Tabs not working and not able to close close ie7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Johnstu, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Johnstu

    Johnstu Guest

    After completing the auto updates on 9th and 13th April the tabs facilty
    appears to be not working the tab will appear the be a copy of the previous
    tab but will just hang. It wont close and a reboot is necessary and cant use
    links to open up pages as they open up a new tab
    Any sggestions and/or advice?
    Johnstu, Apr 14, 2008
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  2. Windows version?

    What third-party toolbars might be installed (e.g., Google; Windows Live;
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 14, 2008
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  3. Johnstu

    Leonard Grey Guest

    1- Start IE 7 with no add-ons. If the problem no longer occurs, one (or
    more) add-ons was causing the problem.

    For Windows XP: All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet
    Explorer (No Add-ons)

    For Windows Vista: Type Internet Explorer in the Start Search box >
    click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)

    2- Reset IE 7 to its original configuration. If the problem no longer
    occurs, one (or more) incorrect configuration settings was causing the

    Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > under Reset Internet Explorer
    Settings, click Reset.

    Note: If you want to continue to use any of your add-ons after a reset,
    you'll have to reinstall them.

    3- Third party security applications typically interact with Internet
    Explorer to protect your computer from malicious software. Check the
    settings in your security software to see if this is happening to you.

    4- Problems with IE 7 can also be caused by the presence of viruses or
    other malicious software.
    Leonard Grey, Apr 14, 2008
  4. Johnstu

    Johnstu Guest

    How do i do that Leonard?
    (novice here)

    Johnstu, Apr 14, 2008
  5. Johnstu

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Sorry, I can't make it any plainer than that. If you need help do not
    hesitate to call in a professional. Don't risk messing up your computer
    if you're not sure.
    Leonard Grey, Apr 14, 2008
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    Upan Guest

    Johnstu, right click your internet explorer icon and select "start with no
    add ons", simple as that......
    This will probably allow you to run IE and the tabs, it seems Microsoft
    hasn't owned up to this massive blunder yet, they will blame your IE "add
    ons", meaning you will have to disable each add on one at a time and try to
    start IE again until you find which one is causing the problem. Once found
    you will need to permanently disable or delete the add on, until Microsoft
    release another "update" I doubt it will be called a fix as it should be.
    Oh yeah, no need to restart your PC when IE is hanging: open task manager
    (ctrl+alt+del is one method, the select task manager) then click on the
    Processes tab, find "iexplore.exe" and stop the process, click yes on the
    warning about stopping trhe process and your done.
    Upan, Apr 14, 2008
  7. Johnstu

    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Claus,

    Try downloading the latest versions of the toolbars from

    To test if the Toolbars are causing the problem, try running IE7 in no
    Addons mode - Start>(All) Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Internet
    Explorer (No Addons)

    I just tested my Vista machine (I usually have Toolbars and BHO's switched
    off - uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions" on the Advanced tab of
    Internet Options) and yes Houston seems to have a problem.

    I have put a watch on this thread, so check back here while I look into the
    problem (It will take me a week to get around to it)

    Try checking for updates from the toolbar vendors. If that works please post
    back here.

    rob^_^, Apr 28, 2008
  8. Johnstu

    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Claus,

    On my Vista machine I found that the following Addon was causing the crash

    IE Linkification 1.0 - Cesar Nicolas Pena Nunez - IELinky.dll

    You can disable this Addon using the Addons Manager if you have it

    This may not the problem in your case. Use the Addons manager to check and
    list which Addons you have installed.

    rob^_^, Apr 28, 2008
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