why can't I open a pdf file from a web page?

Everytime I select a  link on webpage to open a pdf. it gives me a blank white page.  I am using IE 11 with Windows 7.
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Bob SouthSystems AdminCommented:
Check to see if your browser is set to "open the .pdf in the browser window" or download it.  More than likely it's a security settings in your internet options.  Being that it's IE11 there should be an Adobe add-on that may need enabled.
- Check in Internet Explorer Internet Option, tab programs, button Manage add-ons
that the Adobe PDF Reader is enabled.
If it still fail:
- in Internet Option, Security Tab, click Default level.
If it still fail:
- Reinstall acrobat reader DC
If it still fail:
- In Internet Option, Advanced Tab, click Restore advanced settings.
If it still fail:
- In Internet Option, Advanced Tab, click Reset.
If it still fail:
- Check for viruses.
If it still fail:
- Upgrade your graphic driver.
If it still fail:
- uninstall security software, browser protection software, check for policies in the registry etc and repeat above steps.
If it still fail:
- Reinstall windows or use another browser.

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Try changing the "Internet Explorer" registry to open a new tab for the PDF file.
Make sure Internet Explorer is closed.
Click "Start"
In the 'Search' box enter "regedit". Then click 'enter'
'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' - expand folder
'Software' - expand folder
'Microsoft' - expand folder
'Internet Explorer' - expand folder
'Main' - click on folder
     In the right column
     'TabProcGrowth' - double click
             change the value from '0' to '1'
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