Not a behavior I've seen or heard of.
1. 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:
2. . If the problem is not caused by an add-on, see if a third-party program
(antivirus, security suite, firewall)
is the cause.
936214- How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect IE7 in
(Also applies to XP)
You may have to uninstall some programs, instead of merely disabling the
program, to diagnose and resolve this.
Removing McAfee may require a removal tool
Removing Norton/Symantec products completely will require the removal tool
Zone Alarm may have to be uninstalled, instead of being disabled.
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"Raychan" <Raychan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> OS : Windows XP, SP2 and SP3
> IE version : 8.0.6001.18702
> Setting of Internet Option -
> (1) General -> Browsing History -> unchecked "Delete browing history on
> (2) Content -> AutoComplete Settings -> Checked "Address bar", "Browsing
> Case :
> (1) Open a new IE8 browser. The history list of visited websites can be
> shown from the dropdown list of address bar.
> (2) Open the second IE8 browser, either by "File"-> "New Window" or click
> the IE8 icon from desktop, no history list can be shown from the address
> of the second IE8.
> Any idea?