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Whenever I type in a link, I get a box indicating the application is not found. I cannot perform the sfx/scannow to rebuild it as I do not have the original CD. (was purchased second hand, has a valid XP license but nothing to "rebuild") Is there a solution, or should I download IE7 on a different P.C. and try to install that.

Funny thing is that the homepage comes up and I can click on items within it. I also cannot get to the "tools" manage add-ons menu, nothing happens. I have, of course, trie dto reset web settings and gone into internet settings and done a reset.

Any suggestions?
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Hello swaff,

1. An addon may be interfering. Disable Addons.  If you have Windows XP SP2, go to Tools > Add-on Manager, and uncheck the addons.

If you cannot get into Addon Manager, go to Start > Run and type iexplore -extoff

If no joy, disable third party extensions. With IE open, go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced. Uncheck "Third party extensions". Click Ok. Reboot computer.

2. If no joy, check if a program running in the background is interfering with Internet Explorer. Temporarily disable antivirus and other security programs, firewall, toolbars like Google and Yahoo, and desktop programs like MSN and Google.

3. Clear your cache.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > General tab.  Under Temporary Internet Files, click "Delete Files" button. Click OK.

4. Reset IE settings.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > Programs.  Click on "Reset Web Settings" button. Go to Advanced tab and click "Restore Defaults" button. Go to Security tab and move the bar to Medium or Default. Click OK. Close all browsers. Reboot the computer.

5. If no joy, run the System File Checker to repair any broken system files.  Go to Start > Run and type sfc /scannow
and hit OK.  You will need your Windows XP CD when asked.

6. Create a new user account in Windows.

7. If no joy, repair or reinstall Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm
OR
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_reinstall_ie_and_oe_6.htm
OR
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378

Hope this helps!
war1
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by:swaff
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War,
Thanks for the suggestions. I had tried a few of them before posting, but did retry them as it had been awhile and I had done other things.. So Far I have done
1) No luck,
2) No luck,
3) No luck,
4) No luck,
5) don't have the disks for the system.
6) Created a new account, does the same thing.
I am now going to try number 7... Cross your fingers. I will post my results once I hve done this step and let you know how I "fair" out.

Swaff- )
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by:swaff
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I was able to download IE7 from the following web site. I right clicked on the link www.google.com/toolbar/ie7/ (yes, it says toolbar, but it says on the page, download IE7 here and all it says is optimized for google)
BTW - links work but for download only. anyway, i saved it. I watched it install, and then rebooted. When the system came back, I was surprised to note that the flying e did not have a gold rung around it. When I started it, IE6 came up. and the problem still exists...

I am now baffled as to how get this working now.

Swaff -)
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Fixed issud by installation of IE7.

thanks,

Swaff -)
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