Vista SP2 - Internet Explorer not working

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by David, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. David

    David Guest

    I've upgraded my Windows Vista system to SP2. And now I find that Interent
    Explorer won't work. In fact anything I run that has a link to the interent
    isn't working. My network connection is fine. Any ideas on how to fix this?
    David, Jun 5, 2009
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  2. David

    botox Guest

    Presumably you mean you fire up a web browser and cannot connect to the
    internet but can connect to other computers on your network?
    I suppose that is not impossible but seems unlikely.
    If that is the case then under tools/internet options/connections click the
    setup button on the top left.
    If you still cannot connect to the internet try resetting your router
    (unplug, count to 5, replug). Vista wireless connections to routers are
    stable on some machines but very tenuous on others running similar hardware.
    At my house two wireless Vista units never drop their connection to the
    router but a third periodically requires the router be reset although the
    other two units have stable wireless connections.
    botox, Jun 5, 2009
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  3. David

    David Guest

    I've worked out that the Vista SP2 upgrade has corrupted my Interent Explorer
    (I'm running IE8). I've tried reinstalling IE8, but it fails. I cannot
    uninstall IE8 either, it does not appear in the list of programs for
    uninstalling. Neither do the IE options appear in control panel. I've tried
    unistalling Vista SP2, but that fails too.
    David, Jun 6, 2009
  4. David

    Kotti Guest

    Actually, I tried to launch IE8 several times and gave up. Later I tried this:
    Right click on the IE icon and "Run as Administrator" launches IE.
    Kotti, Jun 18, 2009
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    ryansimp01 Guest

    Ok guys I had the same problem but I fixed it. The Service pack upgrade
    disabled my Norton Internet service from running this in effect block me
    from surfing the internet. Once the service was restarted then the
    problem went away.
    ryansimp01, Jun 27, 2009
  6. David


    Sep 19, 2011
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    SP2 causing havoc with me too


    The same thing seems to be happening to me. Downloaded SP2 along with a bunch of other updates over the weekend. Since then, can't see any dynamic content in IE (Facebook updates, sports websites, etc.) and can't access my McAfee - just shows a blank screen. Tried rolling back updates, rolling back to IE8, uninstalling and re-installing...nothing seems to work.

    Any ideas?!?

    I saw the person with Norton just restarted, but I can't even access to do that.

    Please help!

    giblik1, Sep 19, 2011
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