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Internet Explorer 6.0 won't Allow Multiple Sessions!

by Gilthoniel / May 21, 2006 8:56 AM PDT

I am running IE 6.0 on a Windows XP Pro machine with SP2 loaded, and in the last month or two I've begun to experience an extremely annoying issue. I can only have one browser session of IE at a time. No matter what I do, when I try to open a second session, the new session replaces the old one. It doesn't matter if I go to the program icon to open a second session, or right-click on a link in a browser page and select ''open in a new window'', still the existing session is replaced with the new target. The ''back'' option is lost and I have to start over again.

I've tried un-installing and reinstalling IE. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling SP2, but to no avail. I don't know how to ''repair'' XP itself, as this machine came with XP on it and I don't have the installation disks.

All advice gratefully accepted. I've been using Netscape in the meantime out of self-defense!

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Re: Internet Explorer 6.0 won't Allow Multiple Sessions!
by Tufenuf / May 21, 2006 9:06 AM PDT

Gilthoniel, If you by chance installed the YAHOO Toolbar uninstall it and see if the problem is corrected. The YAHOO Toolbar is known to cause the problem you're having for some people.


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by Gilthoniel / May 21, 2006 10:45 AM PDT

You are my hero! That worked like a charm. I've asked numerous people and no one mentioned it!

Lou doing the happy dance!!!

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(NT) (NT) Glad it worked & Thanks for posting back.
by Tufenuf / May 21, 2006 12:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Wow!

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