Windows Vista -
Internet Explorer crashes when Opening a New Window
Published on 11/23/2006
Fixes a problem that occurs with MSXML 3.0 when you try to open a new Internet Explorer window. This problem occurs after you shut down a previous Internet Explorer window that displays one or more XSL transformations.

Internet Explorer crashes when Opening a New Window

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next MSXML 3.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

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.File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Msxml3.dll 8.70.1107.0 1,049,088 11-Oct-2005 19:07 x86