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Ac}{illes

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I have a question about the IE address bar, i've got my homepage set to google,and i'm able to access web pages by doing searchs and clicking on the links, but when i type an address into the address bar nothing happens, i've run my spyware programs, antivirus programs and registry repair programs and can't find anything wrong. Checked the options and cannot find anything that my have been tampered with. Its a home pc so no filters on it... Not too sure, any ideas would be great i've looked around to see if anybody else has had this problem and no luck.
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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go.

We could try reinstalling Internet Explorer, or even better, switching to something more secure, like Mozilla Firefox.

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If you prefer sticking with Internet Explorer, let's try reinstalling it. A number of XP users have reported situations with Internet Explorer 6 becoming corrupted and reporting a number of different errors. While there is certainly no guarantee, the two procedures listed below have restored functionality to IE6 for many users experiencing problems.

Note: Both methods listed require that the Microsoft Windows XP CD-ROM be available.

Method 1: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x Repair for Windows XP

From the Start menu, select Run.
In the Open field, type sfc /scannow (Note: There is a space between sfc and /scannow)
Select the OK button.
Follow the prompts throughout the System File Checker process.
Reboot the computer when System File Checker completes.

Method 2: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x Repair for Windows XP

From the Start menu, select Search, select All Files and Folders.
Select More Advanced Options and place a checkmark beside Search Hidden Files and Folders option.
Ensure that Search System Folders and Search Subfolders are also checked.
In the All or Part of the File Name box, type ie.inf
In the Look In drop-down menu, select C: or the letter of the hard drive that contains the Windows folder.
Click the Search button.
In the search results pane, find the ie.inf file located in Windows\Inf folder.
Right click the ie.inf file and click Install on the context menu.
Reboot the computer when the file copy process is complete.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 318378 How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
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