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Internet Explorer will not launch

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#1 mahoolie


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 10:49 AM

Hi all, hope someone can help.
I have an Acer Aspire 5536 laptop that's run into a problem with Internet Explorer i.e. when I click on the icon to launch the application nothing happens but when I check running processes I can see iexplore.exe is running, the following is a list of things I've tried so far:

Removed IE8 and tried to launch IE7 but got the same result.
Removed all internet tool bars.
System restore to a point that I know IE8 was working, restore failed.
Scanned with Malwarebytes - 1 infection found / AdAware - 12 infections / Kaspersky - 2 infections / CCleaner - 958 / CCleaner Registry - 114.
Deleted cookies.
Disabled all Add ons.
Removed Norton 360.
Ran SFC /scannow.
Ran a full Check Disk.
Disabled all non Microsoft services in MSCONFIG.
Reinstalled IE8.

If anyone has come across this issue or can suggest what to do next I would very much like to hear from you.


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#2 doinmeedin


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:07 PM

Try flushing your dns cache

1. Click the Microsoft Vista Start logo in the bottom left corner of the screen
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Accessories
4. RIGHT-click on Command Prompt
5. Select Run As Administrator
6. In the command window type the following and then hit enter: ipconfig /flushdns ( make sure you put a space between ipconfig and / )

When its finished you should see it saying this

Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Good Luck let us know how it goes !

Edited by doinmeedin, 18 December 2009 - 02:08 PM.

If life is not an option then why are we not given the option in the first place !

#3 mahoolie

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 04:25 AM

Thanks for that but sadly it didnít resolve the problem.
Probably worth mentioning that over the weekend I came across another computer with the same issue, could it be there's a new virus!

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