I have seen some articles with this happening but have not seen a good fix yet? When I click on a link that opens to a new window IE locks up. The funny thing is that if I quickly right click the toolbar of the ie page and click close, the new window will open. But anyway I've tried reregistering the dlls like suggested and disabling active x scripting and all that. I've even did a refresh reinstall of XP and re ran all the updates and it is still not working! FYI, I also had installed Adaware and spyblaster and spybot. I removed adaware and spyblaster and no change. Someone please lend a hand....

So........What does that tell you
Hopefully it tells you IE suks and hopefully you will use a different browser like mozzila.

Here's some of the the conclusions of www.tek-tips

Step 1

Run the following commands from start/run.
Run each line individually.
After each run, you should see a short message stating the command was successful.

The first command is the one most likely to work.

regsvr32 Urlmon.dll
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 Shell32.dll (only applicable to Windows ME, Windows 2000 and XP)
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll (only applicable to Windows 95, Windows 98)

regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll

Reboot Computer and test.

Step 2

The problem can also be caused by the version of oleaut32.dll, and can be resolved by replacing oleaut32.dll version 3.50.5014.0 556kb 8/23/01 with oleaut32.dll version 2.40.4275 492kb 5/11/98.

This is an older version of the file and has been known to remove the problem.

The file is located in MDAC_IE5.CAB


Ie4_1.cab on earlier versions.

If the cab file is not available, it can be downloaded from: (Size = 2.1 MB)


http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/pop.shtml?oleaut32 (Zip file size = 308 Kb)

This can be done on most Windows versions by using the "System File Checker" utility.

To do so, follow the steps for the appropriate version of Internet Explorer:

Internet Explorer 5/6:

The Oleaut32.dll file is located in the Mdac_ie5.cab file in Internet Explorer version 5.
For Internet Explorer 6, you will need to obtain a copy of the file from an older version of Internet Explorer.
Windows 95/98: If the Internet Explorer .cab files are unavailable, or if extracting the Internet Explorer version of the Oleaut32.dll file does not work, you may be able to resolve the issue by extracting the Windows version of the file, from the Windows installation disk or .cab files.

For Windows 95, the Oleaut32.dll file is located in the Win95_09.cab file on the Windows 95 CD-ROM.

For Windows 98, you can extract / replace this file by using the SFC utility.

Reboot Computer and test.

Step 3

Download and run the following file:


Step 4

Read MS article

the TRUTH it always comes out in the end

btw mrmcse25, for me the step that worked from that list I posted was actualy regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll. I didnt even have to reboot!

And, )BIG"B"Affleck, quit being a jerk just spreading your mozilla propaganda. All you're doing is frustrate the person looking for a sensible answer to a small problem. If you don't know the answer just go sit in the corner like a good boy.

Wrong they dont have to be a slave to the IE browser Im just educating the browser illiterate. Why should people have problems with a browser ....come on you must work for microsoft get real your a joke

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