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IE will not start


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#1 cmachlin

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 12:26 PM

After running Malware everything on my PC is fine except I can not get IE to start. I get Windows "file not found" message. This happens regardless of trying to start it by using a desktop shortcut or trying to open the .exe directly from the Program Files\Internet Explorer folder, nor selecting the file and right-click to Open.

I tried downloading IE7 from the MS site and reinstalling. that went fine but with the same result. I also tried IE8 but had the same result.

Firefox and Safari work fine.

So now I think I'd like to try uninstalling IE completely then reinstalling a fresh copy.

Is there any danger in that and does someone know how to safely do it (I could not find an Uninstall program).

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 12:36 PM

A bit more info...

It appears that for whatever reason the OS can not "see" the Internet Explorer folder nor does it think IE is installed. I say this because every help site I go to that has me run exe's from that folder come back with the not found error. And IE is not listed in the Add/Remove software from Control Panel

Yet it is there and exists "enough" for the download and install to not have errors.




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