Sunday 12 August 2012

Internet Explorer opens then immediately closes

This one has been driving me mad for a few days.  I have a customer's PC on the workbench and the one remaining problem is that when you open Internet Explorer, it flashes up for a fraction of a second then immediately closes again.  Because of this, I can't even run Windows Update.

The PC is running XP SP3 and has IE8 installed.  I tried resetting IE8, I tried reinstalling IE8 all to no avail.  None of the suggested Microsoft fixes worked.

Whilst trawling the web for a solution, I came across a fix suggested by Kai Schätzl who has written a simple program that re-registers all the dll's that IE uses.  And it worked a treat!!  The fix apparently works on IE7, 8 and 9 and on XP, Vista and 7.  It supports both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows and IE.

So if you have the same problem, go here and grab the fix.  Thanks Kai.