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xp intternet explorer add-ons dont work

by billbod50 / December 20, 2008 11:21 PM PST

hi every time put uo internet explorer i get this up
internet explorer is currently running with add-ons disabled
but when i check in manager add-ons thay are all enabled can any one help please thanks william

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Re: Internet Explorer
by Kees Bakker / December 20, 2008 11:23 PM PST

- Does that message come also if you type iexplore in the start>run box (+ OK)?
- What's the content of the shortcut you use to run it?


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internet explorer add-ons not working
by billbod50 / December 21, 2008 5:49 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Internet Explorer

when i type the same into run it cant find internet if i right click the icon all i get is open run and the rest of the bits with it like scan with copy sendto rename thanks william

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Re: addons not working
by Kees Bakker / December 21, 2008 6:09 AM PST

If I type IEXPLORE in the start>run box, Internet Explorer starts. If it doesn't with you, something is wrong. But unless you give the full details of the error message, we can't tell what.
But there is an alternative. In Windows Explorer browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and doubleclick iexplore.exe (that's in the right pane).

And if I right click the IE icon in my quick launch area I can choose for properties, and in those properties the target is defined as "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" and that's all and it doesn't run with add-ons disabled. What is it with you.
Again, if you don't have properties in the list, something is very wrong with you.


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Where are you opening this IE from?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 21, 2008 6:13 AM PST

I assume you are using IE7, (Internet Explorer V7), to check, open IE and goto Help > About Internet Explorer. As far as I know, only IE7 has the option to run without add-ons.

Which shortcut are you using to open this Internet Explorer? Is it the one in Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer, (No Add-ons)?

If so, that is what you get, IE without any add-ons. It is a diagnostic IE7 to allow you to see if any add-ons are causing IE any problems.

If you opened IE7 from a Desktop shortcut, then it should open normally, unless someone has switched shortcut icons, and placed an icon from the Start menu I said above onto your Desktop.

You can easily check that. The normal IE shortcut will have different Properties to the shortcut in the System Tools area of the Start menu. Right click the shortcut on the Desktop, and select Properties. If you just have 4 tabs, eg General, Shortcut, Compatibility, Security, then the shortcut has been switched. If it has the following tabs, it is the genuine one;
Tabs: General, Security, Privacy, Content, Connections, Programs, Advanced.

Tell us more.


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by brlarson / December 21, 2008 6:33 AM PST

Mine was doing the same thing and I had to uninstall IE and re install it.

Why use IE at all? I have found that Firefox is much faster and add ons work a LOT smoother. IE is also much less user configurable and has more security issues.

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thanks every bod
by billbod50 / December 21, 2008 5:43 PM PST

hi all it seems it is the antivirus software that has done this norton i will use firefox but ie is working now thanks again william merry xmas to all*******

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