IE 6 reinstall issue

I installed Beta 2 IE and uninstalled it, now IE 6 won't work. I removed it from Windows Components and when I try to download IE6 pack 1 setup, it says I have a newer version already installed and cannot continue setup. How do I get IE 6 back and NOT have any remains of beta 2.
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Alex JuchniewiczAsked:
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war1Commented:
Backup your data.  Uninstall SP2.  Reinstall SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378/#
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war1Commented:
Greetings, ajwicz !

Make sure you have uninstalled IE7 Beta 2 in the following manner.

   1. Click “Start,” and then click “Control Panel.”
   2. Click “Add or Remove Programs.”
   3. Check “Show Updates” at the top of the dialog box.
   4. Scroll down the list to “Windows XP – Software Updates,” select “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2Preview,” and then click "Change/Remove."

If "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview" does not exist, run %windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2p$\spuninst\spuninst.exe. You need to have "view hidden folders" enabled. %windir% is your Windows installation directory, which is normally 'C:\Windows' on most systems.

If you still cannot get IE6 back, you may need to uninstall and reinstall Windows XP SP2.

Best wishes!
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Alex JuchniewiczAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply!

The add/remove programs area does not have "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2Preview" under the updates at all. I tried to run that command but that did not work either. It's strange, IE will open, but anytime I try to go to a page and press enter it open Firefox and goes to that page in there.
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war1Commented:
Thanks for the further clarification.  This registry fix will make IE6 work for you.

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/12/16/504864.aspx
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Alex JuchniewiczAuthor Commented:
Well,

Now I am running into this. I do not have the location of

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{c90250f3-4d7d-4991-9b69-a5c5bc1c2ae6}

LOL, now what?
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war1Commented:
Looks like you need to repair IE6.

1.  Go to Start > Run and type sfc /scannow
and hit OK.

2. If no joy, reinstall Windows XP Service Pack 2.
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Alex JuchniewiczAuthor Commented:
OK trying that now...
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Alex JuchniewiczAuthor Commented:
Did not work..arg
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David-HowardCommented:
If the Beta utilizes the same registry entries as prior versions of IE this method may work for you.
Please see method II from this link:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_reinstall_ie_and_oe_6.htm
Remember to back up all data prior to making any registry changes.
Your system will roll back to SP1, so either have the latest Service Pack on hand or be prepared to download it using your FireFox browser.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en
You may also want to make a system restore point prior to making any system changes.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/systemrestore.mspx
I have successfully removed IE 6 using the method listed. I would assume that IE 7 would place its
values in the same registry area.
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ShaneJonesCommented:
I had this problem, when you uninstall IE7, The previous version will be there already in its place.

I had the same issue.

Just reinstall the program and then go to "Start" > "Run" and type IEXPLORE

ShaneJones
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Alex JuchniewiczAuthor Commented:
Nothing is working so far,

When I try and run IE6 install it says "Setup has detected a newer version of Internet Explorer already installed on this system. Setup Cannot Continue"

I have uninstalled every version and I cannot find any trace of it. What do I do?
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ShaneJonesCommented:
You do net need to re install it though, when you un-install IE7, IE6 will already be there...

go to "Start" > "Run" and type IEXPLORE
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Alex JuchniewiczAuthor Commented:
I am having browser issues, when I type in a website in IE it opens FireFox and goes to google.com in a new tab. That should not happen lol!
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ShaneJonesCommented:
Uninstall all of your browsers and remove the remnants manually from Program Files and registry then Fresh install them all..

ShaneJones
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Alex JuchniewiczAuthor Commented:
When I try to remove the IE folders it says it's in use, I think because it's so integrated in Windows I cannot delete the folders. I am sort of stumped on really how to fix this lol!
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ShaneJonesCommented:
Delete it from command prompt in safe mode

Have you consutlted M$ tech support site?

ShaneJones
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Alex JuchniewiczAuthor Commented:
I have not contacted M$, that's what EE is for! :)

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ShaneJonesCommented:
good point, I am all out of ideas though.

ShaneJones
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Alex JuchniewiczAuthor Commented:
So am I, I don't know what else to do...hmm
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war1Commented:
ajwicz, you wrote

>> Did not work..arg

In respond to my suggestion to run System File Checker.  And if no joy, reinstall SP2.  Did you reinstall SP2?
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Alex JuchniewiczAuthor Commented:
System File Checker...I have not reinstalled SP2..how would I do that?
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