1. Start Internet Explorer without add-ons by right-clicking the IE icon on
the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
from Start> Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no
If the problem goes away, a browser add-on is causing it.
For troubleshooting information see:
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
2. Try resetting security settings back to default. Internet Options>
Security> Default level.
3. With the warning that a reset will delete AutoComplete data, such as
passwords and you will have to reinstall or re-enable browser add-ons, use
the Reset Internet Explorer Settings button (Internet Options> Advanced.)
Useful for recovering stored passwords before you clear all stored login
IE PassView- NirSoft:
What a reset of IE settings will do:
Windows Vista Help- Reset Internet Explorer settings:
4. A third-party security program may be causing the problem. Disable
third-party antivirus, security suites, firewalls, etc. *only* long enough
to test the affected site. If a security program is the culprit, look
through settings/options for the feature which may be doing this.
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"BobM" <BobM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Using IE8, Windows XP, and SP3. When I am asked to upload a file (resume)
> from my system, click on Browse, My Documents opens then after about 3-5
> seconds, My Documents window closes and I am not able to upload a file.
> just started within the last 2-3 weeks.
> Bob M