See if a browser add-on is causing the problem.
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, a browser add-on is causing it.
For troubleshooting information see:
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorerís (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:
[MS MVP- IE]
"John" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Vista SP2
> Tried Blank still opens two
> Tried turning off desktop pc and using just laptop and it still opens two
> "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > 1. Which version of Windows? (Including SP level- Vista SP1, XP SP2
> > 2. Which version of Internet Explorer?
> > 3. What's your IE homepage?
> > 4. Is your current homepage in Trusted Sites?
> > 5 Does the problem persist if you set a blank homepage?
> > "John" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:3FC6D638-1ABB-4950-B5B3-CCAED8D7EEC5@microsoft.com...
> >> I have just set up a Wi-Fi network at home so that I can use the files
> > my
> >> desktop pc from my laptop. On my desktop pc I went to Permissions to
> > allow
> >> sharing of the directories and files in my Users directory.
> >> The problem is that when I now open Internet Explorer the laptop opens
> >> two
> >> instances and neither of the two will respond to mouse clicks or key
> >> board
> >> commands and the only way to close them is to use Task Manager End
> >> There is no problem with opening Internet Explorer on the desktop pc as
> > only one opens.
> >> Any help would be appreciated.
> >> John