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IE 7 isn't working after System Recovery


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#1 Sinnimon

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:22 PM

I'm running Windows Vista Premium 32-bit. I had to do a System Recovery about 2 weeks ago. (that was the only way I could get back on Windows) Since then, my internet explorer 7 hasn't been working right. It won't show images, it won't show some web pages, and suffice to say, I'm getting errors when I try to update my computer.

I've searched high and low and nobody - especially Microsoft - can't help me because I'm using Vista. They have all kinds of help for XP users.

Please help me, I'm going crazy here :flowers: :thumbsup:

Thank you so much in advance

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:19 AM

Download the latest Internet Explorer and re-install it again.

The download link for Internet Explorer :
Internet Explorer 8 Homepage

Or else, If you can't fix your problem, try using FireFox instead of Internet Explorer.

FireFox is better, simpler and easier than IE

Here's the link to download FireFox, always if you want to.

FireFox HomePage

Edited by Delta16, 17 March 2009 - 09:24 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:17 AM

You can try running SFC.EXE.

Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to use the System File Checker (SFC) to examine and repair corrupt operating system files.

In doing this, the SFC tool may replace some of your files that were updated by Windows Update. The only way to check this (and to update any of the files) is by visiting Windows Update and allowing it to check your system for updates and update as needed.

References

Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe)

Microsoft Windows XP - Repair overview


Instructions

1. Locate your Windows XP installation CD. If you don't have one, you'll need to locate a directory on your system that's named"i386" (without the quotes). This directory may be on a hidden partition on your hard drive.

2. Go to Start, then to Run, and type in "SFC.EXE /SCANNOW" (without the quotes - and with a space between the SFC.EXE and the /SCANNOW). Then press Enter. (For VISTA, go to Start and type in the above information, then go to the top of the box and right click on SFC.EXE /SCANNOW and select "Run As Administrator")

3. The program may (or it may not) ask you for your Windows XP installation CD - please insert it at the prompt. If it doesn't ask you for the CD this means that it wasn't necessary to replace any files.

4. In the event the the system asks you for the CD, you must visit Windows Update immediately after the scan is completed (Please note that there won't be any confirmation dialog - the program will just exit without telling you anything).

5. If this doesn't repair the problem with your system other troubleshooting procedures are required.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:21 AM

Other things you could try:

If it's just Internet Explorer, do other browser work, e.g FireFox or Opera?

- Try starting IE without Add-ons (right-click on ie icon and click start without add-ons)
- Make sure cache/history etc is cleaned, use a program like CCleaner for a more thorough clean
- Reinstall IE7




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