[Resolved] IE6 - new window wont load

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walter929

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I'm running IE 6 and whenever I right-click and choose 'Open Link in New Window' or when a link is targeted to open in its own window then the window opens but the content never loads. The IE loading icon in the top right continues to move but nothing ever comes up. I have Javascript enabled and I've ran a repair of IE 6 but the problem continues. The problem originally happened on IE5.5 so I upgraded to 6, but it is still happening. I'm running on Win98se. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

TonyKlein

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First, try setting IE5 as your default browser. Go to IE tools/internet options/programs and turn on the check box for IE to check if it is the default browser. Shut down and restart IE. When it asks to be default browser, say yes.

Also have a look at this MS article:

Internet Shortcuts in Outlook Express Don't Start Browser

Also, some third party programmes that control pop up windows and advertisements can prevent this facility from working. Disable all third party internet related programmes and test.

If no joy, try repairing IE, if you have that option available: Description of the Internet Explorer Repair Tool

If you don't, do this:

Go to Start - Run (type each line below separately, then press OK)

regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
regsvr32 Urlmon.dll


Note: you should see a brief message after each entry.
Reboot and test IE - New Window, repost with your results.

Some (and this refers to Windows 98 only) have reported that after this fix they still had to revert back to an older oleaut32.dll version from their CD.
So that's worth trying as well.

Good luck,
 

walter929

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Thanks very much for your help, restoring oleaut32.dll off the Win98se CD fixed the problem. Thanks again.
 

TonyKlein

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Great it worked!

And thanks for your confirmation that it does work .

This is a relatively little known solution for this type of problem in Win98/IE 6.0, and it's nice to hear it makes sense!

Cheers,
 
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