Windows XP or Vista?
1. You may have an incompatible browser add-on installed.
For troubleshooting information see:
928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on
Problem: Crashes or hangs
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
2. In Task Manager, are nview.exe or nwiz.exe listed? They're part of the
NVIDIA Control Panel and have caused problems with tabs. The nvidia control
panel is not necessary and can be disabled from Run> msconfig> Startup tab.
3. If the problem is not caused by an add-on, look for a third-party program
as the cause.
936214- How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect IE7 in
(Also applies to XP)
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"Dusty" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hey techie types,
> I have IE7 set to open a new tab when opening a link. Problem is that
> it's opening a new instance of the browser not a new tab. In fact, a
> new instance is opened not matter which of the 3 options is set. Any
> comments or suggestions?