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Windows 7: Popup blocker broken

31 Mar 2010   #1
D66

windows 7
 
 
Popup blocker broken

I have Win 7 Ult x64 and have recently attempted to install some HP printer software which crashed the first two tries but was successfull on the third attempt with a different software version. Now it seems that the failed install likely caused some sort of fault in IE8. Clicking links which have popups (iTunes download for example) starts an additional iexplore.exe process in task manager and the original page goes to the "thanks for downloading iTunes page" however I never get the popup warning prompt asking if I want to download the file. This happens for all sites with popups. Every click starts a new iexplore process which never closes but no popup or warning message.
I have tried all possible popup settings in the tools menu, enabled and disabled all Add-ons, even tried removing and re-installing IE8 3 times.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks


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31 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D66 View Post
I have Win 7 Ult x64 and have recently attempted to install some HP printer software which crashed the first two tries but was successfull on the third attempt with a different software version. Now it seems that the failed install likely caused some sort of fault in IE8. Clicking links which have popups (iTunes download for example) starts an additional iexplore.exe process in task manager and the original page goes to the "thanks for downloading iTunes page" however I never get the popup warning prompt asking if I want to download the file. This happens for all sites with popups. Every click starts a new iexplore process which never closes but no popup or warning message.
I have tried all possible popup settings in the tools menu, enabled and disabled all Add-ons, even tried removing and re-installing IE8 3 times.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
You wouldnt by chance have a backup to restore from?
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31 Mar 2010   #3
D66

windows 7
 
 

I have a backup but I was hoping someone had a genius idea to fix IE without having to do that and restore everything since the backup.
Thanks
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31 Mar 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Have you given thought to another browser? FF and Chrome come to mind as good choices.
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01 Apr 2010   #5
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

have you did a master reset of IE?
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