"amit" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> i'm using internet explorer 7 and today i was suddenly unable to start it.
> click the icon and the browser opens up but web pages don't load, i only
> a blank screen with the toolbars. non of the buttons work either, for
> i can press "tools" but when i try clicking "internet options" it won't
> the internet options window. i can't open my favorites or my feeds and
> when i
> type an address and press enter it doesn't load. i tried uninstalling IE7
> use IE6 instead and IE6 works, although not completely... when i right
> a link and press "open in new window" it won't open, and there was a
> problem with downloading files but it doesn't really matter... i also
> downloading IE8 beta 2 but it ended up having the exact same problem as
> IE7... i don't know if this has anything to do with it but i'm using a
> wireless internet and i wanted to upgrade my router's firmware so i went
> my mom's laptop which i connected to the router with an ethernet cable
> installed the firmware. my mom's internet was working fine but when i went
> back to my computer, there was that problem with IE7...
> please help, thankfully i had google chrome installed a few days ago so
> able to use the internet and write this message, but i want my IE back...
I know of three causes for the vast majority of such problems:
1. You might have incompatible add-ons:
Go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools
and click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).
2. Tools | Internet Options | Advanced
Scroll to the bottom and click Reset Internet Explorer Settings. Read this
How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES):
Note that the Reset IE Settings button will delete AutoComplete data (such
as passwords.) Do you have those backed up?
3. Malware already installed on the computer: Help with malware
All MS-MVP Sites.
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
whose ads for
malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince you that you
owe it to the author. See also:
Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
You might also try the steps here:
"Internet Explorer stops responding, stops working, or restarts"
Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM
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