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Message from webpage...Stack overflow at line __. You can click ok on it & it will keep popping up with a different line number. How do I get rid of this?
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Hi Goldie,

 

Here is a good blurb on the subject.. that's my blurb and I'm sticking to it! -->

Ok, What is a stack error, and why did I get this error ?

Good hypothetical question you may or may not have asked, I'll tell you :)

All programs have something called a call stack. When a program calls a function, an item is placed (pushed) on the stack. When the function returns, it's removed (popped).

Program call stack sizes are strictly limited. If you put too many calls on the stack, it will overflow.

 

A common way this can occur is if a recursive function (a function that calls itself) where there is a bad case or exit condition. The function will keep calling itself over and over, filling up the stack and causing the overflow.

 

Ok, how do I fix it?

 

Are you using Internet Explorer ? It's likely because that is where this most commonly occurs. As such, here are some troubleshooting steps to help to resolve this issue:

 

1. Reset Internet Explorer Settings

 

1. Close any Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer windows that are currently open.

2. Click  Start > Control PanelInternet Options

3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset.

4. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.

5. When Internet Explorer finishes restoring the default settings, click Close, and then click OK.

6. Close Internet Explorer.

 

This will restore the default settings for features including:

Home page, search scopes, Browsing History, Form Data, Passwords, Appearance settings, Toolbars and Active X controls

 

Your changes will take effect the next time you open Internet Explorer.

 

2. Run full malware scan (especially for spyware):

 

Another potential cause, spyware. This is very common in an internet browser and this is a common way that an error would occur. For instance, the error could be occuring because a spyware program has installed had a programming error which triggered the stack error loop described above. ----

 

Here are some options, run a complete scan and remove any malware that shows up:

 

Microsoft

_http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Use Full Service Scan

 

Spybot -- (Free Ad-ware/spyware + malware Program):

 

Spybot Search and Destroy

http://www.safer-networking.org/

 

and reboot the machine.

 

3. Permanently disable add-ons for IE7 and 8:

 

(hat tip to Diana for laying this out so well--see above post and voted helpful)...

 

If the issue  persists  after you boot the computer, check if the same happened in no add-ons mode.

 

TEST:

Start Internet Explorer in No Add-ons mode to test, here's how:

 

* Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).

if issue persists, next step is to  

If it’s not having the issue, then the problem is caused by one of the add-ons used by the internet explorer.
Then you may have to disable /enable one by one and see which add-ons are causing the issue.
Before you disable a browser add-on, keep in mind that some WebPages, or Internet Explorer itself, might not display properly if an add-on is disabled. We recommend that you only disable an add-on if it repeatedly causes Internet Explorer to close.
 To permanently disable/enable add-ons in Internet Explorer 8
 1.  Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.
 2.  Click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons.
 3.  Under Show, click All add-ons.
 4.  Click the add-on you want to disable, and then click Disable/Enable.
 5.  Repeat step 4 for every add-on you want to disable/enable. When you are finished, click Close.
To permanently disable/enable add-ons in Internet Explorer 7
1.      Open Internet Explorer.
2.      Click the Tools button, click Manage Add-ons, and then click Enable or Disable Add-ons.
3.      In the Show list, click Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer to display all add-ons.
4.      Click the add-on you want to enable, and then click Enable.
5.      Repeat step 4 for every add-on you want to enable. When you are finished, click OK.
Check the link “Internet Explore Add-ons: frequently asked questions
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/e85a03aa-c7c6-428e-9891-67ea76df9b7e1033.mspx

 

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Hope this helps,

 

Steve <> Microsoft Partner

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Message from webpage...Stack overflow at line __. You can click ok on it & it will keep popping up with a different line number. How do I get rid of this?
 
Try disabling scripting and see how your symptoms change.   Even set Active Scripting to Prompt and experiment with different combinations of  Yes and No.   E.g. Stack overflow can be a symptom of a script error where a loop is out of control or recursion is being used incorrectly.
 
 
Good luck
 
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