Just installed IE8 and it won't even start

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Accomac, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Accomac

    Accomac Guest

    After a trouble free install of IE8 I reboot and I get nothing!
    Another reboot and the same result NOTHING
    The browser doesn't even try to open,
    Nothing of value in the Event Viewer.

    If all else fails I will return to my Acronis backup I made prior to
    the install of the "better" IE8.


    Accomac, Jan 24, 2012
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  2. Accomac

    Don Varnau Guest


    1. See if a browser add-on is causing the problem.
    Start Internet Explorer without add-ons by right-clicking the IE icon on the
    desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
    from Start> Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no
    If the problem goes away, an add-on is causing it.

    To determine which add-on is causing the problem see:
    IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:

    Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:

    2. With the warning that a reset will delete AutoComplete data, such as
    passwords and you will have to reinstall or re-enable browser add-ons, use
    the Reset IE Settings button in Internet Options> Advanced.

    Useful for recovering stored passwords before you clear all stored login
    IE PassView- NirSoft:

    What a reset of IE settings will do:
    Windows Vista Help- Reset Internet Explorer settings:

    3. Try a winsock reset

    Start> All programs> Accessories> (find Command prompt) right-click Command
    prompt> Run as administrator. At the flashing cursor, type in "netsh winsock
    reset" (without the ") hit Enter. Restart.

    After resetting winsock, you may have to reinstall other programs which
    access the internet.

    4. Go to http://iefaq.info/index.php?action=artikel&cat=35&id=133&artlang=en
    Read the information on that page- especially the "Usage" paragraph (Usage:
    unzip the download and run the cmd...)
    Download (near the bottom of the page) and run the appropriate script for
    your browser and OS.

    Don Varnau, Jan 26, 2012
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