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Topic # 29812 20-Jan-2009 13:07
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This problem is occuring at random over multiple (400+ PCs on XP Pro) systems across our company....

Users open Internet Explorer 6 and if the homepage is set to Google.co.nz or .com (as most are), IE prompts the user to save/cancel an html file rather than actually going to Google. Cancelling it just quits out of the browser and saving it just saves an htm file.
We have been installing IE7 which has stopped this odd activity mostly, but now one of our centres is having the problem again on IE7.

Firefox does not have any problems.

Anyone come across this sort of issue before ?

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  Reply # 190794 20-Jan-2009 13:57
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What version of IE6 specifically, sp2?

It's working fine for me on our browser testing machine/vm (see below), I would suspect corporate firewall proxy mangling the page or perhaps a issue with the specific version of IE6 you have installed.


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  Reply # 191267 22-Jan-2009 12:29
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have you checked the program access defaults? Sounds like IE has lost it's association with .htm files.

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  Reply # 191271 22-Jan-2009 12:34
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Something sounds like its screwing with the MIME types, from the best of my knowledge anyway.

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  Reply # 191304 22-Jan-2009 14:03
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I would give this IE tester a try...


“What you get is a nice tabbed interface to show your web pages using the IE 5.5, 6, 7 and 8 rendering engines.”

 

http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage

 


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  Reply # 191308 22-Jan-2009 14:37
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I have had the same problem. We use wiroute proxy server and i think it may be causing it. I changed the homepage which fixed the problem, not the best solution but i havnt had the time to investigate what the actual cause and fix is.

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  Reply # 191310 22-Jan-2009 14:44
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Running IE6 SP2 etc, only occurs on the Google page.
Opening other sites etc is fine.

If we enter "iexplore.exe" in the run box, it works fine too.

Funny garvani mentions Winroute as we run Winproxy for a large number os sites who are reporting the issue. I am in the process of upgrading them to Webmarshal but its taking time, will have to test it with WM and see if the problem occurs :)




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