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Internet Explorer will not open.

I just ran a repair on Windows Media Center with the CD.   the computer was having issues, one being that Internet Explorer would not open.   After the repair, Internet ZExplorer will still not open.  The error message basically says that IE could not open at this time.   Any ideas?   Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox work fine.
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KPAYNE123Commented:
I am guessing that it is a 64bit system and you are trying to use the 32 bit IE. I had this problem and used the IE 64bit from the programs list (instead of the desktop icon) and IE worked fine. If that is the case I just deleted the desltop icon and used the programs 64bit icon to create a shortcut on the desktop.
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hank2011Commented:
what you need to do is go into your control panel delete the internet explorer install the windows explorer 9 also check to see if you have the web browser set to default as well I have had this issue before on a 64bit 32 bit will work on a 64bit it seems to help me when I update the version of the browser.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/home if you can get me the error code i can tell you the problem
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optomaCommented:
Download IE8 and install and post back any errors, if any
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx



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optomaCommented:
My bad, didnt refresh :(
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upalakshithaCommented:
run this command in start >Run.insert XP ce when asks
rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\inf\ie.inf
then install latest version of IE
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
I downloaded IE8 and the error still comes up that it encountered a problem and had to close.

I am running 32 bit.

I tried running  run.insert XP ce but it says windows cannot find run.insert
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hank2011Commented:
try downloading  the latest java update plus you might need to download the new internet explorer 9 update help in error issues
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marsiliesCommented:
To clarify what upalakshitha wrote:

Go to Start > Run
Type in this command in the Run box:
rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\inf\ie.inf
Insert the XP install CD when prompted.
Then install latest version of IE
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
I am getting the following error when I run the script "Error in setupapi Missing entry InstallHinfSection"
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marsiliesCommented:
Try running the command again. If you copy-and-pasted it last time, try typing it in instead. There may be some formatting issue with the copy-and-pasted command.

Also, you can run system file checker by typing in the command:
sfc /scannow

You may be prompted for the Windows install CD.
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upalakshithaCommented:
I suggest to do a repair install with a xp cd.
 
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marsiliesCommented:
upalakshitha:

The author already tried that, as from the first post:
I just ran a repair on Windows Media Center with the CD.
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upalakshithaCommented:
oh sorry . pls try to find some thing different for him.again sorry.....
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
Thanks for suggestions.  I also tried to run sfc /scannow with win xp pro cd but then it was asking for a second disk...   So I just formatted and did full install.
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