The IE7 issues might go away if you do an update today; with the public release of IE7, perhaps an update will push the stable code to your machine and eliminate the memory conflicts. Be sure to delete all cookies and temporary files.
Just a guess here, but I speculate that IE7 is trying to claim some memory space that is allocated elsewhere, and when the resource request is denied with an odd code, it shuts down.
If it doesn't work, perhaps you can try a fresh IE7 install from the Microsoft web site.
I hope I've helped - hope something works for you...
.....and that's specifically IE 7. Any time
I click on an link outside the browser, say from
an E-mail message or a referance from one of
Vista's help texts, IE reports and error and that
it is shutting down. A problem message is sent to MS
regarding the error, but so far the only response
has been, "The problem is being researched".
Anyone have any insight as to what might be the
problem? BTW, this is the 32 bit version running
on a P4, 3GHz, 1GB RAM system.
Other than that problem, Vista is a really sexy
looking OS. Very fast. I'm really interested in
taking DX 10 for a spin sometime.