Unfortunately, that didn't work, although thank you. I think its a much bigger problem - because not only will IE not open, many other icons also do not open. In order to fix the problem, I try going to the control panel, which will open, but then the icons within that (like Internet Options, to restore IE settings) don't open either. I think its an overall system problem. One of my coworkers asked if it could be firewall related - which it might, only I don't even know what that pertains to or if I could fix it, seeing as I can't open much.