forgive me if these have been tried, but I saw no indication that they had been...
...and also if I'm not supposed to try helping, being a new member and all...
1st : make sure your temporary files have been dumped.
2nd : Try starting with no add-ons There are a two easy methods to do this.
A: click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools and click on Internet Explorer - No add ons
B: click Start -> Run and enter the following -> iexplore.exe -extoff
3rd : Try reregistering Internet Explorer by clicking Start -> Run and entering -> regsvr32.exe c:\program files\internet explorer\ieproxy.dll
If 1 and 2 don't work, then apply 3 and try the icon first, then 1 and 2 again if the icon fails to start IE.
Is it safe to assume you have had the task manager open and watched to see if the iexplore process starts when the icon is clicked?
I worked on a computer about a year ago that was doing the same thing with respect to IE. Ends up the owner was "cleaning the registry" and had deleted the IE DLL. Reregistering restored it.
I'll be stopping back to check up once in a while to see if you are restored to working order.
Edited by joester, 03 July 2009 - 05:09 PM.
Common sense to some is the higher education others strive to attain.