When you start Internet Explorer 8, it opens and then closes immediately
1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode? To start
IE in No Add-ons mode:
=> Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without
=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).
Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
<= Read before using!
3. Does the behavior persist if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?
[Careful! Only remain in Safe Mode just long enough to test!]
4a. What's the full name of your McAfee application (e.g., McAfee Security
Center) and is your subscription current? Are you running Ad-Aware AE,
Ad-Aware 2008, or Ad-Aware 2007? What anti-spyware applications other than
Windows Defender and Ad-Aware are installed? What third-party firewall (if
any)? Were any of these applications running in the background when you
4b. Has another McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
(including a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?
5. Do you have an available Restore Point which predates the install of IE8?
<=Just asking for now!!
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I installed IE8 on my Windows XP SP3 computer a few days ago. All went
> well. However, today I have had an intermittent problem in which it
> immediately after opening it. I can reopen it after this behavior and it
> OK. There are no problems with surfing the web. Any ideas as to what may
> be causing this would be appreciated. I have run Lavasoft AdAware and
> McAfee virusscan.