Internet Explorer will not open from any shortcut, .exe, and just stays minimized on the tool bar

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Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) 1.8G CPU, 512RAM, 40G HD NAV 2002, recentently ran Ad-Aware & SpyBot with minimal results I/E will not open from any shortcut, .exe, and just stays minimized on the tool bar. Have tried numerous Microsoft reccomended fixes and nothing seems to work. Removed and reinstalled a few times. Still won't open. HOWEVER, when I use "EXPLORE' from the "START" menu I can type in any web address in the address bar, I/E opens up and works fine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
ASKED: February 26, 2005  10:48 PM
UPDATED: February 28, 2005  10:14 PM

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I know that you probably have looked at the Properties of the shortcut, and ensured that the field, Run, in the Shortcut tab is properly set. There are three options – Normal window, Minimized, and Maximized.

What has happened to me is that my program IS maximized, it is just that I have moved it off screen. If you right-click the button on the taskbar, do you get a Move? Try using your directional arrows and see if you can move it back on screen.

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q169494/

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  • Turkeyboy
    More on Internet Explorer stays minimized From a post at http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1014243, I received a reply directing me to: http://forum.iamnotageek.com/histor...p/746760-1.html From the information above I checked for SIZE, and it was not an available option, it was grey. After opening I/E through "EXPLORE", I tried to work offline in I/E and "Work Offline" was not in the "FILE" menu.
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  • Turkeyboy
    After more investigating: After opening I/E through "EXPLORE", I tried to work offline in I/E and "Work Offline" was not in the "FILE" menu, (this can be resolved by http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q257693) Ran CWshredder, found nothing Ran About Buster, found nothing no ADS http://aumha.org/a/noads.htm "No parasites"
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