IE7 Address bar not accepting addresses!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Canyon, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Canyon

    Canyon Guest

    I just recently downloaded IE7, but for some reason when I go to type an
    address in the address bar nothing happens when I press enter or click on the
    “GO TO†button to the right. In order for me to access web sites I have to
    type in the website into the LIVE Search field and select the site that comes
    up in the search! What the heck is wrong with IE7 that I can’t even go to web
    sites by typing the web site in?

    I have noticed that down on the lower left hand corner of the IE7 window it
    states that it is “Done, but with errors on pageâ€.

    When I double click on the ! I get:

    Problems with this Web page might prevent it from being displayed properly
    or functioning properly. In the future, you can display this message by
    double-clicking the warning icon displayed in the status bar.

    The details of the error are:
    Line: 1
    Char: 1
    Error: Object expected

    I have IE7 version: 7.0.5730.13
    All of my friends and even my office computers at work have IE7 version
    7.0.5730.11. Could this be the problem?

    I would like to fix this! If this is unfixable I would like to go back to my
    trusty IE6! It seemed to work just fine! How do I go back to my IE6?

    Thanks much.
    Canyon, Oct 28, 2007
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  2. Canyon

    PA Bear Guest

    You may have a horked (dirty; bad; flawed) install of IE7. I suggest that

    1. Uninstall IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6) per

    2a. Uninstall all toolbars and third-party Windows Themes (including Window

    2b. Disable all Norton Add-ons, if applicable.

    3. Reinstall IE7 exactly per, and using as the installation
    source, not Automatic/Windows Update.

    4. IMMEDIATELY go to and install any
    critical updates offered. If a "Root Certificates" update is listed in the
    Optional category, you might install it, too, to take full advantage of
    IE7's additional security.

    Also see:

    IEBlog : IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications

    What's New in Internet Explorer 7

    Release Notes
    PA Bear, Oct 28, 2007
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  3. Canyon

    Canyon Guest

    Thanks for this info. Unfortunately I still have the problem! Why is the
    version of IE7 7.0.5730.13 that I download different from my works and
    friends 7.0.5730.11?

    I still can't get the address bar to accept what I type!

    At least now I can work in IE6! Thanks.
    Canyon, Oct 29, 2007
  4. Canyon

    PA Bear Guest

    I still can't get the address bar to accept what I type!

    => Did you (1) uninstall IE7 and (2) reinstall IE7 EXACTLY per #1-#3 in my
    first reply?

    => Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode? To start
    IE7 in No Add-ons mode:

    1. Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without Add-ons;

    2. Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer
    (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:

    => Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)? <= Read before using!
    You used a new installer set-up that was released in early Oct-07:
    PA Bear, Oct 29, 2007
  5. Canyon

    Canyon Guest

    Well, yes I did uninstall IE7 and reinstall IE7 EXACTLY per #1-#3 in your
    first reply! I just did it again! Still no change.

    And yes the behavior persists even if I start IE7 with no add-ons!

    The Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    And yes, the behavior persists even after I Reset IE7 Settings per: <= Read before using!

    I did exactly what the instructions you gave me told me. It took me 2 hours
    to get through them all with all the reading! But I found that most of it
    doesn't apply to me. I don't have allot of things running and the few things
    I do have running I stop just like the instructions suggest. I leave the
    Firewall on, but stop the antivirus and other non-essential programs that
    show up in the system tray as the instructions suggest.

    The only thing that is different is the fact that now I don't seem to be
    getting that error icon down in the lower left corner that states:

    Done, but with errors.

    (The details of the error are:)
    I don't get this message anymore! But I still cannot enter anything into the
    address bar and have IE7 do anything with it. After typing in a web address
    as simple as and hitting ENTER or clicking on the "Go TO" button,
    nothing happens!

    Thanks for the info on the version.
    Canyon, Oct 30, 2007
  6. Canyon

    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Oct 30, 2007
  7. Canyon

    2Legit2Quit Guest

    Wow, I have the *exact* same problem, and have already tried the suggestions
    recommended on this page, but to no avail.

    Hopefully I'll soon find the answer to fix this annoying problem of having a
    non-functional address bar.

    2Legit2Quit, Dec 23, 2007

  8. Instead of typing "an address" which is too ambiguous to say what you might
    be doing or in turn what might be happening, if you have AutoSuggest turned
    on, wait for that dropdown list to appear and click an entry from it. To be even
    more precise about that, click only on entries which have a protocol prefix.
    E.g. your typing may also cause entries from your Favorites to be listed and
    that would be testing something else than what you think you are testing,
    although you would probably have better luck with Favorites too.

    If you are only typing a site name and not using a full URL, including a protocol
    prefix, be aware that your input may be passed to a Search from the Address
    bar search service, which may be what is also known as an Address bar hijacker,
    e.g. for spyware.

    So, if you aren't entering full URLs one explanation of your symptom would be
    that you previously had an Address bar search which was working so well that
    you were unaware of it but under IE7 it would be incompatible and not work
    as well. When you install IE7 over IE6 the install tries to carry over as much
    of your customizations and other user data as possible. This would include any
    extensions required to make spyware work.

    A solution would be to use the IE7 Reset... feature to eliminate all those
    bits that were carried over for compatibility and see if you still have your
    problem symptoms after that. If so, you may have yet more troubleshooting
    to do and other sources of interference to identify and eliminate.

    This is a symptom of a different problem.

    That looks odd to me. Where did you get it?

    Just uninstall IE7.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Dec 23, 2007
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