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
Programs! Ignore any "such and such may not work if..." prompts. Ignore
any references to Vista on the page.]
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, install it to take full advantage of IE7's additional
IEBlog : IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
IEBlog: IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
Nick H wrote:
> Thanks for your response; I tried this but nothing changed. Any other
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> Uninstall Google Toolbar, reboot & test.
>> Nick H wrote:
>>> XP SP2 and IE7. I downloaded and installed IE7, and when it starts it
>>> that add-ins are disabled and it won't run. At Tools-Intenet Options,
>>> Manage Add-Ins was grayed out. Through some research, I found an
>>> on the file name in the shortcut that launched IE7 (it was "-extff" or
>>> something like that) and deleted the-extension. Now I can access
>>> Tools-Intenet Options-Manage Add-Ins, but it shows all the add-ins
>>> However, when I launch IE7, I still get the page saying add-ins are
>>> disabled and it won't run. Thanks for any help.