Thanks a lot for this link - looking for more information in the event logs for the errors I have been receiving is something I haven't tried yet. And I agree that the problem is probably relevant to my own system.
Actually I'm a bit stymied... When I initially Googled my error message, I was directed to a page advising me to download and install updates to a number of programs such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, Script Debugging, etc.. I read through everything on the webpage in question carefully and followed all the instructions that seemed relevant to my OS and software suite. At the time, this didn't seem to do anything to resolve the problems I was having with IE closing as soon as it was launched. Now, however (and I'm not sure what has brought about this change), the error only seems to occur for the first
instance of IE I launch after booting up my system - the second (and all subsequent) instances of IE don't get error messages.
I could work with that situation if I really had to, but it's still clear that there is an internal problem or conflict with my system of some kind that the updates are bringing to light, and I tend to be of the `fix it now before it gets worse' persuasion when it comes to computers. I'm contemplating going back and selectively excluding updates from the list of recommended updates until I find the one that's causing the problem and then just excluding that one permanently.
Edited by Damaru, 06 January 2008 - 04:41 AM.