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    Weird Internet Exploder problem

    For some odd ball reason my XP-Pro system has decided it will only open one copy of Internet Expoder at a time - bit of a pain when you want to have more than 1 IE window open (real pain when you click on a link and it's an "open in new window" link as it won't open!!!)
    Any ideas?
    I haven't installed anything recently (other than MS updates....hmmmmm, nah they couldn't have messed up...could they???)

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    Try this

    Start> Run

    Regsvr32 urlmon.dll Click ok, Click ok
    Regsvr32 shdocvw.dll Click ok, Click ok
    Regsvr32 actprxy.dll Click ok, Click ok
    Regsvr32 oleaut32.dll Click ok, Click ok
    Regsvr32 mshtml.dll Click ok, Click ok
    Regsvr32 browseui.dll Click ok, Click ok
    Regsvr32 shell32.dll Click ok, Click ok
    Regsvr32 iepeers.dll Click ok, Click ok

    then try again, good luck
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    thank you for that kempez....prefer Opera myself but it doesn't fix the IE problem
    I'll try marks suggestion when I get home, thanks.

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    Hehehe...I know but I couldn't resist

    I never use IE apart from updates and official M$ stuff I have to get. Thus: less spyware on my system
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    I never update at all from Microsoft!! The Updates have been stopped.

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    wouldn't do the "Regsvr32 actprxy.dll", complains about loadlibrary failed. Did the rest ok but I still have teh same problem. Anyone else care to try?

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    finally resorted to using "restore" and it fixed it

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    don't run IE as an administrative user.

    right click on the shortcut, select RUN AS USER.

    make a user that has NO ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVELEDGES.

    remeber firefox is a younger code base, so it been more insecure than IE over the last few months should be no surprise.
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    I like the look of the IE7. Sandbox mode is great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killie99
    wouldn't do the "Regsvr32 actprxy.dll", complains about loadlibrary failed. Did the rest ok but I still have teh same problem. Anyone else care to try?
    I just noticed I've been having the same problem also (although FF is my main browser). When did you restore it back to? Maybe there was an update or something that made to be like this?

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    I think the file is "actxprxy.dll" which is why trying to re-register the DLL "actprxy.dll" reported a LoadLibrary error.

    Have you verified that Tools / Advanced / "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts" is not selected?

    Does it open a new window if you hold down shift and click a hyperlink?

    Does it happen for every user that is logged on?
    (If not, then it's a user profile/setting issue and not a DLL registration problem.)

    I read that older versions of the Yahoo! toolbar have caused this problem in the past too, make sure that is not installed or is up to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Adams
    I think the file is "actxprxy.dll" which is why trying to re-register the DLL "actprxy.dll" reported a LoadLibrary error.

    Have you verified that Tools / Advanced / "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts" is not selected?
    Lol - seems like that was the problem .


    I read that older versions of the Yahoo! toolbar have caused this problem in the past too, make sure that is not installed or is up to date.
    Seems that way. I signed up to yahoo.com yesterday, and got a yahoo toolbar which I didn't really want, so that looks like it caused it.

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