Internet Explorer 7 and WLMd beta 1223

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Michael Elliott, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. Hi all,

    Has anyone had a bug where, if they click on a link in WLMd (email or
    newsgroup message), but have *not* had IE7 open in that session, IE7 fails
    to open?

    If you go to the Task Manager, iexplore.exe is open, using around 20MB of
    memory, but the window doesn't appear. If you CTRL-ALT-DEL it to close it,
    then try to open it separately, it opens its window, but does nothing (Menu
    bar does not appear, no home page appears, and if you try and click on
    buttons, they do not work. If you try to navigate to a page, IE7 opens an
    error box " is not available at this time").

    To get IE7 to work again, you have to restart your machine, then open it
    before you click on a link in WLMd. After that, it connects fine, and you
    can close this window, and open links in WLMd fine.

    Seems a little odd, but seems to be something to do with the way WLMd calls
    IE. Maybe it's to do with my firewall... I dunno. But I tried to disable
    that, but the problem reproduced itself.

    Will register it as a problem on Connect. But if anyone else has experienced
    it, and found another, less convoluted way around it, let me know!


    Michael Elliott, Dec 21, 2006
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  2. WinXP?
    Control Panel | Add or Remove Programs | Set Program Access and Defaults
    Set IE to be the default browser and make sure the box to "Enable access to
    this program" is checked.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Dec 23, 2006
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  3. Hi Frank,

    Yes it is WinXP, sorry should have noted that.
    It's already enabled as default internet browser, and access is allowed, but
    I still have the same problem.
    If anyone has any ideas, short of reinstalling WinXP from the ground up to
    get rid of the problem, then let me know! It will be appreciated greatly.

    Thanks anyway!

    Michael Elliott, Dec 24, 2006
  4. Michael Elliott, Dec 24, 2006
  5. Pierre Ateriaus, Dec 26, 2006
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