In addition to the subject behavior, using the Find (on This Page) command on the blank page returns:
An error has occurred in this dialog.
Error 49: Interface not registered
This behavior occurs if some Internet Explorer DLL (Dynamic Link Library) files are incorrectly registered.
To resolve this issue:
1. Open a CMD.EXE window.
2. Type the following commands, pressing Enter after each line:
regsvr32 /s actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 /s shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 /s mshtml.dll
regsvr32 /s browseui.dll
regsvr32 /s jscript.dll
regsvr32 /s vbscript.dll
regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll</b>
4. If SP2 is NOT installed, download and install it.
5. Type the following command and press Enter:
"%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" /rereg