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We have a machine here running windows xp pro, and for some reason every time we try to open internet explorer it flashes once and then closes, this happens with all addons turned off no matter what way we try to run, cmd line, nothing works. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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We have a machine here running windows xp pro, and for some reason every time we try to open internet explorer it flashes once and then closes, this happens with all addons turned off no matter what way we try to run, cmd line, nothing works. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Follow the given steps to solve the issue:
Step 1: Open Internet Options. Click Start, and then click Run. Type Inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER. The Internet Options dialog box opens.

Step 2: Reset Internet Explorer settings. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset.
After you click Reset, a Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box appears that asks you to confirm the following: Are you sure you want to reset all Internet Explorer settings?
Note You might receive the following message instead:
Before you can reset Internet Explorer settings, you must first close all other open windows and programs.
If you receive this message, click OK, and then close all Internet Explorer windows except for the window that you are using to view this content. Then, repeat this step. 1. Click Reset to confirm that you want to reset all Internet Explorer settings.
After Internet Explorer finishes restoring the settings, click Close.
Important This step will ask you to restart Internet Explorer. When you restart Internet Explorer, the content that you are now viewing will no longer be displayed. So, before you continue, you might find it helpful to create a shortcut to this Web page on your desktop so that you can easily return to this page by double-clicking the shortcut. To create a shortcut to this Web page on your desktop, follow these steps:
1. Right-click this page, and then click Create Shortcut.
2. In the Internet Explorer dialog box, click Yes to create a shortcut on your desktop.
To close the Internet Options dialog box and restart Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
1. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.
Close all open Internet Explorer windows, and then restart Internet Explorer.

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Thanks for the fast response but this was tried yesterday and with the same results. When we uninstal back to ie6 everything works just fine. IE7 and IE8 have the same results, open iexplore and the window flashes and then closes...

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