Steam and Internet Explorer 7

Posted Jul 3, 2006
Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

Not long ago one of my machines stopped being able to join our Counter-Strike server at . I figured that it must be due to my firewall. But even after disabling Norton Internet Security, the computer could not connect. In fact, it could not connect to any servers on my favorites list—though it could connect to other servers.

I re-installed Steam. Still, I could not connect. Steam would get as far as saying "precaching resources” but then simply drop and throw me back to the desktop.

After a little research, I found the problem. This machine was the only machine running Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta. I had installed it to preview the kinds of changes I need to prepare for since my occupation is web development. According to SteamPowered.comIE7 is not compatible with Steam.

I removed IE7 and suddenly everything is back to normal. So, if your Steam game is suddenly unable to connect to your favorite server and you are running IE7, try uninstalling IE7 and go back to Internet Explorer 6 until the final version of IE7 is released.

2011-11-10 This article is extremely dated but may potentially be useful for anyone who is unable to keep their browser up-to-date. (IE9 is currently the browser of choice with rumors of IE10 already circulating.)


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Helmet Man

Oct 13, 2006

Hi, I posted a topic on the Steam forums and got a reply with a link to the fix and now I have found this article, here is the fix!

This fix works great.

John Smith

Oct 7, 2006

Any news on when this will be fixed? I could not find anything on the Steam forums or Steam's support page.

BTW: I am using IE7 RC1, and it has the same problems with Steam as Beta2.

Adam Glazener

Aug 27, 2006

I had the same problem with Steam and IE7 Beta 2. After researching a similiar article as this one, I uninstalled IE7 beta 2, rolling it back to IE6. Steam worked perfect again! But, now I have a question: will Steam now work with Microsoft's new realease of IE7 RC 1?

jiffy sniffy

Jul 28, 2006

yuppers i had the same trouble installed ie7 and steam would just crash to my desktop when i tryed to connect to my fav server but others servers work

i was pulling my hair out

wonder why its dooing this

I talk with the server Admin see if changes to the server have been done

Reply was nope its the same

setting as always

grrrr grrrr grrrrrrrrr

more hair pulling

then outta the blue i connect an talk to a friend

playin cs TOSTER he tells me his internet would not work after installing IE7 so right at next map change wammm crash to desktop again...almost

blad now so kick the PC lol

no don't im kidding

so i fire up IE7 connect to google do some searching and here i am

reading your story an i think dang it why i dint see this early'er when searching IE7 troubles

ooh well i say


not an easy task for us fokes that use ccleaner or other temp cleaning programs or have System Restore trouble mine went corupt after completed the IE7 install there was no options to restore back to even know i made 1 right b4 the install so ya that was not an option

but lucky enuff i had the option to remove IE7 in the ADD/remove programs from the controle pannel

so i crossed my fingers an

clicked uninstall some time passed then pooof its say successfully removed IE7 so we reboot

every thing seems ok so i load up what i hope is IE6

then wham BSOD (blue screen of death) oooh nooo

i press the reset button on my pc it reboots windows loads up pops a window saying your system has recovered from a critial error click ok

then it finishes loading and all seems ok untell i try to use some programs an i get mad error every where ok so i try to load my IE witch i hope was now v6 so i go to google it looks like ie6 but the help/about tab still show v7 an im still getting error in some other programs mainly

WININET.dll errors

so i remmeber a site i gave a friend awhile back an i knew it would help me get ie working


load some files off the cd an run the shellreg.bat

However, you can reinstall IE in Windows XP by clicking Start, Run and entering the following command:

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%Infie.inf

You will need to have your XP CD available.

then i run this .bat


rem Script used to manually reregister Internet Explorer and Shell related *.dlls

rem Also included the Digital Signing and Cryptographic Provider *. dlls if needed

