IE 6.0 problem

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My Internet Explorer 6.0 only opens blank windows when I want to open a new window. I use XP. What do I do ??????????
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Chances are most are going to recommend you run Adaware or Spybot and check for spyware -- given that's a distinct possibility, but I've never seen spyware or adware proggies do this. Not saying it's not possible, so you may want to try that first. Both programs are readily found with a quick Google search.

Two other possible solutions here (i.e. repair Internet Explorer):

http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_ie6.htm

http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/howto-03.html

You can read more on repairing IE here:
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=n ... %22+%2B+xp

Also, by default in Win2K and XP installs,, IE installs with about a gig of space devoted to temporary internet files. I discovered that because my IE was simply crashing constantly. I determined it was do to the fact that I had almost a gig of cache of Temp files. Once I deleted them all and reduced my cache size to 5MB I haven't had that pproblem since. You might want to try deleteing Temp Internet files and lowering your cache and trying that first before repairing.
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I'm sure you've already tried the obvious... but make sure you have a homepage address set in your internet options. I've got mine set to about:blank and my IE6.0 opens up blank windows, too... but I do that on purpose just to save time.
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jeannepo wrote:
I'm sure you've already tried the obvious... but make sure you have a homepage address set in your internet options. I've got mine set to about:blank and my IE6.0 opens up blank windows, too... but I do that on purpose just to save time.


I think this answer really helped him.
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Odd. Doesn't do that on Win2K -- I just changed my home page to about:blank and when I open a new window I get a dupe of the page I'm currently viewing -- not a blank page.

Of course, that method is when I select File| New in the currently opened window. When you do that you get a dupe of the currently opened page in the new window. However, if I try to open a new window from the quickbar icon it does come up blank.
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I'm running Win2K.

It's a cool trick for those who don't want to wait for their 'homepage' to load... quick and easy.
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heehee -- here's a better home page than "blank"

http://www.ozzu.com/mswindows-forum/want-ozzu-webmaster-forum-shortcut-your-desktop-t20516.html&hi ... zu+favicon

BTW - jeannepo - you should add that to the Window Tricks and Shortcuts post at the top of this forum.
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:D I have to admit... with as much as I've been relying on Ozzu here lately... and the awesome response I get to any problems I've thrown out to Ozzu...

I totally agree with your suggestion ! :wink:

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