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Windows 7 X64 IE8 only opening 2 or 3 tabs

Compaq / Presario cq61 notebook pc
August 20, 2010 at 07:48:30
Specs: Windows 7 home prem 64bit
Hey All -
Having an issue with Internet Explorer 8 - when I first boot up, I can open as many tabs in IE as I want. After a couple hours, I can only open up two or three. Clicking on the new tab button, or keying control t, or trying an external mouse all yield the same result. I have tried cleaning cookies, resetting defaults on the "tabbed browsing" page, removing some of the more recent windows updates, all to no avail. I have not done a windows system restore only because I cannot recall when this started, and I don't keep images longer than two or three weeks anyway, so that probably wouldn't help. Any ideas?

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August 20, 2010 at 07:50:49
Just a bit more info, running Windows 7 home prem 64bit, Mcafee ASAP security center, & office 2007 on a compaq presario CQ61 notebook.

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August 20, 2010 at 10:24:34
Hi Aaron,

I'd say doing a System Restore cannot hurt - even if it's just back 2 or 3 weeks. Give it a try. A few other things to try are running your anti-virus and malware removal tools (just in case). Also, try opening IE8 in No Add-on Mode. To do so go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)

Hope this helps!

IE Outreach Team

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