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Problems after update

By vaff
Aug 28, 2007
  1. I accepted the latest XP automatic update/upgrade. Since then IE has not been working properly. When you go to a new page; I get a message "Windows cannot find (null)" I press OK, and another new window opens. It's not uncommon to have dozens of pages open to simply move around a site.

    If anyone can advise, it would be appreciated.

    Vaughn
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Give this a try and see if it helps.

    Click start/run and type regedit into the run box and press the enter key. When the window appears maximise it. Click file/export and save a copy of your registry to wherever you want.

    Close regedit.

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/ie7betakey.reg

    Right click on the link above and choose save link as. Save it to wherever you want. Double click the .reg file and click yes when asked if you want to merge it into the registry.

    Reboot your system.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. vaff

    vaff TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I'm still getting the "...null" message along with the multiple window opening stuff. Same problem as before.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`d like to check your system for nasties.

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. vaff

    vaff TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    HJT attachment

    Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

    Vaughn
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean as a whistle mate.

    Unfortunately, that means I don`t know what`s causing your problem.

    The only thing I can suggest, is to try uninstalling IE and re-installing it.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. vaff

    vaff TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Thanks again for your time. Great forum.

    Vaughn
     
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