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32-bit Internet Explorer not working

Posted on 2012-04-12
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32-bit Internet Explorer is not working but 64-bit does.
Already tried switching from IE8 to IE9 and back,
reseting IE defaults, unistalled the network driver and reinstalled it
but nothing seems to work.

Any clues?
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Try to run (from Program Files (X86), Internet Explorer, iexplore -extoff. This will run Internet Explorer with no add-ins.

Does it start?  If not, what does it actually appear to do?  

.... Thinkpads_User
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It's probably an add-on that's causing it not to load.

Press Windows+R (the Windows key and R simultaneously) then clear out what's in the box.  Copy and paste the following in and click OK.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe -extoff

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If it loads fine, open up the Internet Options via Tools-->Internet Options, and look for "Manage Add-ons".  Disable all of the add-ons, and open IE normally.  Once you enable the one that is causing it to crash, you'll find that IE won't open normally again.
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Thanks for the answers...it was the firewall...blocking her 32 bit IE. But allowing her 64 bit through (and everyone else's 32 bit through).
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Thank you and thanks for the update.  .... Thinkpads_User
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