1. Which version of Windows? (Including SP level- SP1, SP2, etc.)
2. Is another program or toolbar blocking the pop-up window? Perhaps a
toolbar from Yahoo, Google, Earthlink, etc? How about the Ad-Watch feature
Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.
For troubleshooting information see:
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on
Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
3. Do you have Automatic Updates (Microsoft) enabled?
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"Larna" <Larna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> It may be since I recently installed IE8, but when I click on 'Attach
> in either Hotmail, or Yahoo email accounts, the browsing window pops up
> only seconds. It then disappears, and then I lose my connection to my
> account, which has to be restored. It will only do this a limited number
> times and then I am locked out. I have tried allowing pop-ups from these
> sites, but I still have the problem. I have been trying to send a couple
> photos to relatives for days, with no success.