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Hello,

I recently had to completely rebuild my PC from scratch.  For some reason when I try to open up Internet Explorer v7, it just flashes on the screen super quick and closes. It does it so quickly that you can't even see the details of the screen.  I basically can see a window trying to come up the it quickly goes away.  I uninstalled all virus and firewall protection but it's still doing it.  I even tried to uninstall then reinstall IE but no luck.

Any ideas?
Thanks!
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Question by:IRHusker
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by:Ara-
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I'd say it could be a virus.
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by:John Hurst
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It is by no means a universal solution, but try uninstalling IE V7 and restarting. That will take you back to IE V6. See if that works. If so, re-install IE V7 and you should be fine. There are other issues, but I have seen this one more than once. ... T
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by:TK-77
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Give this a shot:

Go to C:\program files\internet explorer
look for ieproxy.dll
Move it to C:\windows\sytem32

Now go to Start | Run and Type
regsvr32 ieproxy.dll
and press <Enter>.
Now try launching IE7

Did that help?

TK
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by:Siteserv
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It sounds as if you've been hijacked. Also you stated you unistalled AV. Why?

Anyhow try running AVG as your antivirus if you haven't committed to anyone yet. (very nice little tool) It does a very decent job on the IE issues.
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Try Restting your IE defaults it may be an active X issue, i.e 3rd party bugger.
explorer options>Advance> click on the reset button.
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Here is another IE7 Trick that has been floating around:
Go to C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer
look for ieproxy.dll
Move it to C:\windows\sytem32

Now go to Start | Run and Type
regsvr32 ieproxy.dll
and press <Enter>.
Now try launching IE7
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by:phototropic
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Try running IE without add-ons:
Start - programs - accessories - system tools - Internet Explorer No Add-Ons;

If that works, go into Manage Add-ons (Tools - Manage Add-ons) and disable add-ons until it loads normally.

If you are running XP, another thing you could try is running the WinsockXpFix:

http://www.pchell.com/winsockxpfix/index.shtml

If you think you may be infected, post a Hijackthis scan log.  Download here:

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis/download

Download the installer. Click on "Do a system scan and save a logfile". Post the scan log here via the "attach code snippet" box below.

Good luck!!!



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Thank for your help everyone!  tried all of your suggestions with no luck.

I did fix the problem but had to install IE 8 BETA to do that.  
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by:Rniebles
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I am having the same issue with ie...  running windows 7..  I tried everything posted but to no luck
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