Ok....time for the real stuff then.
There are actually two things you can do.
You can use Windows System Restore to revert your entire system to before "hubby" adjusted IE so it doesn't work well.
Go to programs (or all programs depending on which menu view of XP you chose), then accessories, then system tools and then click on system restore.
A wizard will open giving you several dates from which to choose. Choose one from before IE became disfunctional (notice how diplomatic I am), and the wizard will walk you through the process. It should be painless.
Or............ if system restore has been turned off and doesn't have a restore point:
You can repair IE - a much more difficult but workable process:
How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
Article ID : 318378
Last Review : August 16, 2005
Revision : 6.0
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Follow the directions from Microsoft.
Make sure you back up your registry first before modifying it.
I would suggest you download and install Firefox as well so if something goes wrong you will be able to get back on the internet and redownload Internet Explorer.
Backup your bookmarks folder in IE.
If you are using Outlook Express back up your email folders and contacts, etc, too.
Edited by Enthusiast, 27 March 2006 - 07:21 PM.