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Since IE9 was installed, when I open my home page which is just an internal style sheet and HTML.
Most of the code is something like
<td class="class4"><a href="http://www.rockymountaincancercenters.com/">RM Cancer Center</a></td>

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I have a few that are something like
<td style="width: 25%"><a href="http://cid-84502c5265699151.profile.live.com/Services/">Services</a></td>
<td class="class7"><a href="https://www.onlinecreditcenter6.com/consumergen2/login.do?subActionId=1000&amp;clientId=jcpenney&amp;accountType=generic">JCPenny</a></td>

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That is about it.  I don't get the error in other browsers, just IE.  
I can post more code if needed, but I am hoping this is something that is common and someone has ran across it.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You didn't say what error you're getting.
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by:coreybryant
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Forgot to attach the image - IE Restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls.

I can "trust" websites it seems but I cannot add this page to IE options to be trusted.
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I don't have IE9 but in XP with IE8, you can go into Internet Options and click on "Allow active content to run in files from My Computer".
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Would that be Tools - Internet Options - Advanced Tab.  Under Security, there is Allow active content to run on My Computer*?  (*Takes effect after you restart Internet Explorer)?

And if so, assuming everything is just basic HTML, what does IE consider Active Content?
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(I did reboot IE, message is still received)
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ActiveX, VBscript and javascript are 'active content'.  Flash probably too.  Just about anything but HTML and CSS.
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That's what I thought.  Just curious - do you see any code that would cause this issue?
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head>
<meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type" />
<title>My Home Page</title>
<style type="text/css">
body {font-size: 1em;}
td {font-size: .9em; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 5px;}
table {width: 100%; bottom-border: solid #000 1px;}
th {text-align: center; padding-top: 10px; border-top: 1px solid #000;}
td.class3 {width: 33%;}
th.class3 {	width: 33%;}
td.class4 {width: 25%;}
th.class4 {width: 25%;}
td.class5 {width: 242px;}
td.class6 {width: 201px;}
td.class7 {width: 172px;}
td.class8 {width: 151px;}
td.class9 {width: 134px;}
td.class10 {width: 120px;}
td {text-align:center;}
</style>
</head>

<body>

<table summary="Google">
	<tr>
		<th colspan="10">Google</th>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class10"><a href="http://www.google.com/">Search</a></td>
		<td class="class10"><a href="https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en">Webmaster Tools</a></td>
		<td class="class10"><a href="https://www.google.com/voice#inbox">Voice</a></td>
		<td class="class10"><a href="http://mail.google.com/">Mail</a></td>
		<td class="class10"><a href="http://maps.google.com/">Maps</a></td>
		<td class="class10"><a href="https://www.google.com/adsense/">Adsense</a></td>
		<td class="class10"><a href="https://local.google.com/">Local</a></td>
		<td class="class10"><a href="https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageAccount">Accounts</a></td>
		<td class="class10"><a href="http://www.google.com/reader/view/">Reader</a></td>
		<td class="class10"><a href="http://www.google.com/talk/index.html">Talk</a></td>
	</tr>
</table>
<table summary="Merchant Account Information">
	<tr>
		<th colspan="5">Merchant Account Information</th>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class5"><a href="https://corp.cdgcommerce.com/v3/">CDG Agent Portal</a></td>
		<td class="class5">&nbsp;</td>
		<td class="class5"><a href="http://merchant-service.ca/wp-login.php?checkemail=registered">Pivotal Payments</a></td>
		<td class="class5"><a href="http://www.avpsolutions.com/iso-login.html">AVP Solutions</a></td>
		<td class="class5"><a href="http://www.merchantsapplication.com/reseller/">Active Merchant</a></td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class5"><a href="https://secure.quantumgateway.com/merchant_center.php" title="Quantum Gateway Test Account">Quantum Gateway Test Account</a></td>
		<td class="class5"><a href="http://5280processing.ning.com/">Ning</a></td>
		<td class="class5"><a href="http://twitter.com/5280processing">Twitter</a></td>
		<td class="class5"><a href="https://weblink.freedomvoice.com/login/pbxLogin/8889285280">Freedom	WebLink</a></td>
		<td class="class5"><a href="https://www.iwirelesshome.com/coverage.php">
		iWireless</a></td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class5"><a href="http://www.milehighmerchantaccounts.com/">Mile High Merchant Accounts</a></td>
		<td class="class5"><a href="http://www.merchantaccountlab.com/">Merchant Account Lab</a></td>
		<td class="class5">&nbsp;</td>
		<td class="class5">&nbsp;</td>
		<td class="class5">&nbsp;</td>
	</tr>
</table>
<table summary="WebHost4ASP and Domain Names">
	<tr>
		<th colspan="5">Webhosting 4 ASP / Domain Names</th>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class3"><a href="https://cp.techevolution.com/">Control Panel for TechEvolution</a></td>
		<td class="class3"><a href="http://store.mychoiceweb.com/">Directi Control Panel</a></td>
		<td class="class3"><a href="http://www.godaddy.com/">GoDaddy</a></td>
	</tr>
</table>

