Internet Explorer 8 Showing blank or Connecting… tab

This is cause by an unregistered dll, usual one specific dll, Actxprxy.dll.

To re-register the dll under Vista:

  1. Click Start and in the search box type:
  2. regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
  3. Now hold down CTRL+SHIFT (to use elevated priviledges) and press Enter.
  4. Restart the computer.

If this doesn’t fix the problem then repeat using the folowing files:

  • regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
  • regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
  • regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
  • regsvr32 Browseui.dll
  • regsvr32 Shell32.dll