I decided on a whim to give IE10 a try. I'm not terribly sad to lose all access to IE, however I would like to get it working.

As soon as I hit the shortcut it opens and then immediately closes.

  1. doesn't work in safe mode
  2. Reset IE settings as suggested by MS KB article
  3. Reinstalled IE as suggested by MS KB article
  4. Re-registered various DLLs
  5. Disabled all add-ons
  6. Ran in addon disabled mode

What's next?

  • I forgot to mention i'm using windows 7 64bit – ladieu May 15 '13 at 20:07
  • Where is the link itself, e.g., pinned to taskbar, on Desktop, pinned to Start Menu, in Start Menu tree? To which directory does the link point: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer" or "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer" Does right-click Start InPrivate Browsing work? – ryanttb May 15 '13 at 20:15
  • Does uninstalling IE10 enable you to run IE9 again as before? – Karan May 15 '13 at 21:13
  • I suggest changing the start page to about:blank. Might or might not help. – Johannes Kuhn May 15 '13 at 21:17
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    @Karan The Home page can be accessed in Internet Options through Control Panel without opening IE. – ryanttb May 15 '13 at 21:45

have you tried either of the following:

  • Revert IE to an older version and then upgrade again
  • run sfc /scannow

These seem to be the top 2 solutions I can find on technet:

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