Internet Explorer...This is a weird one

  phil 10:30 15 Jun 2003
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On my XP machine I have myself set up as an administrator and 4 others as users.

In Internet Explorer on my user I can click on any link or search from any search engine and it takes me where I want.

On the other users IE it won't do this. For example:
In Google you type in a word, click search and nothing happens but if you click on a text link, say, Google News it takes you straight there.

I've tried right clicking and 'Open in new window' but all I get is a blank page with nothing in the address bar.

It's similar in other normal web pages. I can click on a text link and go where I'm supposed to but if I click on a graphic/image link or use a search box on that site I get zilch.

I've checked all the settings on each user and they match the ones on my user.

Security wise I use Zone Alarm, Norton 2002, Ad Aware, Mailwasher and Spybot but I don't think any of these are stopping access to other sites.

I'm now at my wits end and about to re-install XP but having to get every ones stuff back terrifies me.

Any ideas?

  VoG® 10:37 15 Jun 2003

Very strange...

This is the "classic" fix for the blank window syndrome.

http:// support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281679

Copy this, paste into address bar, remove the space after // and click Go.

Follow the instructions.

  phil 07:39 16 Jun 2003

Thanks for that but after trying everything that Microsoft recommend apart from re-installing XP it seems that my only option will be to do just that.

I shall try the easy option first, re-installing over the top, but feel it will have to be a clean install. A job for the weekend, I hope it rains otherwise I get it in the ear!

Thanks again, I'll follow this up once it's been sorted.

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