Thx for the reply, these are the details that I get:
The "about" shows version: 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254
As I mentioned this problem seemed to have cropped up after a windows update. the techs have checked for Hijacks and there are none; my system is very secure and monitored by work.
Even clicking on your Link causes the notebook to create the Error and indicate that IE has encountered a problem and must close.
If I go to CP>IE Options>Advanced and uncheck third party browsers, I am able to proceed as normal.
The techs after they did the security program scans and a HJT log and there was no problem suggested that I try searching my recent windows updates and so I posted here.
This has been going on for awhile and is extremely frustrating.
The techs went in and Reset the IE web settings and I started from scratch and then added the Google Bar, with the popup bar enabled, and then I added some add ons like Easy Web print after and the problems started to occur.
With just the plain old Google Task bar there seemed to be no problem?????
I noticed when I click on a Link intermittently the pop up blocker from IE will show the dialogue in the box giving me the choice of "temporarily allowing pop ups" and I select that and then the same window reopens for me to click on the Link again, and I can't really remember if it was always a 2 step process to get the Link to open.
In the case of your Link to Comctl32.dll, there is nothing about pop ups and the IE simply encounters a problem and shuts down.
As mentioned earlier, if I go to CP>Advanced and uncheck allow 3rd party browsers that this inconsistently does allow a Link to open without a problem but a times; it will still come up with IE has encountered a problem and must close. This can be in a case like your Link in this Forum or in an Email. So unchecking that box is not a total solution either.
The techs said it is like IE is not communicating to my Outllook from Office 2003 when the Links are in an e-mail and then of course there is the problem of trying to open the Link like yours in this forum.
The techs double checked for HJT.
Sometimes I wonder if it is something with IE6 and Google and/or also with one of these Windows patches????
I hope that some of this information might help, thankyou.
It is frustrating to have this happen and I thought that it was resolved but it has not been.
I even went in to insure that my home page was Google and did a retype of the name, however that did not fix the issue.
There are no other oddities like sending me to another site etc. simply this issue that I described above.
I hope that yoou might have some ideas as it would be greatly appreciated, thankyou for your time.
I have googled Comctl32.dll and can't find anything and as the techs said it is installed on my notebook and it seems that the problem occurred after the patches from Windows that I listed in my earlier post. BTW, the techs checked for the presence of this .dll and it is there so???
Edited by georgia, 15 April 2007 - 06:10 AM.
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