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Thread: Blank page 'won't go away'

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    lindabeilia Guest

    Blank page 'won't go away'

    Every time I do anything this 'blank page' pops up and won't go away until I
    start Task Manager and close it. It keeps coming back and all I want to do
    is prevent it from loading every time I do anything or start windows.

    Anyone else have a problem like this??????

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    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Blank page 'won't go away'

    What KIND of a blank page?

    When exactly do it appear FIRST, how to you close it in Task Manager
    if it doesn't have a name?

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    lindabeilia Guest
    It just seems to be a blank web page which takes up the full screen. I
    never had anything like this in Windows XP, but it is annoying. It sometimes
    shows up when I change web sites or after I download new updates from Windows
    Update. The other day I started to play hearts and it started. There is no
    rhyme or reason that's why it is annoying.

    I can close it because it shows up in the Task Manager as 'blank page'. It
    doesn't make sense.

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    dean-dean Guest

    Re: Blank page 'won't go away'

    Hi lindabeilia,

    The next time you see the 'blank page', before you close it in Task Manager,
    right-click on it in Task Manger, and choose "Go to Process" (at the bottom
    of the context menu). The Process tab will open. Take note of the file's
    name that gets highlighted. Then you can close it on the Applications tab.

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    大头小爱 Guest
    just occured when u vist the web site ?

    maybe a virus, u can check u IE -"manage add-on" if any interrogatory Active
    X and then disabble or delete it

    Sounds to me like an adware process, popping up and attempting to show
    an ad that is unavailable to it, perhaps thanks to Vista's firewall. I'd
    scan for adware/spyware, perhaps starting with Windows Defender, since
    it's already available with Vista.

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    joey Guest
    Someone must know how to get rid of the pesky blank page! Help!!!

    What sort of blank page, what file type, is it a doc file, is it from your
    browser, does it say blank.htm, blank.doc, etc. It sounds as though you may
    have picked up some malware. Have you run a virus scan have you scanned for

    it says microsoft windows blank page. it covers the whole screen. to get rid
    of it temporarily, I right click, and then click : close". but it comes back
    the very next time I use the pc.

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    Michael Solomon Guest
    Have you always had this problem or is it a relatively recent issue? If
    recent, is there anything you've added, installed, downloaded recently? If
    you can't pinpoint anything but the problem is recent, you might try using
    System Restore to take you back to a time prior to when this began. Start
    Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Restore. While System Restore
    is meant to only restore the registry and system settings to a specific
    point in time, as a precaution you should make sure your data is well backed

    It's not the "about:blank" attack, is it???

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    lindabeilia Guest
    I started this thread last March and am still having problems with the
    'blank page'. I have had a computer technician to my house and my machine
    cleaned with Anti-Virus software, registry cleaners and then I will download
    something from Windows Update and GUESS what - the HATED blank screen is back
    after spending hundreds of dollars to get rid of it. I think it is an issue
    with Windows Vista - and no one seems know how to get rid of it. I have
    contacted Microsoft and was treated as if it was "ALL IN MY MIND". If anyone
    finds a solution I sure would like to have it or know what it is. I hate
    using my computer now and I hate WINDOWS VISTA.

    I have the same problem and don't know how to delete the Windows Blank Page

    I had this problem before,This time it started coming up when I clicked on my
    Magentic IncrediMail.What do I do to get rid of it?

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    lindabeilia Guest

    RE: Blank page 'won't go away'

    Attn: Dotmay

    I had a Computer Tech here who ran a Adblocker software and he found several
    references to "CoolWebSearch" and deleted them all. I ended up buying the
    licence to use it "AdWare", I think it is called anyway, the problem turned
    out to be this "CoolWebSearch" which spies on your computer, etc. and turns
    up as "about blank page" - so far everything is working ok for me. If it
    turns up again - do a search on your computer (especially hidden files) and
    delete all references to "coolwebsearch" and you should be ok. It has only
    taken me from March until now to get some answers. I hope this helps you.

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    Alan Guest
    The problem seems to be associated with a program which accompanies
    Incedimail when its downloaded called Magentic. Go to Start and type 'system
    configuration' without the speech marks, into the search field, then
    transmit. Wait for a window to open then select the Startup Tab, scroll down
    the list and uncheck the Magentic program and click Ok. That should do it.

    So, cutback to XP.

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    vladsky Guest

    Re: Blank page 'won't go away'

    The only time I've had a blank (sort of yellow) page covering both my
    monitors is at boot, and only after I've just installed an "offending"
    driver. That Blank page stays on for about 30 seconds, then goes away
    and all is back to normal. Next step, I remove the offending driver and
    roll back... reboot, and no more blank page. I know this is not the
    problem you described, but it might nonetheless help others who've seen
    that "other" blank page.
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    releasedfire Guest
    Hello, I am a Computer Technician and I have seen this problem twice
    already. The two PCs I have seen are those of two different people. The
    PCs have the following in common:
    Both have Windows Vista in FRENCH. One has the basic version the other
    Home Premium.
    Both have an Espon Printer and has the software installed.
    *Both have got Incredimail in French installed on their Computers. FREE
    I think it has got something to do with Incredimail. I'll investigate
    this, I would appreciate it if others would look into this as well.
    Maybe it is Windows Defender blocking this page.

    I got a tip and looked into this.
    Microsoft KB 937409. It didn't help.

    Good luck.

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    GS Guest
    My parents had this issue as well. Doing some searching, a common theme was
    that people who had a program called Incredimail had this issue.

    My mother has uninstalled the program, and hasn't had the issue again - but
    that was only today. I will ask her again in a week and re-post.

    I unistalled the program called Incredimail
    and the problem ended. I went to Control Panel, Programs and Features,
    looked for Magentic/Incredimail and uninstalled it also.

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    teakosmom Guest

    RE: Blank page 'won't go away'

    hi Lindabeilia, Did you ever get any help? I'm having the same problem. It
    comes out of no where! I don't know about task manager! I've been having to
    turn my copmuter off at the tower and back on. I'm soooo annoyed! Please if
    you've learned anytthing let me know. Have a blessed day.

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    Mary G. Guest

    Re: Blank page 'won't go away'

    Sorry for all the money you spent. I was getting ready to do the same
    thing. After reading this discussion group and my experience, it seems to be
    a permanent problem. I have written to Microsoft with no reply. I have
    tried everything mentioned in this group to no avail. The page I get is
    completely blank with no indication of its origination. I too use the task
    manager to get rid of it. I shows up on the manager as "Blank Internet
    Explorer Page". I use Firefox and was beginning to think my arm was being
    twisted to use IE. Go figure. I'm at a complete loss. I do have another
    ridiculous problem if anyone can help me. I have a document in Works that I
    cannot delete. I tried to go all over the computer to get rid of it. I
    beginning to go wacko with this Vista.

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