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unable to open internet explorer

by olly1980 / October 7, 2009 7:45 PM PDT

my operating system is windows vista everytime i click to open internet explorer a message pops up saying internet explorer\msimg32.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your software vendor for support. i cant find the original installation media i really need help with this problem.

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internet explorer wont launch
by olly1980 / October 8, 2009 6:18 PM PDT

my computer is running on windows vista i am having trouble launching internet explorer i have uninstalled it and reinstalled but it still wont launch

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Re: IE
by Kees Bakker / October 9, 2009 12:14 AM PDT

You can't uninstall IE, so it's not clear what you did.

Let's start the diagnostics. Go into a command window and type
"\program files\internet explorer\iexplore" + enter
(including the quotes, just copy/paste). What happens?

Now tyoe
"\program files\internet explorer\iexplore -extoff" +enter. What happens now?


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Sorry, second command to type is in error.
by Kees Bakker / October 9, 2009 1:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: IE

It should be:
"\program files\internet explorer\iexplore" -extoff


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internet explorer wont launch
by olly1980 / October 17, 2009 10:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: IE

i typed in what u said in the command window which was "\program files\internet explorer\iexplore" + enter internet explorer launched but then said not responding then closed

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Data execution prevention (DEP)
by Doh_1 / October 9, 2009 9:15 AM PDT

Look up DEP under "Help and Support", and try following instruction for turning it off specifically for IE.


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