Cannot enter text in text boxes on any IE7 Web page

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by sharonf, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. sharonf

    sharonf Guest

    I use IE 7.0. Suddenly when I go to any site that has a text box
    (google, my bank account, email log in, etc.) I can't get a cursor to
    blink in the box, so I can't enter the information. All of the links on
    the pages work, I just don't have the ability to 'click' in the text box
    and have the cursor appear. Any ideas?
    sharonf, Oct 12, 2009
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  2. sharonf

    Don Varnau Guest


    Windows XP or Vista? (Might or might not be important.)

    Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
    Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
    Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
    If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.

    For troubleshooting information see:
    IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:

    928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on

    Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Oct 12, 2009
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  3. sharonf

    undisclosed Guest

    Go to start -> cmd -> in the command window typ
    cd\ and press enter ke
    Then type cd program* and press enter ke
    then type cd internet* and press enter ke
    So finally the location should show as C:\Program Files\Interne
    Now type " regsvr32 vbscript.dll and press enter ke
    You should get a dialog box stating that the module was Succeeded
    Then reopen the new internet explorer
    This should allow you to type anything on the text boxes.

    Alternatively you can reregister the dll files by running the microsof

    This should fix the problem
    undisclosed, Oct 13, 2009
  4. sharonf

    sharonf Guest

    Sorry, I use XP. I tried using IE without Add-Ons and the problem remains.
    sharonf, Oct 13, 2009
  5. sharonf

    Don Varnau Guest


    Good tip from shreemaya. If running the fixit in this
    and other MSKB articles doesn't work, enable the Windows Firewall (so you're
    not completely unprotected) and disable third-party security programs (just
    long enough to test.) See if a security program is causing the problem.

    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Oct 13, 2009

  6. Intellitype and Intellipoint? There is an option in them which does this.
    I wouldn't be surprised if it was in OEM support too.

    What's the problem? Why not just give the field focus and type?
    Press Ctrl-a to highlight whatever is there to make sure that you
    are replacing it or press Ctrl-a, End to make sure that you are appending
    to it, etc.

    Robert Aldwinckle, Oct 13, 2009
  7. sharonf

    sharonf Guest

    I'm sorry but I don't understand what you just said.
    sharonf, Oct 13, 2009
  8. sharonf

    Glenn Guest

    Glenn, Nov 13, 2009
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