Ok, then lets get a little more extreme on the resolve:
Go to Control Panel thru Start. Now go to Add/Remove Programs and open it. Look for anything in the list to do with POGO and if there is anything, uninstall it. Once done, reboot and try again and see if you can run it. Of course you will have to reinstall it first.
If that does not resolve it, then do this:
Run System File Checker (sfc):
Click on Start, then go to Run, then type, "command" in the run box that pops open.
In this black command prompt box (will show something on the black screen like, c:\windows\_ ), I need you to type, "sfc /scannow" and tap on the Enter key. This will take a while to run, upwards of an hour or more. Once it is done, please reboot.
From there try your IE.
If that does not work then we are going to uninstall IE 8 has the next step to solving this:
Go to Control Panel from Start. Once Control Panel is open, then look for Add/Remove Programs and open it.
Now look down thru that list and find Internet Explorer 8.0 and click it once to highlight it. Now click on Uninstall.
Let it totally uninstall, and then - if it does not do so on its own, reboot again.
Now try IE 7 and see how it does.
Let me know if none of this works and we will go from there. Also, please do not install or do other steps, this is only componding the issue and throwing items into the issue to make it hardder to solve.
Edited by DRobertson on 5/6/2010 at 11:26 AM EST