Windows Live Messenger conflicts with IE7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by cellodavid, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. cellodavid

    cellodavid Guest

    I have found a serious problem when running Windows Live Messenger and then
    opening IE7. I know it is not just my computer as I tested it on a friends
    computer as well and was hoping someone here would know if there is a fix.

    If you are chatting away on Windows Live Messenger, and try to then open
    IE7, all I get is a white screen and the bar at the bottom of IE7 is blank
    (where it would normally say Done, 100%, Internet etc)

    If I then close down everything and reopen IE7, IE7 is broken! Even
    restarting the pc doesn't fix this. So a system restore has to be done and
    even then, it doesn't always work.

    Does anyone know if Microsoft are aware of this or if there is a fix for
    this error?

    Many thanks,

    cellodavid, Jul 4, 2007
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    cellodavid Guest

    Forgot to add.... Am using Windows XP Home SP2
    cellodavid, Jul 4, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Jul 4, 2007
  4. cellodavid

    N. Miller Guest

    I don't have MS Internet Explorer configured as my default browser, and am
    in the middle of some BitTorrent downloads, so I am not about to make major
    changes to the system at this time. If I get a link in Windows Live
    Messenger, it currently does not open MSIE.

    However, with a message window open, and an active conversation, manually
    opening MSIE7 does not exhibit the behavior you speak of. I will try
    changing default browses when I get a chance, and try it again. I would
    suspect the problem is related to WLM more than MSIE, though. If it is
    really a bug.

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    N. Miller, Jul 4, 2007

  5. Did you check, e.g., with View Source, if the page really is blank?

    If it's not blank, e.g.contains code for doing a redirect
    it could mean that your security settings are too high.
    Try using Default Level security settings?

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 5, 2007
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