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internet explorer browser unable to open


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Internet explorer doesnt open at alll anymore. Dont know what happened but Ive tried several things and it no longer opens. I started using Mozilla as my browser. But I still would like to have IE browser available to me and working especially when trying to download things that Mozilla doesnt support like Trendmicro online scan.
I called my local computer radio show and the only thing he recommended was to reinstall windows XP all over again.
CAN ANYONE HELP? I HAVE WINDOWS XP SERVICE PAK 1 (NOT SERVICE PAK 2).
SO I click on icon and nothing happens. Ive run several spyware scans and mcafee virus scan and still nothing.
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Uninstall and reinstall IE...see if that works...
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How to reinstall IE 6:

I'm not exactly sure if it's this way in english versions of XP because I am translating it from Dutch.


Start > control panel > software > add/remove Windows components > uncheck IE 6 and click next. Follow the instructions on your screen and insert the XP disc when asked to do so. Reboot and see see if your problem is fixed.

Emery.

Edited by S A A B, 11 July 2005 - 01:20 PM.

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But what if I dont have windows xp cd? any ideas? Please help

Edited by ihatespyware93, 16 July 2005 - 02:31 AM.

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Deleting IE6 goes in the same order as reinstalling it. Do that and after doing so, download IE6 HERE.

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But after I remove IE 6, willit create problems wiith my computer? Should I save by going to system restore first?
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If you manually update your version of XP using IE, you will not be able to do that anymore. You can download it from HERE.

It would be a good idea making a system restore point, yes.
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Went toadd/remove programs, removed internet explorer,rebooted computer, went to link to download IE6, but message came up that a newer version of IE6 is installed and that setup cannot continue. Now im really confused. cuz I dont have a newer version since IE6 is the latestversion so I dont understand why message says I have a "newer" version installed. Anyways my computer remains the same without being abletoopen internet explorer browser. Any other ideas out there
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It says you have a newer version of IE6 because of service pack 2. Uninstall sp2 and then try reinstalling IE6. Once you've done that, you can install sp2 again.
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Thing is I have never installed service pak 2. Ive heard it still has bugs in it and causing problems for some computers.
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Try installing and removing sp2.
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I downloaded service pak 2 and NOW I was able to open Internet explorer with noproblem. then I uninstalled it and went back to service pak 1 and I cant open IE again so perhaps service pak 2 is only solution to download it again so that IE can work? Do you have service pak 2 installed?
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