Thank you, Robert, for the great advice and info!
regsvr32.exe /n /i wininet.dll
When trying to run
regsvr32.exe /i ieframe.dll
it shows another error:
DllRegisterServer in ieframe.dll failed.
Return code was: 0x80004001
Another strange thing, looking at Process Explorer after re-registering IE8
as default browser and wininet.dll, iexplore.exe doesn't show up as multiple
instances when opening multiple tabs. Before, when more tabs were opened,
there were 5-6 iexplore.exe listed under the main iexplore.exe entry.
Even with that change, there was still a delay in iertutil.dll immediatelly
after shutting down IE8.
I've played with some settings and watched the results and the following
seems to do the trick or to cause of the problem since the latest KB
I had "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed"
checked. If I leave this unchecked there is no delay after closing IE8, I
have access to any icon on the desktop or Start button access, no more 5-10
second delay as before, even with 20 tabs opened at the time of closing IE8
Ever since IE7 the empty TIF function was checked all the time and only
before the latest KB update it became a problem, at least on this system.
As a workaround, I've moved the TIF folder on a RAMdisk which is basically
automatically emptied everytime system is shut down so little chance of
cloggin down IE8's temporary folder.
Gonna try Empty TIF with next IE8 KB updates hope they'll fix it.
"Robert Aldwinckle" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "John P" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Also, if I try to register iertutil.dll by " regsvr32.exe iertutil.dll "
> IE seems to be going away from such repairs, instead going to
> .msi based repairs such as you could get by using the Control Panel's
> Add or Remove Programs applet's Set Program Access and Defaults
> tool. See if re-registering IE as your default brower that way helps
> at all. Also, since there are so many more security/obscurity
> these days it may help to use that tool when Run as Administrator.
> However, although iertutil.dll evidently doesn't have a
> entry point to use, wininet.dll still has a DllInstall you could try.
> E.g. Run... (press Win-R and enter
> regsvr32.exe /n /i wininet.dll
> and ieframe.dll still has both entry points so you could also try:
> regsvr32.exe /i ieframe.dll
> Good luck
> Robert Aldwinckle