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IE 8 will not activate "some" links?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Gene, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Gene

    Gene Flightless Bird

    New machine with off the shelf Win Pro 7-64 and IE 8-32.
    Have let Win7 and IE 8 update themselves.
    IE 8 has been working fine 'till about three weeks ago.
    Problem;
    Will not activate "some" links on web pages.
    On this site I could NOT activate the "new question" and am posting this
    from another machine nor could I reply to a message. ( and yes I was signed
    in ,yes I allowed pop-ups)
    I was unable to open several links on a Microsoft page but I could open
    others.
    Sometimes when I try to "activate" a link I get a message in the lower left
    of the window saying either Done with a yellow triangle and "!" or Yellow
    triangle "!" saying "error on page" or it sits and does nothing at all.
    Per MS support in India I have reset to original settings and turned off 3rd
    party add ons. (My mail to them keeps getting bounced. Great service.)
    Any advice from this group?
    ( I'd like a fix rather than a re-install.)
    Thanks
    McM
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    If resetting IE (which includes disabling add-ons) makes the problem go
    away, you have to ask yourself: Which of my configuration settings
    and/or add-ons are causing the problem?

    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    On 6/30/2010 1:30 PM, Gene wrote:
    > New machine with off the shelf Win Pro 7-64 and IE 8-32.
    > Have let Win7 and IE 8 update themselves.
    > IE 8 has been working fine 'till about three weeks ago.
    > Problem;
    > Will not activate "some" links on web pages.
    > On this site I could NOT activate the "new question" and am posting this
    > from another machine nor could I reply to a message. ( and yes I was signed
    > in ,yes I allowed pop-ups)
    > I was unable to open several links on a Microsoft page but I could open
    > others.
    > Sometimes when I try to "activate" a link I get a message in the lower left
    > of the window saying either Done with a yellow triangle and "!" or Yellow
    > triangle "!" saying "error on page" or it sits and does nothing at all.
    > Per MS support in India I have reset to original settings and turned off 3rd
    > party add ons. (My mail to them keeps getting bounced. Great service.)
    > Any advice from this group?
    > ( I'd like a fix rather than a re-install.)
    > Thanks
    > McM
    >
     

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