My problem is pretty much what the title says. I can browse normally, but if i try to use the context menu to open a link in a new window, or if the link itself is written to open in a new window, it won’t work. The window tries to open, but just stays blank and shows no activity.
I’ve got Spywareblaster running constantly, and i ran a virus check, as well as Spybot and Adaware, and found nothing.
I found this article in the Microsoft knowledge base. I tried the part of the resolution that involved typing the different dll files, along with regsvr32, into the “Run” box, but it didn’t solve the problem.
The next step suggested by Microsoft is to look and see whether three particular registry values (all starting with HKLM) are present and correct. Of course, MS assumes that i know how to do this, which i don’t. If anyone can help me, that would be great.
Also, if this doesn’t work, it say that the next step is to reinstall IE or, if your version of IE that came with Windows, to reinstall Windows. I have a Dell computer with a Reinstallation CD. Is it possible for me to reinstall Windows without losing all my files and programs, or will the process erase the HDD completely?
Any advice most appreciated.
Note: this is not especially urgent, as i do all my own browsing in Firefox. I do, however, write some web pages which i need to test in IE before posting, so having IE working properly again would be nice.