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    New Window Not Displaying (IE 5.5/Win 98)

    I have a user whose PC is refusing to display anything other than a blank page when opening a new windows when using IE. The browser will open home pages and as long as the site stays within the original window all is fine. However as soon as a link opens a new window a blank page is returned, with the done message on the status bar. The refresh button simply returns the same page. I've tried this on multiple sites and they are are all the same & work fine on my machine with same setup.

    I've run a repair on IE to no effect, and scanned through the options but they seem to mirror mine( the reuse windows for shortcut option is checked). Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Re: New Window Not Displaying (IE 5.5/Win 98)

    Remove ALL all temp internet files including the "index.dat" file. You may need to be a different user to remove this file. Each user has one and it is in use if that user is logged in.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: New Window Not Displaying (IE 5.5/Win 98)

    If Dave's solution does not work, check:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q281679>Unable to Open a Link in New Window in Internet Explorer (Q281679)</A>
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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q303201>List of Issues Fixed in Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 (Q303201)</A>

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    Re: New Window Not Displaying (IE 5.5/Win 98)

    Many thanks for your help, clearing the temp files did indeed do the trick. Was this something I had done wrong in the setup as this was a fairly new PC ?

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