Upgrade to IE 5 from Windows update

Ater downloading IE5 from the Windows update site I am no longer able to reach the product updates on this site. The answer is "Can not open" and when I take the mousepointer to the menu on the left ex News for the month in the left downcorner I get text like this: javascript.location.replace(#a001001") and nothing happens.Can someone please help me with this problem?
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dew_associatesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Thanks Starlet, I'll refer to the above as the answer!
Maybe you need to get the most current Java fix?

Updated versions of the Microsoft Virtual Machine (VM) are available for download from Microsoft.

Updated VM versions 2436, 3167, and 3177 are available for download for Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 from the following Microsoft Web site:


Let us know if that does it.

Greg GrothComputer Network SpecialistCommented:
i think auto update site was down or something cause i have been dealing with that same problem....
ok i just thought about what i typed "microsoft down" yeah right.!.!.!
anyway tell me what works cause you are not alone.....
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Starlet, the next time you start your computer, click Start, Settings, Control Panel. Now click on the Add/Remove Programs icon. Now scroll down to MS Internet Explorer 5 and tools and click on it to highlight and then click the remove button. The repair IE 5 dialogue will come up. Now repair IE 5 from there (presuming that you haven't deleted the cab files for IE 5)
The most likely cause of your problem is JAVA. This can happen if your installatioin of IE5 didn't go correctly, as in it didn't complete itself before the PC was reset, or a .cab file was corrupted.

The other way you could have JAVA problem is if you have Win95C. Win95C had noncompliant JAVA, that is why it was removed from circulaion.  

In any case, the repair tool that Dennis suggests could fix it, if it doesn't you would be better off with a fresh install, in other words, start over by removing IE5 and going back to IE4 using the same menu that Dennis pointed you to.
StarletAuthor Commented:
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StarletAuthor Commented:
I followed Dennis tip and now everything works fine.

Thanks to You all!

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