I am havein XP pro sp2 on my PIV 1.7GHz system. yesterday my ie was not able to open internet.All attempts were futile. I have a internet cable connection. other browsers are able to access net but not ie. So i thought some files might be corrupted. So i tried to reinstall ie6sp1. But it did not allow. So I searched net and found out that if you put a /Q key after ie6setup exe (ie6setup.exe /Q) it will bypass the version check and install. After doing this it did install without version verification but reboot failed. I got error "the procedure entry point AssocGet PerceivedType could not be located in the dynamic link library shlwapi.dll" and boot failed. So i again got a solution from net and copied winlogon.exe, msgina.dll, shlwapi.dll shell32.dll back to system32 folder through recovery console and then my system rebooted normally. But when userlogon screen appeared i got another error message " svchost.exe: application error & if you cancel it one more error window popped up saying explorer.exe error : application error - the instruction at "0x 7c80ac9b" referenced memory at " 0x80040119" the momory could not be read" Check OK to terminate the program or click cancel to debug. But what ever you do, all the desktop icons vanish and reappear in a minute back and the explorer.exe error window is back.
I dont know now how to fix this....Please help. MY ISP's server logon software also fails to logon . I have found out that many programs which are dependant on explorer.exe are not working. I have norton antivirus 2005 installed. spysweeper is also there. all my definitions are uptodate.
I feel some error happened during the ie6 update process. please help... i messed up my system. ....................my last choice is to reformat c drive.
Thanks.....for reading my request with patience.