i was having some issues with my laptop. internet explorer kept crashing as soon as i would open it. i was running IE8 by mistake, so i uninstalled it and reverted back to IE7. i was still having problems with IE crashing but i managed to find out it was a stupid microsoft add-on called "Search Helper".
Now the issue im having which i dont know how to solve is IE wont open the homepage i have set. it keeps opening some "http://go.microsoft.com