"Fixes the following problems

Symptom 1: When you click a hyperlink in an e-mail message or on a Web page, or right-click a hyperlink on a Web page and then click Open in New Window, you may experience one or more of the following issues:

* Nothing happens
* The new window may be blank
* You may receive a scripting error message"

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm

Actually, I can't identify this problem with the information supplied. Your machine could have spyware or self inflicted issues with popup blockers and firewalls. But not a word about such in your post.

Bob