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Internet Explorer 8.0 Website Restore Error:

by William_Hettenhausen / December 6, 2010 12:33 AM PST

I deleted my browsing history while Internet Explorer 8.0 was not completely finished loading and generated the following website restore error:


I would much appreciate some assistance in correcting this error as I am now unable to load Internet Explorer without going into a continuing Website Restore Error loop.

Windows Info: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Ver.5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz - Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz

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by PKsteven / December 6, 2010 6:30 AM PST
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by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 6, 2010 6:35 AM PST

If so, try temporarily changing it in the Control Panel-Internet Options-General tab. Close Internet Explorer first.(When you first arrive to the "General" tab, click on the "Delete" button in the Browsing History section, then delete all Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, History, etc.) Next, in the "Homepage" section, try typing "", then click on Apply.. Open Internet Explorer. If that doesn't get it done, then try typing "", then click on Apply. Then open Internet Explorer.

There are lots of possibilities why the problem was caused.. Maybe the weblink was corrupted, maybe the browser as a whole was corrupted, or maybe you have malware..

If the above steps didn't cure it, then download, install, update, then run a full system scan with the free malware removal tool below. Delete anything it finds.:

Malwarebytes Antimalware

And if that doesn't fix it, think about "repairing" IE8 by downloading and re-running the Internet Explorer 8 full installer from the link below:

Hope this helps.


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