rem rundll32.exe advpack.dll /DelNodeRunDLL32 C:WINNTSystem32dacui.dll

rem rundll32.exe advpack.dll /DelNodeRunDLL32 C:WINNTCatrooticatalog.mdb

rem regsvr32 setupwbv.dll /s

rem regsvr32 wininet.dll /s

regsvr32 comcat.dll /s

regsvr32 CSSEQCHK.DLL /s

regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /s

regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /i /s

regsvr32 asctrls.ocx /s

regsvr32 oleaut32.dll /s

regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /I /s

regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /s

regsvr32 browseui.dll /s

regsvr32 browsewm.dll /s

regsvr32 browseui.dll /I /s

regsvr32 msrating.dll /s

regsvr32 mlang.dll /s

regsvr32 hlink.dll /s

rem regsvr32 mshtml.dll /s

regsvr32 mshtmled.dll /s

regsvr32 urlmon.dll /s

regsvr32 plugin.ocx /s

regsvr32 sendmail.dll /s

rem regsvr32 comctl32.dll /i /s

rem regsvr32 inetcpl.cpl /i /s

rem regsvr32 mshtml.dll /i /s

regsvr32 scrobj.dll /s

regsvr32 mmefxe.ocx /s

rem regsvr32 proctexe.ocx mshta.exe /register /s

regsvr32 corpol.dll /s

regsvr32 jscript.dll /s

regsvr32 msxml.dll /s

regsvr32 imgutil.dll /s

regsvr32 thumbvw.dll /s

regsvr32 cryptext.dll /s

regsvr32 rsabase.dll /s

rem regsvr32 triedit.dll /s

rem regsvr32 dhtmled.ocx /s

regsvr32 inseng.dll /s

regsvr32 iesetup.dll /i /s

rem regsvr32 hmmapi.dll /s

regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s

regsvr32 actxprxy.dll /s

regsvr32 dispex.dll /s

regsvr32 occache.dll /s

regsvr32 occache.dll /i /s

regsvr32 iepeers.dll /s

rem regsvr32 wininet.dll /i /s

regsvr32 urlmon.dll /i /s

rem regsvr32 digest.dll /i /s

regsvr32 cdfview.dll /s

regsvr32 webcheck.dll /s

regsvr32 mobsync.dll /s

regsvr32 pngfilt.dll /s

regsvr32 licmgr10.dll /s

regsvr32 icmfilter.dll /s

regsvr32 hhctrl.ocx /s

regsvr32 inetcfg.dll /s

rem regsvr32 trialoc.dll /s

regsvr32 tdc.ocx /s

regsvr32 MSR2C.DLL /s

regsvr32 msident.dll /s

regsvr32 msieftp.dll /s

regsvr32 xmsconf.ocx /s

regsvr32 ils.dll /s

regsvr32 msoeacct.dll /s

rem regsvr32 wab32.dll /s

rem regsvr32 wabimp.dll /s

rem regsvr32 wabfind.dll /s

rem regsvr32 oemiglib.dll /s

rem regsvr32 directdb.dll /s

regsvr32 inetcomm.dll /s

rem regsvr32 msoe.dll /s

rem regsvr32 oeimport.dll /s

regsvr32 msdxm.ocx /s

regsvr32 dxmasf.dll /s

rem regsvr32 laprxy.dll /s

regsvr32 /s

regsvr32 /s

regsvr32 /s

regsvr32 /s

regsvr32 danim.dll /s

regsvr32 Daxctle.ocx /s

regsvr32 lmrt.dll /s

regsvr32 datime.dll /s

regsvr32 dxtrans.dll /s

regsvr32 dxtmsft.dll /s

rem regsvr32 vgx.dll /s

regsvr32 WEBPOST.DLL /s

regsvr32 WPWIZDLL.DLL /s

regsvr32 POSTWPP.DLL /s

regsvr32 CRSWPP.DLL /s

regsvr32 FTPWPP.DLL /s

regsvr32 FPWPP.DLL /s

rem regsvr32 FLUPL.OCX /s

regsvr32 wshom.ocx /s

regsvr32 wshext.dll /s

regsvr32 vbscript.dll /s

regsvr32 scrrun.dll mstinit.exe /setup /s

regsvr32 msnsspc.dll /SspcCreateSspiReg /s

regsvr32 msapsspc.dll /SspcCreateSspiReg /s

regsvr32 licdll.dll /s

regsvr32 regwizc.dll /s

regsvr32 softpub.dll /s

regsvr32 IEDKCS32.DLL /s

regsvr32 MSTIME.DLL /s

regsvr32 WINTRUST.DLL /s

regsvr32 INITPKI.DLL /s

regsvr32 DSSENH.DLL /s

regsvr32 RSAENH.DLL /s

regsvr32 CRYPTDLG.DLL /s

regsvr32 Gpkcsp.dll /s

regsvr32 Sccbase.dll /s

regsvr32 Slbcsp.dll /s



then i reboot i got no more errors poping up an things are working now

so i got to the MS Update site an get my needed updates to bring be back upto date but i stay away from IE7 an the rest there beta software

hope this will help any1 that gets stuck

but this is only a temp fix of course

shean Bean

Aug 19, 2006

Dear Shawn,


I got the following error:

"outlook express could not be started. The application was unable to create font cache object. your computer may be out of memory or your disk is full. contact microsoft support for further assistance. (0x8007000E, 14007)"

I execute the .bat file you have written and it's ok now.

I really appreciate you.



Merle Denny

Sep 10, 2006

What is the fix or the error 0x8007000e,14007. I did not find it in the post.

Thx. Merle

Bob Peterson

Sep 17, 2007

What is the fix for the (8007000E,140070)error message

Alex Di Fiore

Oct 30, 2008

Hello Shawn, I ran your .bat file as well and was once again able to restore the coveted Outlook Express program. Thanks a million!



Aug 7, 2009

Stumbled onto this site from a Microsoft search (BING) after fruitless searches on Google (many dead or abandoned threads or just "reformatted in the end" solutions) EEEEK !!

Your batch file did exactly what it says and fixed the dreaded 0x8007000E, 14007. Outlook Express now works| Many thanks David

Riarchos Stephens

Jun 18, 2011

Hi Shawn,

I'm getting the same following error:

"outlook express could not be started. The application was unable to create font cache object. your computer may be out of memory or your disk is full. contact microsoft support for further assistance.

(0x8007000E, 14007)

The person who submitted this problem didn't mention the .bat file you wrote and had them to execute, or how to execute it.

I would really appreciate any help you can provide with this matter.

Shawn Olson

Jun 18, 2011

It's been so long since I dealt with this problem that I'd forgotten all about it. I don't even have access to the original batch file any more. From what I recall, it was only a problem with an early version of IE7.

My advice at this point is simply to update IE to the latest version.

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