Can't remember the last time I typed anything in the address field. As there is such a high chance of making an error - thus not linking to the required site - that all my connections are made from Favorites or from Google.
Anyway, that isn't what you asked. Do you use Ccleaner? That will clear the address box unless you tell it not to do so. I would suppose similar programs would do the same.
I have already updated to IE7 RC1 but the problem remains.
I am not aware of any history cleaner on my computer - other than Crap Cleaner which I run occasionally. I accept that Crap Cleaner will remove the browsing history - but I have not run it for several weeks and the problem remains.
Quite by accident I discovered that buried in the bowels of my Telewest Blueyonder security package, is a setting which automatically removes all traces of your surfing each time you close Internet Explorer. I have unticked this item and all is now back to normal.
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