Upgrade to IE6 SP1 Problems..

Thread: Upgrade to IE6 SP1 Problems..

  1. WTD's Avatar

    WTD said:

    Default Upgrade to IE6 SP1 Problems..

    Now normally I can fix most things with my PC but this one has got me stumped...

    Upgraded Xp to SP1 and IE6 to SP1 yesterday. Before the upgrade all runing well, but now, whenever I click on a link that opens in an external (new) window, nothing happens.

    The link doesn't appear in the address bar and the status bar shows no activity.

    Anyone know why this would be the case?

    If I open a new window (ctrl+n) and then paste in the URL it works, but thats annoying ..

    Any idea's??
  2. WTD's Avatar

    WTD said:


    Guys any idea's come on!!
    This is driving me nutty
  3. Mr.James's Avatar

    Mr.James said:


    One of my mates has got the exact same problem but it was caused by him uninstalling a popup killer. You not got one installed too have you? If so try re-installing/de-installing.
  4. WTD's Avatar

    WTD said:


    No, only got the popup killer which comes with Zone Alarm...
    Thats disabled though...

    Very weird :-/
  5. EUPHORiA's Avatar

    EUPHORiA said:


    Let me get this straight because i am a little confused? whenever you open or click on a link does it open up in a new window? if so i can help because its a simple registry setting
  6. WTD's Avatar

    WTD said:


    let me explain again.

    When I click a link on a webpage that opens in a new page, like this link here [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] the new window opens, but no URL appears in the address bar and nothing loads. Just an empty window (not even a 404 etc)

    Links that open in the same window, like the forum links here are fine...
  7. Aido's Avatar

    Aido said:


    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    d'oh - hang on since that opens in a new window you won't be able to read it so here goes:

    The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows XP
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x, 5, 5.01, 5.01 Service Pack 1, 5.5 for Windows 95
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2, 5, 5.01, 5.01 Service Pack 1, 5.5, 5.5 Service Pack 1 for Windows 98
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.01 Service Pack 1, 5.5 for Windows 98 Second Edition
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, 5.01, 5.01 Service Pack 1, 5.5 for Windows 2000

    IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    Q256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
    When you right-click a link on an Internet page, and then click Open in a New Window, the Open in a New Window command may not work.
    This issue may occur if one or more of the following conditions is true:
    The Windows registry values that control this function are missing or incorrect.
    The Internet Explorer files that control this function are not registered properly.
    WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    To resolve this issue, use the following methods.
    Check for Missing or Incorrect Registry Values
    Verify that the following registry values are present and correct:
    Name: (Default)
    Value: IDispatch

    Name: (Default)
    Value: {00020420-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

    Name: (Default)
    Value: {00020420-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
    Check for Missing or Damaged Files
    The Open in a New Window command is also dependent upon the following files. Verify that the following files are present and are not damaged:
    For additional information about how to re-extract files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    Q129605 How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
    Verify That the Library Files are Registered Properly
    To make sure that the Internet Explorer library files are registered properly:
    Click Start, and then click Run.
    In the Open box, type regsvr32 filename, where filename is one of the following file names, and then click OK:

    When you receive a message that states that registration succeeded, click OK.
    Repeat steps 1 through 3 to register each of the files that are listed in step 2.
    The following list describes other symptoms that can occur when these registry entries are missing:
    Some Java scripts may not function.
    Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook Express may not print.
    Links within Outlook Express may not open in Internet Explorer.
  8. WTD's Avatar

    WTD said:



    I owe you a pint AJ, re-registering the DLL worked!!
    Thanks a lot mate,

  9. gurry's Avatar

    gurry said:


    Hello all....

    Need some help with the same problem....

    Basically the problem is the same as already stated here.

    I have tried re-registering the .dll's but it made no difference...

    Is there anything else I could try..
    PSN - ThirtyQuidKid
  10. Aido's Avatar

    Aido said:


    What OS mate?

    Are you running any popup software or firewall stuff - if so have you tried temporarily disabling it just in case?

    What about proxy / autoconfig settings - anything in there?

    Do you have a custom branded IE install, ie Freeserve, Tiscali etc?

    If you can let us know the exact version of IE & Windows then we'll see what we can see - were all the registry keys etc referred to in the MS KB article there?
  11. gurry's Avatar

    gurry said:


    Hello mate. Thanks for the reply...

    The OS is win98 SE....

    No proxy settings to worry about.

    The computer is linked via ICS in win98SE to the internet. Both use WIN 98 SE

    All registry keys OK and I re-registered the .dll files mentioned and still I can't use web links within Outlook 98 or IE version 6.

    Any help appreciated

    thanks gurry
    PSN - ThirtyQuidKid
  12. Aido's Avatar

    Aido said:


    Not sure on 98 mate, for the time it takes on 98 a rebuild is probably the best option.

    Alternatively, have a look around support.microsoft.com/support but most of the articles I saw related to similar fixes to those above.

    Are there any new IE6 service packs out there you could apply?

    Or could you try reverting to a vanilla IE6 build, ie no service packs installed?

    What about IE5 even?