When I click on a link that opens another window in explorer, I often get the following in the new window:
Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library
Program: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
abnormal program termination
Options are: Abort Retry Ignore
Every option I choose automatically closes internet explorer.
I've already verified that the "Disable Script Debugging" option is checked in Internet options and the "Display a notification about every script error" opton is unchecked, so that does not appear to be the problem.