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Old 06-28-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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Previously using IE 8 32-bit and suddenly was unable to open links to external documents (PDFs, DOCs, or other websites) on websites or in my email. Apparently, this has not been that uncommon judging from my hours-long Google searches for a remedy. Now I've installed IE 9 and this time a new window opens as though the external doc is going to display, but the new window remains blank. Nothing! Na-dah! Can anyone help me with this?

P.S. IE 8 64-bit works fine, but I really need to get 32-bit to work.
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try disabling any addons and toolbars. Also try restoring ie to default
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