I have just spent several hours (over two days) trying to fix a new problem with IE 9.
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ANGRY!!!!!
Yesterday, I was jumping in and out of my e-mail like I usually do, and I couldn't log on to my yahoo e-mail account. It wouldn't accept my password. I double checked the web address to make sure it wasn't an imposter site. Nope, I was at the right place.
Next, I clicked the link 'I can't access my account', and wound up resetting my password. I activated the password. Cool, I thought, everything will be fine now. I was wrong!
I tried to log back into my e-mail... and it wouldn't accept the new password. Okay, I though, maybe the problem is not yahoo. IE has a long track record of being screwed up. I opened my google chrome browser and guess what, boys and girls? I was right... IE 9 is screwed up. I could log into my e-mail using the google chrome browser.
So okay, I can still get to my e-mail account and it's not compromised. Good. Now to deal with IE 9.
I tried to uninstall it, and use IE 8 instead. But I use Windows 7... so I couldn't back track. IE 8 won't work on W7. Great. Next, I tried to use the original version of IE 9 that came on my computer. No luck there, either. Some mysterious windows update had changed things.
Next, I tried using IE 9 with all add-ons disabled. Bingo! I was now able to get into my yahoo e-mail account as before. Okay, I thought, this should be simple. I just have to figure which add-on was causing the problem. I closed out of the IE 9 without add-ons, and opened the regular IE 9.
I spent the next hour doing a process of elimination for the minimal amount of obvious and hidden add-ons that were in IE 9. I wound up disabling every single add-on I could find... and I COULD NOT ACCESS MY E-MAIL AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yet, when I closed the regular IE 9, and re-opened IE 9 without add-ons, access to yahoo mail was once again restored.
So, now I am running IE 9 in the trouble-shooting mode until microsoft gets their collective heads out of their behinds, and fixes this issue.
Just so I'm clear this I am an expert user of Windows - I've used everything from 3.1 onward. This is a major screw up on their part. Do not use or download the IE 9 browser until they've fixed it and it's many, many user unfriendly issues!