Reinstall Internet Explorer 6 With No Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by WAMozart, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. WAMozart

    WAMozart Guest

    I have a laptop on which a user installed IE7 and had problems using IE7, so
    they went to Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs, and removed IE7. This is
    what they told me, but people sometimes do not tell part or the whole truth.

    Now they have no working version of Internet Explorer at all. The icon for
    IE7 is still in the Start list at the top of the left column, and is also
    appears in the Start - All Programs menu list. When the icon is clicked, the
    laptop either freezes and must be restarted or they get the Error Report
    message asking if you want to send the error report to Microsoft or not. Any
    program that tries to open an Internet Explorer session does this, which
    makes the laptop almost unusable except for local programs.

    I tried loading IE6 with the February 2004 Windows Security Update CD but
    most of the menus are in HTML format and try opening Internet Explorer. which
    causes the error. When I open a Command Prompt and try to PING a WWW address,
    the laptop freezes in the Command Prompt window, although I can ping other
    machines on the network and the default gateway.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to reload IE6 or IE7 on this laptop
    without reinstalling Windows?
    WAMozart, Feb 3, 2007
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  2. WAMozart

    Don Varnau Guest

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    Try disabling add-ons. Also try re-registering ieproxy.dll (lower on that

    Have you tried another uninstall of IE7? It's listed in add/remove as
    Windows Internet Explorer 7. Uninstalling IE7 almost always restores IE6- no
    additional steps required.

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Feb 3, 2007
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