but I am not sure I remember the procedure, so you may have to experiment.
Open IE, then goto Google, or another search engine to google anything or use any link you have on your Home Page. Find a link, right click it and select Open in a new window.
You should have two IE windows open. Minimize the first, and either maximize the second or drag it to the required size. Re-display the first window and close it down using the X button.
Now close the second window, either by X or File > Exit.
Now open IE again. Does that work?
For some reason whenever I click on the IE icon, when the window opens it only fills about 1/2 the screen. So, I drag the corner down and to the right so that it fills the entire screen. Or I click the maximize button. But when I close the window and open another IE session, the winodw size has gone back down to the size it was before I stretched it. So, I go through the same process over and over.
Im running XP pro SP2