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Problem with my Internet Explorer v5.5 on my ME

Posted on 2002-05-27
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I have IE5.5 with my ME version.  Just recently i have been unable to run IE from the icons that are by default , loaded on my desktop and taskbar. When I press exach one, nothign happens. The only way I can start my IE is bycreating a shortcut to the URL of my homepage..   I have also tried to copy the entire folder for internet explorer from another machine containing the same version of IE as i do. That doesnt appear to work either.


Any ideas as to how i can reload/rebuild or whatever is required, to get my IE workign the way it used to?


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by:LeeTutor
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You might try the "repair" option of IE.  Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.  Click on Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and Internet Tools, click on the Add/Remove button, you will be given an option to Repair the current installation instead of Remove.  Are there other icons on your Desktop that give no response also?
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i HAD FOUDN ONE OR TWO OTHER ICONS/SHORTCUTS THAT RAN THE SAME WAY. i CHECKED THE PROPERTIES ON THEM AND COMPARED IT TO THE ie shortcut properties and they were both the same..  

Even after i UNINSTALLED that other application and reinstaleld it, i continued having the same problem as before.
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Did you try the Repair of IE?  When did this happen, after a new program was installed?  If so, try uninstalling it and see if the problem goes away.  If it was fairly recent, then the next thing to try is restore a previous good registry (Windows ME keeps 5 previous backups of the registry, like Window 98): boot to DOS mode, type in the command scanreg /restore and choose a date prior to the problem happening.  The command scanreg /fix might also work in this case.  And if that doesn't work, then you can try the new feature of Win ME, System Restore, which will restore previous versions of important system files: go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. You will be given the option of create a new Restore point, or Restore my computer to an earlier time. Choose the second option, you will be presented with a calendar, from which you need to choose an earlier date.  Note that this System Restore will not uninstall programs; it will only restore earlier versions of system files.
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Joekeri, any feedback on what you've tried and how it worked?
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