IE 9 - Connects to Google, but not to webpage

  onthelimit1 11:58 24 Oct 11

Put some extra RAM in a neighbours PC last week (Vista). It's been great since, but today IE is playing up. It displays Google, displays search results, but when clicking on anyone of those, just get the whirling wheel. Chrome is fine. I got him to rest IE, but no change. Any thoughts please.

  northumbria61 12:16 24 Oct 11

Try this -
Control Panel(In Classic View)- Default programs - Set Associations. Scroll down until you see the header called "Protocols" under Protocols, there highlight "HTTP" and click Change program. Now select your Fav. Browser IE your your case

  onthelimit1 12:20 24 Oct 11

Thanks - I'll give him a ring and get him to try that.

  northumbria61 12:25 24 Oct 11

It may be just an add-on that is causing the problem -

I would suggest you to check in Internet Explorer with No Add-ons mode and check if any add ons is causing problem. To do so, please follow the steps below:

Run Internet explorer with no add-ons. Though you have not installed add-ons it might have installed by itself as a part of malicious program. Many add-ons come from the Internet, and they usually require that you give your permission before they are installed on your computer. Some, however, might be installed without your knowledge. This can happen if the add-on was part of another program that you installed. Some add-ons are installed with Microsoft Windows.

  1. Click on Start
  2. Click All programs
  3. Select Accessories
  4. Click System tools
  5. And then select Internet Explorer (no add-ons)

    If the browser works fine after these steps, add-on may be causing the error.

Steps to determine which add-on may be causing the error

  1. Open Internet explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, click Manage add-ons, and then click Enable or disable Add-ons.
  3. In the show list, click Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer to display all add-ons.
  4. Click the Add-ons you want to enable, and then select Enable.
  5. Repeat step iv for every add-on you want to enable. When you have finished click OK.
  onthelimit1 12:38 24 Oct 11

Bizarre. Rang him and, before trying the suggestions, got him to check. IE now working perfectly. Computers - don't you just love them! Emailed him the ideas, just in case. Thanks.

  northumbria61 12:42 24 Oct 11

These things are sent to try us ! Good to hear all is working okay again for him.

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