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Win xp Pro and I E

by Gerry Screven / February 16, 2004 12:30 AM PST

I have been forced to use Mozilla as my browser instead of IE, which is no big deal, except for the fact I can't seem to get IE to work any more and there are some web sites that don't recognize Mozilla/Netscape (Shock to me). Anyway, opend some stupid email from someone 6 or 7 times removed from one of my regualar email pals and all of a sudden I got a "spy ware" popup saying all kinds of stuff. Ever since then, my default start up page for IE has been the spyware website. I removed the IE software per Win xp, and uninstalled all related programs. Then I downloaded IE but it won't allow me to install it because it says my computer already has IE on it, yet I can't find it anywhere.

Microsoft is no help...they won't even return an email on this matter. Because of my work, I need IE to download stuff from certain sites that won't recognize Mozilla....can anyone help?

Thanks Gerry

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Re:Win xp Pro and I E
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 12:50 AM PST
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"Because of my work, I need IE to download stuff from certain sites that won't recognize Mozilla....can anyone help?"

You should let your IT staff deal with this. It's work. If work hands you a Philips head for the Flat head screws, then work and production stops until its sorted out.

Bob

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Re:Re:Win xp Pro and I E
by Gerry Screven / February 16, 2004 2:32 AM PST
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Bob,

I have read a number of your creative and helpful solutions. However, in this case....there is no IT guy. We are a small 3 person production staff that supports a publishing company.

I understand your screw drive point, unfortunately, we have no tools here to fix anything or know how. Just thought maybe someone had a suggestion on how a tooless person could fix it.

G

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Re:Re:Re:Win xp Pro and I E
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 2:42 AM PST

Just reinstall the OS proper. It's YOUR machine to fix since there is no IT staff or other to answer to.

In fact, short of the OS reinstall, since IE is so entrenched in the OS, just log on as Administrator and run SFC (have the XP OS handy) to fix some items up.

Best of luck,

Bob

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Re:Win xp Pro and I E
by henrync / February 16, 2004 2:58 AM PST
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I Had trouble with IE and I copy advanced Browser down and it correced the problem with IE so I use both browser now.
Henry

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Since IE is all over this OS, try these simple end-runs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 3:10 AM PST
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1. Press start, run. Enter...

iexplore.exe

Or repleat with the following quotes

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

2. Double click on My Computer. Tap F6 then enter your URL. Like www.cnet.com What happens?

Bob

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