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HOem page stuck at about:blank

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by John L, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. John L

    John L Flightless Bird

    Win XP Home SP3
    IE8

    Just updated from IE6 to IE8. When I lauch IE8 I get home paeg of
    about:blank. When I go to internet options and set homepage to www.yahoo.com
    and apply; the home page comes up as about:blank. Same from the tool bar to
    replace home page.

    Any ideas on why the replacement home page did not take?

    THX

    --

    *****************
    John Lenz
    JohnLenz@comcast.net
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi John,

    Do you have Spybot S&D installed. It has an option to block changes to the
    homepage.

    Do you have any of the Yahoo toolbars' anti-spyware features turned on?

    Whatever, updating from 6 to 8 you should check with toolbar.yahoo.com for
    the latest version of their toolbar.

    Definitely update, if you were using the yahoo toolbar with tabbed browsing
    with IE6.

    Also check at toolbar.google.com if you are using the google toolbar. I
    don't know of any issues with the Comcast toolbar and IE8 if you have it
    installed, but you may also check with them.

    Regards.

    "John L" <JohnLenz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:FB14295C-A50A-46C8-9DA0-B97189C44973@microsoft.com...
    > Win XP Home SP3
    > IE8
    >
    > Just updated from IE6 to IE8. When I lauch IE8 I get home paeg of
    > about:blank. When I go to internet options and set homepage to
    > www.yahoo.com and apply; the home page comes up as about:blank. Same from
    > the tool bar to replace home page.
    >
    > Any ideas on why the replacement home page did not take?
    >
    > THX
    >
    > --
    >
    > *****************
    > John Lenz
    > JohnLenz@comcast.net
    >
     
  3. John L

    John L Flightless Bird

    It was a toolbar issue. Teh IE6 was corrupted and when I went to IE8,
    Comcast was in the old browser but nit the new IE8. I downloaded comcast
    toolbar and now about:blank is gone and in its place is comcast.

    THX

    --

    *****************
    John Lenz
    JohnLenz@comcast.net

    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:AFB4F9D2-A082-45B0-BBAE-DA5FE9C553A4@microsoft.com...
    > Hi John,
    >
    > Do you have Spybot S&D installed. It has an option to block changes to the
    > homepage.
    >
    > Do you have any of the Yahoo toolbars' anti-spyware features turned on?
    >
    > Whatever, updating from 6 to 8 you should check with toolbar.yahoo.com for
    > the latest version of their toolbar.
    >
    > Definitely update, if you were using the yahoo toolbar with tabbed
    > browsing with IE6.
    >
    > Also check at toolbar.google.com if you are using the google toolbar. I
    > don't know of any issues with the Comcast toolbar and IE8 if you have it
    > installed, but you may also check with them.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "John L" <JohnLenz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:FB14295C-A50A-46C8-9DA0-B97189C44973@microsoft.com...
    >> Win XP Home SP3
    >> IE8
    >>
    >> Just updated from IE6 to IE8. When I lauch IE8 I get home paeg of
    >> about:blank. When I go to internet options and set homepage to
    >> www.yahoo.com and apply; the home page comes up as about:blank. Same from
    >> the tool bar to replace home page.
    >>
    >> Any ideas on why the replacement home page did not take?
    >>
    >> THX
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> *****************
    >> John Lenz
    >> JohnLenz@comcast.net
    >>
     
  4. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the feedback. We will know the next time someone asks a similar
    question. Again Thanks.

    "John L" <JohnLenz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:23093988-B5A3-4FD6-A88B-06804455FEF3@microsoft.com...
    > It was a toolbar issue. Teh IE6 was corrupted and when I went to IE8,
    > Comcast was in the old browser but nit the new IE8. I downloaded comcast
    > toolbar and now about:blank is gone and in its place is comcast.
    >
    > THX
    >
    > --
    >
    > *****************
    > John Lenz
    > JohnLenz@comcast.net
    >
    > "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:AFB4F9D2-A082-45B0-BBAE-DA5FE9C553A4@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi John,
    >>
    >> Do you have Spybot S&D installed. It has an option to block changes to
    >> the homepage.
    >>
    >> Do you have any of the Yahoo toolbars' anti-spyware features turned on?
    >>
    >> Whatever, updating from 6 to 8 you should check with toolbar.yahoo.com
    >> for the latest version of their toolbar.
    >>
    >> Definitely update, if you were using the yahoo toolbar with tabbed
    >> browsing with IE6.
    >>
    >> Also check at toolbar.google.com if you are using the google toolbar. I
    >> don't know of any issues with the Comcast toolbar and IE8 if you have it
    >> installed, but you may also check with them.
    >>
    >> Regards.
    >>
    >> "John L" <JohnLenz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:FB14295C-A50A-46C8-9DA0-B97189C44973@microsoft.com...
    >>> Win XP Home SP3
    >>> IE8
    >>>
    >>> Just updated from IE6 to IE8. When I lauch IE8 I get home paeg of
    >>> about:blank. When I go to internet options and set homepage to
    >>> www.yahoo.com and apply; the home page comes up as about:blank. Same
    >>> from the tool bar to replace home page.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas on why the replacement home page did not take?
    >>>
    >>> THX
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> *****************
    >>> John Lenz
    >>> JohnLenz@comcast.net
    >>>

    >
    >
     

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