Zip Files and I.E.

September 29, 2010 at 00:19:14
Specs: Windows 15.05.2010
I have Vista on my P.C. Whenever I attempt to open a zip file or even download one, Internet Explore begins flashing and multiplying across the screen. I can't close it and end up restarting the computer. I thought Vista could open zip file. Is it the files, I.E. or both? Does anyone have a solution? Thanks.

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#1
September 29, 2010 at 06:52:42
maryfy, That's a strange one but it won't hurt to try the zip file association fix at the link below. It's a reg file and just follow the Usage Instructions.

File association fixes for Windows Vista
http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...

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#2
September 29, 2010 at 12:59:48
Also if it just started you may be able to use a restore point to a time when it worked. See help and support for restore point.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#3
September 29, 2010 at 15:59:50
Go get WinRAR for free. Google search "WinRAR download free" and you'll see it.. the thing is, it's trying to open that file through internet (WinRAR is one of few programs compatible with that type of file apparently) and so it spams the screen... So yeah! You gotta get WinRAR or something... Otherwise, you'll do that and it'll make u restart lol. GOOD LUCK! Hope I helped!

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#4
September 29, 2010 at 16:00:41
Well I believe that this is less a system error, more a matter of (s)he does not have the right program for that file type.

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#5
September 29, 2010 at 17:25:48
Thanks for the suggestion. I have done a system restore which leads me to another question---How far back can I set the restore point? In June I was hacked (along with a lot of other people) by the Nigerian email scam, In July the garbage truck disrupted a cable line and I had no Internet for a week. In August the cd/dvd player quit functioning ( I can insert a disc but it either ejects it or I get a message to insert a disc. I've tried every suggestion given to me on computer forums but no luck.) My Gateway is 3 years old, could the player/burner be worn out already? Anyway-- May was the last time the computer and I had a trouble free relationship. Can I set it that far back? I really appreciate the responses, I'm self (mis?)- taught as far as the computer goes and often have questions. Thanks again, mfyhb

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#6
September 29, 2010 at 17:38:28
maryfy, As far as System Restore Points, you can go back as far as there actually are Restore Points. Note that any updates or new programs you installed during the period from the System Restore Point you use until now will have to be installed again.

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