IE6 broken after IE7 uninstall?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jeff Johnson, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Jeff Johnson

    Jeff Johnson Guest

    Previous to installing IE7 I had Firefox set as the default browser. I
    installed the preview release, checked it out and uninstalled it. Now when I
    open IE6 and type an address into the address bar or even load a URL through
    the Favorites menu it is launched in Firefox- IE6 has been totally cut off!
    This is a big problem; has anyone experienced this? Any ideas on how to fix

    Oh, and I hate the ClearType thing too... it gave me a headache.
    Jeff Johnson, Feb 1, 2006
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  2. Jeff Johnson

    PA Bear Guest

    A1. First check [Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs >] Set Program Access
    and Defaults > Browser.

    A2. ClearType (in the browser) can be disabled via Tools > Internet Options
    PA Bear, Feb 1, 2006
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  3. Jeff Johnson

    DWL Guest

    I've installed and uninstalled IE7 B2 3 times so far with no problems at all.
    After the uninstall IE6 worked just fine as before. I'm also running
    Firefox 1.5 and it has began to crash about 3 times a day for a reason
    unknown to me.
    DWL, Feb 1, 2006
  4. Jeff Johnson

    Jeff Johnson Guest

    Thanks, PA Bear... already tried that though. It's a very strange problem-
    even when I had IE7 installed it acted strangely. If I tried to access a
    local file, it would launch Firefox instead of opening it itself.

    Jeff Johnson, Feb 1, 2006
  5. Jeff Johnson

    PA Bear Guest

    1. Try the fix here (disregard references to OE):

    2. Try re-registering all of the DLLs listed in this KB article...

    You Cannot Open New Internet Explorer Window or Nothing Happens After You
    Click on a Link
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE, Shell/User, Security), VSOP,

    PA Bear, Feb 2, 2006
  6. Jeff Johnson

    Jeff Johnson Guest

    Still no go. Thanks for the suggestions though. The current association set
    under 'Open With' for the URL file type is 'Shell Doc Object and Control
    Library'. If I set that to point to IE, it breaks IE completely- if I set it
    Firefox, it works as before (that is, IE opens links in Firefox). Registering
    that DLL also didn't seem to work. I'm going to try reinstalling IE7, then
    uninstalling it again and see if that does anything. It's been a looooong
    time since I've done a clean install of Windows on this machine and I'm sure
    it's not firing on all cylinders anymore.

    Jeff Johnson, Feb 2, 2006
  7. Jeff Johnson

    Jeff Johnson Guest

    Okay, I reinstalled IE7, let it become the default browser, then uninstalled
    it and now IE6 is functioning as it should. Thanks for all the good
    Jeff Johnson, Feb 2, 2006
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