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Browsers do not work

by rdatrader / February 25, 2005 4:36 AM PST

I installed the Longhorn software to test it (ugh!), and decided to remove it. When I uninstalled it I had to use the XPcd to restore my sysyem.Ufortunately I had SP2 on the machine and an XPpro cd.I had to uninstall SP2 to run SFC but when the system re-estarted after the SP2 uninstall, something happened and neither of my browsers (IE and Firefox) will connect to the internet. All the programs that need internet connections and ask for them through ZL work as does my e-mail(Outlook). Nothing I do seems to help. Firefox comes up with a blank screen when opened and IE shows the DNS message most of the time.

I have reinstalled a repair version of XP Pro but have not reinstalled SP2.

I am at a losshere,and am really trying to avoid a clean re-install of XP and then reinstalling all my programs.

Any help is appreciated.

I am Running an Intel 865 board with a 2.4G P4, Windows and program files on the C Partition, am connecting through a cable connection and a router and have all the AV and spyware protection we know and love.


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Re: Browsers do not work
by Cetin Denislam / February 26, 2005 3:57 AM PST
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Browsers do not work
by Themisive / February 26, 2005 4:14 AM PST
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If you can, back up all your irreplaceable data onto either CD-R or DVD-R disks - also try to backup your e-mail files as well, try to make a snapshot of what programmes you have on the machine, then, I'm afraid the only remedy is to reformat the disk, and re-load Windows, get your main programmes in place first, then you can replace all the data you have on those backup disks.

Your browsers should now work, and you can go ahead and set up your e-mail addresses. Dont worry about not having registration numbers for some of the programmes, if you ask the companies concerned, they'll be able to sort you out there (all you'll need to do is to tell them your name and address - and if you can remember it - what e-mail address you used to log in).


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