Blank IE Browser Window

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Filed under: PC Errors 

The problem with a blank Internet Explorer Browser window opening can be fixed in a number of ways. If you click a hyperlink in a document or e-mail and either nothing happens, or IE opens with a blank window, try this:

  • First make sure all popup killers are disabled, as they might prevent a window from opening.
  • If that does not help, log in as administrator and open a command prompt.Now type each of the commands below and press Enter. If a message box appears, simply close it before executing the next command.
    1. regsvr32 urlmon.dll
    2. regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
    3. regsvr32 mshtml
    4. regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
  • When done, restart Windows, open the Internet Explorer, select the Tools menu, followed by Internet Options and then Programs. Now select Reset Web Settings

The second option deals with a corrupted DLL or DLL registration. Re-registering them using the regsvr32 command can help solve the problem.

Urlmon.dll registration

After all this you should have no more problems opening hyperlinks and the blank IE window should not happen anymore.

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