Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:57 PM
I am not sure which forum to post this problem. I choose this forum because I do not have any symptoms of a virus. If the virus forum is the correct forum, please let me know and I will re post.
I have a problem with IE8. My system is Windows XP PRO SP3. My current version of IE8 is: IE8.0.6001.19702.XPSP3_gdr.120411-1615
Problem: IE8 open OK and can access new web sites in the CURRENT, opening window.
When I pull down FILE and select New Window OR select CTRL-N OR CTRL –T a new windows tries to start, but IE “hangs” and never finishes opening the new window. The task bar at the bottom on the screen shows the new window and the first opening window. I can right click on the new window icon in the bottom task bar, then click on CLOSE. Some times the new window closes, sometimes not. Also right click on the opening window and select CLOSE – Sometimes the new window closes, sometimes the opening window closes along with IE8 closure.
What I have done:
1. Started IE8 with run : iexplore –extoff I have no problem starting a new window. Any of the three ways; down FILE and select New Window OR select CTRL-N OR CTRL –T. produces a new window. I can open as many new windows as needed.
Important for item #2 below. While in the mode, I went to Tools, Manage Add on’s and disabled all addon’s.
2. Started IE8 normally from desk top icon, with all add on’s disabled. See item #1 above. Same problem, could not open a new window.
3. Completely removed IE8 , with ADD/REMOVE programs. Then down loaded and installed a fresh copy of IE8. Same problem, still unable to open a new window with the new copy of IE8 with no add on’s installed.