IE7 crash and Internet Tools/Options dialog box will not open
WindowsXP SP3 IE7 Mcafee Anti-Virus
Everything listed above has been working fine for a long time. All
auto-updates enabled and current. Here is the problem in a nutshell: Internet
Explorer crashes upon opening: w/o add-ons, crashes. When trying to open
Internet Opt. dialog box in Control Pnl., there's a flash on the screen, but
nothing. Tried to access via cmd.exe, no-luck. Event viewer shows faulting
app. iexplorer, faulting module msvcrt.dll, followed by second error, "fault
bucket 968219480". All necessary files(as far as I can tell) are in place. I
have tried several suggested steps from MS including a clean boot, a cmd.
script,"reregisterie.cmd, and reinstalling IE7 for XP SP2,3....Nothing has
changed. Using (un-named) browser to get here. HELP! I'm burnt-out on this
and don't want to make it any worse (than I may have already). Thank you for
any input, thoughts, or remedies you can share. Sincerely.