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I'm having a problem with IE version 6.0 and my inability to open links on any website. When I click on a link, I get a new window that is blank. (solid white).
I'm running Windows 2000 Pro. I've checked my security levels, and restored all my internet settings to default. I've rebooted twice to no avail.
I'm currently without virus protection (waiting to install until IE problem is fixed).
I don't want to do an uninstall/reinstall as I'm unsure if this will help.
Please advise!
Thanks!

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1. What else is happening around the edges of the blank window? Window is blank...menu bar at top says Microsoft Internet Explorer.
a. What text does the address bar show? Nothing--blank
b. What's up with the progress bar (the -- usually blue -- bar that "grows" near the lower-right corner of the screen)? no progress bar
c. What does it say at the lower-left corner (i.e. Resolving Host www.blah, Done) nothing
2. Have you tried a ping? yes, it's okay.
3. Did it ever work right? yes, up to today.
4. What's the transport method -- aDSL, dial-up, LAN, cable modem? road runner LAN
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I'm having a problem with IE version 6.0 and my inability to open links on any website. When I click on a link, I get a new window that is blank. (solid white).

1. What else is happening around the edges of the blank window?
a. What text does the address bar show?
b. What's up with the progress bar (the -- usually blue -- bar that "grows" near the lower-right corner of the screen)?
c. What does it say at the lower-left corner (i.e. Resolving Host www.blah, Done)
2. Have you tried a ping?
3. Did it ever work right?
4. What's the transport method -- aDSL, dial-up, LAN, cable modem?

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Go to my computer, view/folder options/file types (or control panel, folder options depending on your operating system).

Scroll down to the URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocols, click edit twice and make sure the following is in the application used to perform action box:

"C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\iexplore.exe" -nohome

The same applies for URL:Gopher

DDE should be set to: "%1",,-1,0,,,,
Application should say: IExplore
DDE application not running should be blank
Topic should be: WWW_OpenURL
'open in new window' is dependent on the following files, therefore you should ensure they are the correct version for your system, and correctly registered.
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 - if using an earlier operating system, run regsvr32 shdoc401.dll)

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

Just for future reference--this fixed my problem. As soon as I ran the commands I went to a website, and all the links worked.

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Thanks for the tip. So you're saying the problem was partially due to corrupt file associations?

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