You may have a horked (dirty; bad; flawed) install of IE7. I suggest that
1. Uninstall IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6) EXACTLY per
[Only use the Command
%windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot uninstall via Add/Remove
2a. Uninstall all toolbars and third-party Windows Themes (including Window
2b. Disable all Norton Add-ons, if applicable.
3. Reinstall IE7 EXACTLY per
<= Steps #1-8, #10 &
#11; take note of #12, then STOP!
NB: Use http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/default.mspx
installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.
Or Direct Download link:
Tip: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it.
4. IMMEDIATELY go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
and install any
critical updates offered. If a "Root Certificates" update is listed in the
Optional category, you might install it, too, to take full advantage of
IE7's additional security.
IEBlog : IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
What's New in Internet Explorer 7
IEBlog: IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
Tony Stanford wrote:
> Hi -
> I wonder if anyone can help with this problem.
> I am running XP with an administrator account and a minimum account for
> safety. I have just upgraded to Explorer 7 at the same time as upgrading
> my Norton product.
> I now find that I cannot create webpage shortcuts on my desktop from
> Internet Explorer in the minimum account, although I can in the
> administrator's account.
> The Explorer shortcuts to web pages appear on the desktop, but when I
> click on them, they try to connect, and then Explorer freezes and I have
> to end the task. This always worked before in the minimum account, but
> has stopped since the Windows and Norton upgrade. Can't understand why
> it works OK in the administrator's account. I have tried changing the
> minimum account to admin privileges, but this does not solve the
> Help appreciated.