Internet Explorer can't type in text boxes

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If you ever have a situation where Internet Explorer loads pages correctly, but you can't click on any text boxes and type into them, then it is likely one of the Windows DLL's has become de-registered.  This is likely to be caused during software installs or potentially during the regular monthly software patching process we need to do to keep the system secure.

Good news is that there is a very simple fix!!!

Open a command prompt window (Start>Run>cmd) and type the following at the

prompt

regsvr32 mshtmled.dll
regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 /i mshtml.dll

You will receive a pop-up confirming as each of the DLL's are registered.  Once you have finished, just re-open Internet Explorer (IE) and everything should be back to normal.

Hope this helps,

Aaron

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Anonymous (not verified)
I think this system is not so

I think this system is not so good for Internet Explorer (IE). I really don't like your plan because it can be creating the many issue in every internet explorer which is not better. if you want a success in this field so I think you should change your plan and please think about it again

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Anonymous (not verified)
thanks

thanks for the help.  I was having the problem my AOL browswer and my IE8.  The tip worked.  I even call AOL tech support and they didnt help at all.  They didnt even know what to do.  They had me uninstall the programs and reinstall and still no solution.  Thanks for the help.

Kathern (not verified)
This is a very good article.

This is a very good article. A simple troubleshooting step that the author shared to all of us. hope you can give more advise (technical advise) regarding PC problem and software troubleshooting steps.

Anonymous (not verified)
cannot type in text fields

Not only can I not type in the text boxes but search bar and address bar as well. Your suggestion of using the "run" function I cannot use either, because I cannot type in that also!

Anonymous (not verified)
That would mean that your

That would mean that your issue is not with Internet Explorer of course.

Anonymous (not verified)
Worked great

thank you very much

B.Bagheri (not verified)
same issue, when tried regsvr32 got DllRegisterServer failed

same issue (can't type in IE9 window), and tried to run regsvr32 commands you have listed. But got DllRegisterServer failed w/error code 0x80004005.

Any suggestions?

 

Anonymous (not verified)
B. Bagheri

 B. Bagheri 

 

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Anonymous (not verified)
 I tried to type in the 3

 I tried to type in the 3 commands listed above but regsvr32 /i mshtml.dll shpwed a message of "

Mshtml.dll was loaded, but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not was not found. This file cannot be registered"

I then tried to run regsvr32 /u mshtml.dll and regsvr32 mshtml.dll but both of them failed also

Are there anything that i can can do?? I even tried reinstalling IE but it was still NOT working.

 

Thank you very much for your kind attention.