What you mean by "doesnt' work." The description may hold the clue.
But let me share a new pest had me use Hijackthis to find it and I didn't find a name for it. Hijackthis logs are interesting, but if you post one here then you didn't read the instructions.
Also, you should try IEFIX as well.
I have a really strange problem, I.E. will only function in safe mode. This started last week, it was fine for the last two years. On a regular boot it'll only give me the "could not open/test network error page". Nothing else seems wrong but I can't access the network through games or Kazaa in normal mode either.
I looked around in the forums and didn't see anyone complaining about a similar error. I'm running XP on a 2.4 P4 with 1024mb. The problem occured when I downloaded DirectX 9c of all things. I've deleted and re-installed XP three times, installed service pack 2, had more problems and have gone back to just the critical updates. I've re-installed and repaired I.E. 6 several times, Turned off system restore, I've run 10 different anti-virus/spy removal programs (Avast, spysweeper, Panda online, microtrend, spybot, ad-aware, cws-sredder, spy-doctor, sygate firewall, A2, ect...) I've repaired my registry sfc/ scannow, I've powered off my modem, checked my nic card, released/renewed my I.P.,I used the winsock and winsock2 fixes. Man I'm at my the end of my rope here...
I hate asking for help but I want to get to the bottom of this. My only thought was that some how critical files to load I.E are being blocked by one of my anti-virus/spy-removal apps or there's a nasty virus that is going un-detected that can't function within Safe mode. What exe's are required by XP to run I.E. ? Any help would be awesome.