Windoes XP Pro, SP 3, IE8.
After upgrading to Internet explorer 8, the user reports that when clicking on a link in an Outlook email message, IF IE8 isn't running, that he receives an error and then IE opens to a blank page with a tab that simply says "Connecting..." However, if IE8 has already been started, then the link works correctly. It doesn't matter what link. To attempt to isolate the error, I tried it from the Start, Run menu, and I get the same results as the user does from within Outlook. The text of the error message appears in the CODE section, below.
It may be worth noting that the IE8 upgrade was part of the regular windows update procedure, not a manual install.
It appears from the text of the error message, that Windows isn't aware of IE8 unless it's already running. Could this be an unregistered .dll? If so, which one or ones?
Also, worth noting is that I can reproduce this behavior on my own PC, also running Windoes XP pro, SP 3
Windows cannot find 'http://www.yahoo.com'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.