I am not too familiar with IE11 but I will try to help. When you say it will not "load into a new tab", what does happen after you click a link? Does it open in the same page or does it open in a new window? You might want to change the settings, probably something under "tabs", so that it opens in a new tab.
I did a google search. Some people have problems where the link opens in a new tab but the page won't load. Is that similar to your problem?
IE 11 opens a new tab with a blank page. Sometimes the tabs stay blue, sometimes they turn purple, and sometimes they turn yellow. I know it is trying to tell me something, but I haven't figured it out yet.