You guys are pretty much my last hope.
I have a Compaq Presario 2701 laptop running Windows Xp Pro, Office Xp Pro,
IE6, and a slew of other programs.
My problem is that when browsing a secure (https) site ... clicking on a
***.ppt hyperlink will NOT display the PowerPoint slides in the browser
window. It works fine when browsing a non-secure (http) site. Sure, I can
download the file and display it later ... but I'd like to be able to view
it through the browser. Viewing .doc, .pdf, .xls files from either https or
http sites works fine. It's just the ppt files that are not viewing. I get
no error messages. The pointer changes to the hourglass ... the laptop
starts grinding away like it's doing something ... the pointer changes back
to it's arrow ... and nothing. If I right click the .ppt hyperlink ... and
choose "open in a new window ... the new window opens ... but it's blank.
The really weird thing about this is that this problem only seems to be on
my laptop. I wiped and older desktop and installed Windows Xp Pro, Office
Xp, and IE6 and encounter no problems displaying the ppt slides. I've
checked numerous other Xp users and they don't seem to have the problem I
I've re-installed Windows Xp Pro several times. I've updated IE6 with
whatever critical updates the Microsoft web site will allow. I've
re-installed Office Xp. I've changed every security setting in IE6. I've
meticulously compared all the IE6 settings of the desktop vs. the laptop.
I've virtually set all security settings to "0".
I'd like to re-install IE6 from scratch ... but when I try to install from
the MS site it errors out stating that I have a newer version installed
Is there anyway to uninstall IE6? ... or at least make the laptop 'think'
that my current version is gone, non-existent, or at least an older version
in need of updating?