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#1 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 01:53 AM

Hi, I am running Windows XP home with SP 2 installed and I am having a lot of trouble accessing the internet with Internet Explorer 6.

My ISP has passed the buck, and, told me that it is most likely that IE 6 needs to be repaired, fixed, or completely uninstalled, and then reinstalled.

OK, that had sounded good to me until I opened my add/remove programs window and found that I do not have anything related to Internet Explorer in there to remove! :thumbsup:

I was, however, able to search it up, and I tracked it down to a folder in Program Files, but I didn't see anything in that folder that said uninstall.

So this leaves me with two questions, the most obvious one being, "How do I go about uninstalling Internet Explorer?" The second question is "How do I keep from losing all of the bookmarks that are in my favorites list?" :flowers:

Thanks to anyone who replies.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 07:30 AM

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:49 AM

How do I keep from losing all of the bookmarks that are in my favorites list?"

Go to File>Import and Export and using the Wizard, export your favourites to My Documents or better yet to a floppy or CD. When you need to you just reverse the process and Import them. Its a good idea to occasionally export them as you add to them. Just overwrite the current Bookmark.htm (thats the exported file) when prompted.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 11:20 PM

I am having a similar problem. I'm able to connect using the Yahoo Browser (which uses IE) and I can connect with Firefox. IE (standalone) presents the message "Cannot find server or DNS Error". I've scoured the internet & tried all kinds of things - Winsock fix, IEFIX, LSPfix, various firewall manipulations among others. I've also tried the repair above. The trick to make windows think it's not installed does not seem to work - this may be because my initial CD - XP is SP1. I'm now on SP2 - downloaded from MS, so I don't have an SP2 install disk. The MS website has available IE SP1 but only patches for IE SP2. SP1 will not install if you're runing XP SP2. I've spent at least 10 hrs trying to fix this.

IE does not present in my ADD/Remove programs.

I've found that various software downloads reqire IE to operate - Nortan Antivirus & the latest Yahoo browser will not download through Firefox.

Any suggestions out there?


Edited by Frankage, 07 January 2006 - 11:21 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 11:23 PM


thats all i can tell you...Fire Fox is one of the best browsers out there and leaves IE6 in the dust

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