Hi All
It doesnt take much but i'm puzzled, all was working well with my Windows 7/ IE11 combination up until yesterday when i noticed that if i was connected to a network/internet then when clicking the IE shortcut/.exe it attempts to open but gets no further than the spinning blue circle.

Disconnected the network and tried again and both open up fine telling me i'm not connected to the internet, connect to a network and away i go.

Any ideas why when connected to a network IE wont open?
Thanks in advance
Ant

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Backup your favorites from "C:\Users\<username>\Favorites" to somewhere else. Un-install IE 11. Reboot. Then re-install IE 11.

Also run a chkdsk on your hard drive. Start => Computer => Right-click "C:" => and select "Properties", Tools => Check Now = > select both checkboxes => Start

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are there any plugins or toolbars that you have installed on ur IE browser???

Nope...I have also reset the internet explorer settings.

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u mentioned in ur 2nd para that 'both open up fine'...can u ellaborate what does BOTH mean here..

Both relates to either start IE from the Shortcut or the Exe

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ohk..
before opening the IE...i mean before u D-click on the shorcut.. open up task manager..
after task manager is open, open the IE.. and check whether u get a process in task manager relating to IE..
the process should be named something as ie.exe(not sure)

There will already exist a process explorer.exe...this is not im talking about..

Check whether the process for IE appears

appear for 5 secs then disappears

Backup your favorites from "C:\Users\<username>\Favorites" to somewhere else. Un-install IE 11. Reboot. Then re-install IE 11.

Also run a chkdsk on your hard drive. Start => Computer => Right-click "C:" => and select "Properties", Tools => Check Now = > select both checkboxes => Start

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the solution by @cgeier might help

Have you try Firefox or Google Chrome browser whether the same thing happen. Maybe you can go to internet option and clear those cookies.

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