I have a similar problem and I was wondering if you can download a new version of IE7 to use instead of the OS integrated one. I need to run mine in XP compatibility mode and it won't allow it. Hoping maybe the DL is a possibility. If it is, it might help you too, night.
okay...I just went and looked at Microsoft Downloads...There IS no IE for Vista that U can download. Presumably because the danged thing is integrated into Vista. Oh well...Somebody with more knowledge than I will surely be able to help.
Nope, it's integrated into the OS. You can download for OS's prior to Vista like XP. MS just tell you "Your computer already has Internet Explorer 7. It is included with Windows Vista, the operating system you are running."
This is a big issue with IE7 and Vista and hopefully be addressed in the near future.
However SFC can and will repair systemfiles including any damaged Internet Explorer DLL's.
Use The System File Checker tool:
1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box. 2. Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue 3. At the command prompt, the following line, and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow
When the scan is complete, test to see whether the issue that you are experiencing is resolved. If the issue that you are experiencing is not resolved, use the procedure that is described in the “The System Restore tool” section.
Also bear in mind you may have a damaged profile or software conflict.