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cant get history to completely delete

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    cant get history to completely delete

    everytime i delete my internet histroy I notice that like 5 or so sites stay under history in the address bar. can anyone tell me how to permanetly get rid og them? Ive tried deleting auotcomplete but that doesnt work either.

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    Re: cant get history to completely delete

    Have you tried these?
    IE - Tools - Delete Browsing History - History - Delete History - Close.
    Or
    IE - Tools - Internet Options - General Tab - Browsing History - Delete - Close.


    Refer to this Tutorial for the automatic way as well.
    Internet Explorer Browsing History


    Please let us know how it goes.

    Last edited by JMH; 03 Sep 2009 at 02:16. Reason: Added a point.
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    Re: cant get history to completely delete

    yes ive tried those and also ccleaner yet the same 5 websites stay in the histaory in the address bar even if I click the red x. I've tried restting ie 8 also and still doesnt work these 5 sites just wont delete

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    Re: cant get history to completely delete

    Have you considered going back to IE7 or using Firefox?

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    Re: cant get history to completely delete

    i just want to know whats causing this. this is a one year old laptop and its already had so many problems and on its 3rd hard drive.

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    Re: cant get history to completely delete

    I can understand your frustation. As for being on a third hard drive - wow!
    That's not good.

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    Re: cant get history to completely delete

    dell sent me the faulty one when i first got this laptop then the second one they sent be was also having trouble so this is my third. I guess im just alittle worried and paranoid even that the smallest thing with this computer. i thinking of letting geek squad give it a once over just to make sure everything is ok wiht it.

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    Re: cant get history to completely delete

    Is the computer or newest hard drive still under warranty?
    A second opinion might be a good idea.

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    Re: cant get history to completely delete

    no it went out of warranty a month and a half ago. its either geek squad or buy a new computer

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    Re: cant get history to completely delete

    If it's the latter, I bet it won't be the same brand as the current one.

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