On my main desktop system, W2KSP4 US quite up to date:
Suddenly, since this morning, I can't any more open an HTML
- by Shift-clicking a link in another IE page
- by Right-Clicking that link and chosing "Open in New Window"
- by Drag-and-Dropping the link from an OE message to an
existing IE window
- by clicking a link in an OE message
In any of these instances the symptoms are the same: the newly
opened IE window immediately gets a larger IE icon in the
taskbar (like PDF pages) and immediately gets unresponding - but
still is referenced as "Running" in Task Manager, however
nothing will get it back to life (even trying to open any other
link by any other way), all I can do is close it (surprisingly
it will respond to that "close" order, no matter if through the
× icon in the upper right corner, or by any other way).
I recall that normally, a page that can't be reached
"404" page, but never makes the window unresponding. And
apparently the involved pages were not unreachable.
Weird, immediately after a page refuses to open, I still
open the very same web page:
- by Left-clicking the very same link in the very same initial
- by Right-clicking the very same link, chosing "Copy Shortcut",
opening a new IE window (from its icon in Quick Launch),
Pasting that URL in the Address Bar of that IE window;
- *once the link has been open*, by any of the ways that were
not working first.
I then continue surfing, and the process continues: about any
link I Left-click, it works; about any link I Right-Click or
"Open in New Window" or Drag-and-Drop, it makes the new window
unresponsive (and I can only close that window), but I still can
immediately open the very same page, provided it is by direct
clicking or typing.
Have I inadvertently touched something wrong? or did MU
(Microsoft Update) slip in something wrong? Thanks to any help,
Paris, Tue 6 Jun 2006 17:40:00 +0200