compared to IE 5.1.3, OmiWeb 4.0.6 craawls... :confused:

    --

    iBook 600/640



    [ 12-01-2001: Message edited by: yablaka ]</p>
  • Reply 7 of 15
    Omniweb, iCab and Mozilla (hell, I'll even throw in Netscrape...) are unfinished bullshit. At least Microsoft has done it's best to give us a browser that works....most of the time. When the other's are (ever) finished I'll try them. 'Til then, its IE....
  • Reply 8 of 15
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    [quote]Originally posted by yablaka:

    <strong>



    good on ya then sine guess it rains harder here. the force quit thing doesn't happen every day but it happens. and please point me to SP 10 because compared to IE 5.1.3, OmiWeb 4.0.6 craawls... :confused:

    --

    iBook 600/640



    [ 12-01-2001: Message edited by: yablaka ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Oh I agree... IE 5.1.3 IS faster than 4.0.6



    But the SPs of 4.1 a A LOT faster.



    <a href="http://www.omnigroup.com/ftp/pub/outgoing/sneakypeek/"; target="_blank">http://www.omnigroup.com/ftp/pub/outgoing/sneakypeek/</a>;
  • Reply 9 of 15
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    [quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:

    <strong> Omniweb, iCab and Mozilla (hell, I'll even throw in Netscrape...) are unfinished bullshit. At least Microsoft has done it's best to give us a browser that works....most of the time. When the other's are (ever) finished I'll try them. 'Til then, its IE....</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I wouldn't call IE 5 for OS X a finished product by NO means.
  • Reply 10 of 15
    I had IE5 hard crashes a lot a while back, and I was very surprised when I finally discovered and confirmed the cause:



    Too many bookmarks.



    That's right. If you have a lot of bookmarks (I never did an actual count, but if you have more than a few dozen or so, it seems) IE will often randomly crash hard, usually after running for a while. So unless you're willing to move to OS X, you'll have to reduce the number of bookmarks you have.



    It took me for ever to track this bug down because it took time to replicate, but I became sure that was the case. You can feel free to perform your own experiments. I remain absolutely amazed at MS's lack of ANY bugfixes to IE 5.0 for OS 9 since summer of LAST YEAR. *sigh* If only it weren't the browser with my favorite featureset out there!
  • Reply 11 of 15
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    Try trashing the 'internet preferences' file. That fixes some IE problems sometimes.
  • Reply 12 of 15
    keshkesh Posts: 621member
    IE is just plain buggy, under OS 9 or X.



    Under OS 9, it would usually freeze up the system for nearly a minute while processing large pages, such as my Amazon.com Wish List. Also, if it failed to load a page for some reason (like unable to find a server's DNS entry), it would always crash when you tried to quit.



    Under OS X, if it fails to find a site, it begins having trouble loading any bookmarks you have in your Favorites. Seems to act like you never clicked on them in the menu. Also, it tends to get a spinning beachball more often than it should.



    And in both versions, I've found a bad crashing bug. If a download is in progress when the program crashes, and you then relaunch IE and try to download again, it has two copies of the download running. If you try to delete the first one while the second is running, it kills IE in a heartbeat.
  • Reply 13 of 15
    Whoa. I do have way too many bookmarks...I'll try that. :eek:
  • Reply 14 of 15




    Great that you're trying to help someone, too bad you're only 6 and a half years late
  • Reply 15 of 15
    ajayajay Posts: 117member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dutch pear View Post






    Great that you're trying to help someone, too bad you're only 6 and a half years late



    that's "Time Machine" for some people!
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