FIX: Internet Explorer crashes when you try to open a new Internet Explorer window after you close a previous Internet Explorer window that displayed one or more XSL transformations

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Article ID: 909363 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When you try to open a new Microsoft Internet Explorer window after you close a previous Internet Explorer window, Internet Explorer crashes.

This problem occurs when the previous Internet Explorer window displayed one or more XSL transformations.

CAUSE

This problem occurs when the Microsoft XML Parser version 3.0 (MSXML 3.0) throws an access violation during the XSL transformation. The access violation is caught by error handling. However, the Internet Explorer threads remain corrupted. When the Internet Explorer threads are corrupted, Internet Explorer crashes the next time that you try to open a new Internet Explorer window.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msxml3.dll8.70.1107.01,049,08811-Oct-200519:07x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 909363 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
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