<table summary="Mail Servers">
	<tr>
		<th colspan="6">Mail Servers</th>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.coreybryant.org/Login.aspx" title="Mail - coreybryant.org">coreybryant.org</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.coreybryant.com/Login.aspx">coreybryant.com</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.milehighmerchantaccounts.com/Login.aspx">MileHigh Merchant</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.mymerchantaccountblog.com/Login.aspx">Merchant Account Blog</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.loudexpressions.com/Login.aspx">Loud Expressions</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.merchantaccountlab.com/Login.aspx">Merchant Account Lab</a></td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.merchantaccountresources.com/Login.aspx">Merchant Account Resources</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.expressionwebresources.com/Login.aspx">Expression Web Resources</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.theloveguyde.com/Login.aspx">The Love Guyde</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.mymerchantaccountblog.com/Login.aspx">My Merchant Account Blog</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.coreybryant.net/Login.aspx">coreybryant.net</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://mail.merchantaccountsincanada.com/">Merchant Accounts for Canada</a></td>
	</tr>
</table>
<table summary="Miscellaneous">
	<tr>
		<th colspan="6">Miscellaneous</th>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://www.t-mobile.com/">T-Mobile</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://www.royalcrestdairy.com/">Royal Crest Dairy</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://www.qwest.com/qhome">qHome</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://windowsphone.live.com/">Windows Mobile 7</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://www.cardmobili.com/">CardMobili</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://shopglider.com/">ShopGlider</a></td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/">W3 HTML Tutorial</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://www.w3schools.com/css/">W3 CSS Tutorial</a></td>
		<td class="class6"><a href="http://www.facebook.com">FaceBook</a></td>
		<td class="class6">&nbsp;</td>
		<td class="class6">&nbsp;</td>
		<td class="class6">&nbsp;</td>
	</tr>
</table>
<table summary="Blogs and Admin Websites">
	<tr>
		<th class="3">Website</th>
		<th class="3">Admin Login</th>
		<th class="3">Miscellaneous</th>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="3"><a href="http://www.merchantaccountresources.com/" title="Merchant Account Resources">Merchant Account Resources</a></td>
		<td class="3"><a href="http://www.merchantaccountresources.com/admin/login.asp" title="Merchant Account Resources Admin Login">Merchant Account Resources Admin Login</a></td>
		<td class="3">&nbsp;</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="3"><a href="http://www.mymerchantaccountblog.com/" title="My Merchant Account Blog">My Merchant Account Blog</a></td>
		<td class="3"><a href="http://www.mymerchantaccountblog.com/admin.asp" title="My Merchant Account Blog">My Merchant Account Blog Admin Login</a> </td>
		<td class="3"><a href="http://www.mymerchantaccountblog.com/sitemap" title="My Merchant Account Blog Sitemap">My Merchant Account Blog Sitemap</a></td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="3"><a href="http://www.loudexpressions.com/" title="My Expression Web Blog">My Expression Web Blog</a></td>
		<td class="3"><a href="http://www.loudexpressions.com/admin.asp" title="My Expression Web Blog Admin Login">My Expression Web Blog Admin Login</a></td>
		<td class="3"><a href="http://www.loudexpressions.com/sitemap.asp" title="My Expression Web Blog Sitemap">My Expression Web Blog Sitemap</a></td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>&nbsp;</td>
		<td>&nbsp;</td>
		<td>&nbsp;</td>
	</tr>
</table>

<table summary="Credit Cards">
	<tr>
		<th colspan="7">Credit Cards</th>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class7"><a href="http://www.capitalone.com/">Capital One</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="https://www.creditonebank.com/">Credit One</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="http://www.firstnationalcc.com/">First National CC</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="http://www.mypremiercreditcard.com">First Premier</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="https://www.accountonline.com/cards/svc/Login.do?siteId=HOMEDEPOT">Home Depot</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="http://www.householdbank.com/">Household Bank</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="https://www.onlinecreditcenter6.com/consumergen2/login.do?subActionId=1000&amp;clientId=jcpenney&amp;accountType=generic">JCPenny</a></td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class7"><a href="http://www.juniper.com">Juniper</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="http://www.paypal.com">Paypal</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="http://www.coloquestcard.com/">Quest Card</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="https://www.accountonline.com/webdepot/pl/PLCR_STAPLES/REQUEST_SIGNON">Staples</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="http://www.chase.com">Chase / Wamu</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="https://www.bankofamerica.com/">B of A</a></td>
		<td class="class7"><a href="http://www.key.com">Key Bank</a></td>
	</tr>
</table>
<table summary="WebMaster for Yahoo and Bing">
	<tr>
		<th class="4" colspan="2">Yahoo Information</th>
		<th class="4" colspan="2">Bing / Live ID</th>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class4"><a href="https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/">Site Explorer</a></td>
		<td class="class4">&nbsp;</td>
		<td style="width: 25%"><a href="http://www.bing.com/webmaster/">Bing Webmaster</a></td>
		<td style="width: 25%"><a href="http://cid-84502c5265699151.profile.live.com/Services/">Services</a></td>
	</tr>
</table>
<table summary="Medical and Insurance">
	<tr>
		<th colspan="3">Medical / Insurance</th>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="class4"><a href="https://www.anthem.com/">Anthem</a></td>
		<td class="class4"><a href="https://www.insuranceservicenow.com/">Stonebridge</a></td>
		<td class="class4"><a href="https://www.smiledash.com/">Apex Family Medicine</a></td>
		<td class="class4"><a href="http://www.rockymountaincancercenters.com/">RM Cancer Center</a></td>
	</tr>
</table>

</body>

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Here's the odd thing, before I posted the code above, I add the CSS like this:
body {
	font-size: 1em;
}

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and I changed it to what you see above, to something like
body {font-size: 1em;}

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I notice now, that when I open a new tab, I am not getting that error.  I did not reboot my machine, or IE.  I only condensed the CSS some.  
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Interesting fix.  Thanks for the points.
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I am not certain why removing the lines / spaces stopped this error, but hopefully it might help others.
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