IE9 not displaying any web pages

  Garb 20:46 PM 18 Feb 13

Win7 64bit. IE9 opens a window but will not display any web pages. Just the message IE cannot display the web page. Was working OK earlier in the evening.Google Chrome is working fine hence ability to post this topic. Have run file checker and have tried starting IE9 from a cmd prompt as administrator. Nothing. Home page set as it was before.
Tried running restore but it came up with an error message 0x80070005 saying that antivirus was preventing a file being changed and restore was not completed.

Have I got a virus?

  mrwoowoo 21:28 PM 18 Feb 13

Try this. Go to tools > internet Options > Advanced > Accelerated Graphics > Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering. That's assuming that you can access the tool/cog item at top right of internet explorer. If not. Try doing a system restore in safe mode. Very unlikely that this is caused by a virus.

  difarn 21:28 PM 18 Feb 13

I assume when you mention restore you are talking about restoring the PC to an earlier date? Sometimes it is necessary to turn of your antivirus to complete this.

Have you tried to reinstall IE9?

Start Type Program and Features in the search box Click on View Installed updates in the left hand panel Under uninstall an update scroll to the Microsoft Windows section Click Uninstall - yes Restart

This should roll back to IE8 - check to see if web pages are displayed and make a decision whether to re-install IE9.

  Garb 22:11 PM 18 Feb 13

Did a restore default settings on IE9 and that seems to have sorted the problem. Not sure why as all addons were disabled. Couldn't roll back to IE8 as IE9 was installed with the version of Windows.

Thanks for the replies

  difarn 07:33 AM 19 Feb 13

Found this piece of advice on another forum re uninstalling IE9 on native installations...

Press F12 in IE9 to bring up the developer tools. Select IE 7 or 8 under Browser Mode.


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