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windows 7 ie > 8 will not run

I have a desktop with Windows 7 home and had ie 11 working for months and now it will not run at all.  I checked the event long and there are no errors.  I uninstall and reinstalled but that did not help.  I reinstalled back to ie 8 and it seems to be the only version that will run.

I ran Microsoft security scanner, ccleaner and malwarebytes and found nothing.  I even checked hijackthis....

Please advise
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HalCHub
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PerarduaadastraCommented:
When you checked the event log, did you look in just the internet explorer log, or the application log as well?

When you try to run any other version does Task Manager show whether the iexplore.exe process runs, even briefly?
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HalCHubAuthor Commented:
I look at all the logs and iexplore.exe never shows up even if I click iexplore.exe in program files-> internet explorer
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PerarduaadastraCommented:
Have any changes been made to the system? Any system restores or repairs? Is the volume you're trying to install it on the one containing the Windows folders (%windir%)?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
See if IE will run in a different Windows User Account (Profile). Make a new test profile to check. You could have profile corruption.

Run System File Checker. Run SFC /SCANNOW and allow to complete. Restart and test.

Please let us know after the above tests.

.... Thinkpads_User
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joinaunionCommented:
Is this the version you installed?
http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=40902

Give this a read for install issues.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2872074
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jcimarronCommented:
HalCHub--
Are you getting any error messages?
A Repair Install may be the quickest and most effective solution.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
It will not affect your personal data or installed programs, but it never hurts to back up first.
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nobusCommented:
it can still be malware -  you can run roguekiller : http://majorgeeks.com/RogueKiller_d6983.html
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HalCHubAuthor Commented:
I will be checking
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HalCHubAuthor Commented:
no malware found I even ran Microsoft scanner... Using an new profile did not help either.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The next step is a Windows 7 Repair Install as suggested above by jcimarron .

The step after that is to backup and do a clean install of Windows.

.... Thinkpads_User
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nobusCommented:
did you run Roguekiller?
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HalCHubAuthor Commented:
not yet
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nobusCommented:
if that does not help, you can run sfc, here's how  : http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/3047-sfc-scannow-command-run-windows-8-a.html
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HalCHubAuthor Commented:
Had to do a full os reinstall... nothing worked
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@HalCHub - Thank you for the update and I was happy to help.
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