It appears IE 7 isn't ready for primetime. Go back to what worked.
Just down loaded the update for internet explor 7. When I open it up on my Dell computer I get a blank page then it opens on the second page. There is nothing on the first page, but it makes it run much slower. I installed the preogram on my lap top and I do not have this problem.
My Desk top has Microsoft XP home adition version 2002 with service pack 2. My computer has the Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 180GHz 512 MB of Ram