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OK. Can you try this: http://support.micro...om/?kbid=312444 before attempting to install IE6

It seems to fit the error you got last time.

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Alright, I checked it out. There were no values to delete.

I haven't receieved that error in quite a while now. I assume whatever caused that particular error has been resolved. But right after that error ended (you fixed that problem), that's when this new problem cropped up, that nothing happens when I try to start IE6.
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I'm curious.

- What happens when you click a URL ?

- In your first post you said you "removed scripting"
What exactly did you remove and how?

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- Since my first post I have made Netscape my default browser, therefore when I click on a link now it opens up Netscape.

- In my first post I mentioned that the virus disabled scripting (probably because it took over Java). I came to that conclusion when I opened Explorer.exe (instead of iexplore.exe, as a bypass) and attempted to click on any scripted event, such as a button or form post. So in summary, I didn't disable scripting, the virus I had did, and that was only how I concluded without actually knowing.

I still don't know exactly which virus caused all of this. I shouldn't have tried reinstalling IE before getting rid of the virus. I think that may have had something to do with this freaky problem
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Let's see.

Click Start > Run > copy&paste regedit /e c:\scripting.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Script Host" > OK

This will create the file c:\scripting.txt
Post the content of that file.

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Contents of scripting.txt:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Script Host]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings]
"DisplayLogo"="1"
"ActiveDebugging"="1"
"SilentTerminate"="0"
"TrustPolicy"=dword:00000000
"LogSecurityFailures"="1"
"LogSecuritySuccesses"="0"
"Remote"="0"
"Enabled"="1"
"IgnoreUserSettings"="0"
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Those are the default settings.

I thought up some experiments.

First copy some text into notepad and save the file as iexplore.txt

Doubleclick the file and let me know if it opens.

Second Run HijackThis and save the list of running processes.
Doubleclick iexplore.exe and run HijackThis again.
Compare the lists and let me know if a new process was started and if so, which one.

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I'm going out of town soon. But when I return, I'll do as you last suggested. It'll probably be Sunday night or Monday evening. :tazz:

But I ran the first test already. I created a new (blank) file and called it iexplore.txt. I double clicked it and it opened as a text file would normally open.

Again, I'll run the other test when I get back.

Jason...
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OK. Have a safe trip. :tazz:
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I'm back. ;)

Because I've already posted the results of the first test you wanted me to run, I'll describe the second test that I completed just now.

I rebooted my computer to make sure no residual processes were running that might interfere with this test. The first thing I did was start up HijackThis and scanned. I saved the log and kept it open. I tried to start up IE as I've been trying since this problem began. I gave it a little time before I ran HijackThis so that it had time to start whatever processes it needed to start (basically I waited for the cursor to stop being an hour glass). I compared the two logs and found that the only difference was an entry for Notepad, the program used to display the logfile.

This time I started a scan pretty quickly after trying to start up IE. I compared the before-log and the newly generated log and found the same situation as described, the only difference was an entry for Notepad.

*shrugs*

Where next, Boss? :tazz:
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Where next, Boss?  :tazz:

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LOL ;)

Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. Or, open the MMC containing the Event Viewer snap-in.
In the console tree, click Event Viewer.

Check the three logs for any events listed about the time when IE crashed.

Let me know if you find any and what they are.

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Check the three logs for any events listed about the time when IE crashed.


Are you talking about checking the events for recently when I try to open IE and it fails? Or are you more referring to checking events when I originally noticed the problem? If that's the case, geez...this could take a while.

Let me know.

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You can just cause one and let me know which entries come up.

No need to shuffle through the entire history. :tazz:

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Check the three logs for any events listed about the time when IE crashed.

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It took a while to get around to it, but I checked this out. I inspected all of the event logs today both before and after trying to start IE. Though there are a ton of errors in those logs, none of them were recorded today (after double checking the date and time of my computer, which is correct).
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I think we are going to need a more refined tool for this.

Please download InCtrl5 from: http://www.devhood.c...spx?tool_id=432

Start the program and click the Registry button.

If prompted reset to Default and click OK.
Then click GO!

The program will scan your registry and terminate after telling you what to do when you are done.

Start IE and wait till the activity is gone.

Restart InCtrl and click the Install Complete button.
The program will scan your registry again and open a log listing the changes.

Copy and paste the content of that log into your next post.
Maybe it will tell us what happens, we can do the same for files later.

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