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Ie7 Creates Shortcut + Hangs When Hyperlinking

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#1 hades


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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:00 AM

Hi all,

Would like your creative advice on the following issue :

Had a serious problem starting XP, had to reinstall. Applied all updates, including SP2. Everything seemed to work again, including Internet via Opera. Bitdefender scan shows no problems. Blacklight idem.

IE7 however, only starts up on the home page (a Dell site), and allows linking within that site. Whenever I start up a link away from the Dell site, a second blank window opens and IE hangs. I then have to use the task manager to stop both instances of IE. On my desktop, an additional shortcut to IE gets created, with only a few right-click options.

I tried removing and reinstalling IE via add/remove software. No luck.

Have IE7 on XP Home, Bitdefender (internet security 2008), regular CCleaner! user.
Internet connection clearly works (Opera). Harddisk & hardware check show no problems.
Other, similar setups on the same network work fine.

I have found a couple posts of similar issues whereby an additional shortcut gets created, but none that seem to have the same problem of IE hanging once it loads... .

What do you think ?

update - my mistake - I was installing IE6, and that must have messed things up. Downloading IE7 got this issue fixed.

Edited by hades, 21 August 2008 - 05:38 PM.

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