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  • Question

  • Internet Explorer will open up and display the first page fine. It's anything that attempts to open a new tab that is the problem. I have two machines one running IE 9 the other IE 11, both Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit.

    I thought maybe it was a user account problem, but both users can go to another machine and not have a problem. One of these PC's started having this problem immediately after reloading the PC after a hard drive crash. The image used has been installed on well over 500 systems at this point with no other reports of this happening.

    If I right click and choose open with a new window instead, nothing happens.

    I've seen similar articles relating to KB2964358, KB2929437, KB2919355, or KB2964444, but that seems to be for IE just opening a blank white page initially. I did try these to no avail.

    Another browser isn't an option. Many of the sites these users need to get to only work properly with IE, and more importantly every attempt is made by our organization to prevent end users from using other browsers.

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 9:15 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Did you mean when you click a link, the Internet Explorer didn't open the link instead of blank tab and just two computers have this issue?

    Have you tried to reset the Internet Explorer settings:

    1.Close any Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer windows that are currently open.

    2. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

    3.Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

    4.Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset.

    5.Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would like to remove browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, and InPrivate Filtering data.

    6.In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.

    7.When Internet Explorer finishes restoring the settings, click Close, and then click OK.

    8.Close Internet Explorer.

    Your changes will take effect the next time you open Internet Explorer.

    If it doesn't resolve, reset the default program for test:

    1. Open Start Menu, search for Default Programs and hit Enter.

    2. This opens the Default Programs window. Click on Set Your Default Programs.

    3. In the resulting window (the Set Default Programs window), click on Internet Explorer and then, on Choose Defaults For This Program.

    4. This will open up Set Program Associations window. Click against Select All to select all types being displayed.

    5. Once you are done with selection, click on Save.

    6. You will be back on the Set Default Programs window.

    7. Click on OK to close the window.


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:51 AM
    Moderator
  • anything that attempts to open a new tab that is the problem

    Other users have had some luck with just a regsvr32 command...

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2574731/en-us



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Friday, January 9, 2015 1:57 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Hi,

    Did you mean when you click a link, the Internet Explorer didn't open the link instead of blank tab and just two computers have this issue?

    Have you tried to reset the Internet Explorer settings:

    1.Close any Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer windows that are currently open.

    2. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

    3.Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

    4.Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset.

    5.Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would like to remove browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, and InPrivate Filtering data.

    6.In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.

    7.When Internet Explorer finishes restoring the settings, click Close, and then click OK.

    8.Close Internet Explorer.

    Your changes will take effect the next time you open Internet Explorer.

    If it doesn't resolve, reset the default program for test:

    1. Open Start Menu, search for Default Programs and hit Enter.

    2. This opens the Default Programs window. Click on Set Your Default Programs.

    3. In the resulting window (the Set Default Programs window), click on Internet Explorer and then, on Choose Defaults For This Program.

    4. This will open up Set Program Associations window. Click against Select All to select all types being displayed.

    5. Once you are done with selection, click on Save.

    6. You will be back on the Set Default Programs window.

    7. Click on OK to close the window.


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:51 AM
    Moderator
  • anything that attempts to open a new tab that is the problem

    Other users have had some luck with just a regsvr32 command...

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2574731/en-us



    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---

    Friday, January 9, 2015 1:57 PM
    Answerer