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Ok well, awhile back i disabled my IE, by doing it with Disable-ie.bat.

Well i went to install Internet Explorer 7, and it said "Internet explorer could not be installed. Please take a look at the logs in your system directory."

Alright well i went and did the Enable process and nothing happend..so i investigated more and its like my IE got deleted.

C:\Program files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE is Empty.

I tried to download and install IE 6 SP1..it said i already have a newer one installed.

Any help with fixing this?
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why in the world did you disable i.e. to begin with? and where did you get disable ie.bat?
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I disabled I.E. because i didnt need it. Plus to prevent popups.

You can make a .Bat file to disable and enable I.e.
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@echo off 
C: 
cd "\Program Files\Internet Explorer" 
if not exist IEXPLORE.EXE goto End 
if exist IEXPLORE.EX_ del IEXPLORE.EX_ 
if not exist IEXPLORE.DIR md IEXPLORE.DIR 
if not exist IEXPLORE.DIR goto End 
attrib -r -h -s IEXPLORE.EXE 
ren IEXPLORE.EXE IEXPLORE.EX_ 
if exist IEXPLORE.EXE goto End 
ren IEXPLORE.DIR IEXPLORE.EXE 
echo IE disabled. 
echo If prompted, click "Cancel" then "Yes" on File Protection restore. 
echo Run enable-ie.bat to allow IE to run again. 
:End 

does it look like that?

and did you run this
@echo off 
C: 
cd "\Program Files\Internet Explorer" 
if not exist IEXPLORE.EX_ goto End 
if not exist IEXPLORE.EXE goto Activate 
attrib -r -h -s IEXPLORE.EXE 
rd IEXPLORE.EXE 
if exist IEXPLORE.EXE del IEXPLORE.EXE 
:Activate 
ren IEXPLORE.EX_ IEXPLORE.EXE 
echo IE enabled. 
:End
before trying to reinstall?
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Yeah ive tried both of those, im sure its enabled, but when i go into all programs and click internet explorer

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

Brings me there, which is an empty folder.

i put in my windows cd to try and see if i could reinstall IE from that..and i told it to install IE..restarted my PC and it still wasnt there so hmm..

ive checked my registry and basically everything in there is the same as my friends and his works..just the fact that i dont have IExplorer.exe
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have you tried doing a file search for IExplorer.exe?
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yes sir. i dont have any virus's ive scanned but there is somthing else funny.

My dad comes on my pc early when im sleeping to play spider solitare, and i just got on today and its deleted somehow.

and i tried to system restore and it wouldnt let me..i did 3 all of them were incomplete.
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do you have an xp cd? or a recovery cd? could you search that cd and see if you can get the ie.exe back?
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Yeah i put in my XP CD, i went to try and reinstall IE from it..and i guess it let me, then it said restart the computer so i did..it loaded up and nothing happend still the same way.
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do a file search on your xp cd for IEXPLORE.* you should find a file called IEXPLORE.EX_...copy that over and change it to IEXPLORE.EXE
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ok i see the file i beleive, do i put it into my IE Folder?
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I searched for IEXPLORE in my windows CD, and it came up with 3 files,

IEXPLORE.CH_
IEXPLORE
IEXPLORE.HL_

The middle one says its an EX_ file. I dont know how to change it over to a .EXE though.
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I've got it working now, well i should say YOU have got it working..hey man thank you very much its MUCH appreciated, i cant even explain how much help you have given me but..ide just like to say im sure everyone you help are much satisfied and you do a very good job.

Thanks again.
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sorry that i left ya there...only post from work...glad you worked it out to the end though...good job!
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