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PhalanX

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Greetings from Australia...

A few days ago I installed IE7 Beta on my laptop, I obviously wasn't thinking properly at the time (probably fuelled by these 2am+ times I'm going to bed lately :whistling:) and I thought it would install separately to ie 6 but of course it overwrote it and I realised this and immediately uninstalled it, because I need ie 6 for a project I am currently working on...

Then when I restarted internet explorer was completely rooted, it wouldn't work at all, I just kept getting blank screens and an error because it couldn't find ieframe.dll (a ie 7 dll)... After about 3 hours of messing around I eventually got ie 6 to work again... But its a little funny, If I go to tools -> internet options, for example, I get the "cannot show this dialogue due to restrictions in effect on this comptuer" which there aren't any... but I don't care about that, the real problem I have is the same one described here: http://www.geekstogo...pic=105971&st=0, ANY popup window, be it javascript induced, or from msn messenger or even a target="_blank" doesn't load, and occasionally it flashes for a split second then disappears. This is really bad because it is crucial that I have popup windows and ie 6 for the project I am currently working on...

to make it worse I can't afford to reinstall windows because I have software installed on there that I don't have the cds since they were installed while I was on the other side of the country (at the company I work for over there) and I'm not going back over any time soon...

I have tried the sfc /scanow multiple times, as well as the ie.inf thing

I just tried installing windows script 5.6 but it wouldn't install because it "this older version of the browser isn't supported"... I have ie 6.0029

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Rob
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Have you tried downloading and re-installing IE6? M$ has it at
http://www.microsoft...&DisplayLang=en
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Yes actually, part of the 3 hours fixing it was spend figuring out how to install that file, because it wouldn't let me install since it detected I had a newer version... But when that was installed I had the same popup problem...
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Have you got rid of IE7 Beta yet? Gettting rid of it completely might help :whistling:
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Yeah it is completely removed, although i have a feeling a few elements of it are left which might be causing the problems...
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How did you remove IE7, did you use a program to do it or did you use Add/Remove.
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I did it by going add/remove, and obviously the IE7 BETA isnt there, so you have to check the "Show Updates" tab, then IE7 BETA will be there in the list to remove.
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Well this should have uninstalled it fully, becuase I had IE7 beta and it uninstalled it fine.
This may sound wierd, but re-install IE7 and then try removing it again.

Edited by CJIS, 14 April 2006 - 03:31 AM.

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Yeah I removed it from add / remove... I did actually try installing it again and uninstalling it, but I will give it another shot... the only problem I think will be, if i do that it will restore the old files i.e. the browser as it is now, which obviously has some problems... but i will give that a shot now and see what happens...
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It didn't work out for me, when ie7 is installed the popups work fine, when it is uninstalled again, the popups don't work and the standalone version of ie7 i have doesnt have the popups working either, it has a jscript error when i click on them and i cant click on the error message to get the window telling me exactly what the error is ecause it wont come up...

What I am going to do, because I cant afford to waste more time on this, is I will install ie7 and put up with it and use a standalone ie6 to test out my websites, i am annoyed i have to do this because i would prefr ie 6 for development but i guess i dont have a choice...

grr

if you have any more ideas feel free to send them through, but if not then thanks for your help anyway :whistling:
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