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#1 alienweb

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:30 PM

am running windows xp home on a network, internet via a proxy server. other computers on network access the internet ok. This computer (toshiba laptop) worked fine on the net until I upgraded form IE6 to IE 7. In a nutshell the problem is this. I can get the Google mainpage, and search google as normal. Occasionally if I hit a link I will access the selected site, but generally I am returned to the google main page (with errors), thought the address bar holds the address selected.
I installed Avant browser which has the same symptoms so assume problem is in internet settings.
I have uninstalled IE7 and re-installed IE6 but problem persists. I have reset all internet settings to defaults.
I generally use Opera for the bulk of my browsing, this of course works superbly but some sites require IE.

Although perhaps unconnected, automatic updates are not working so have turned them off.

Any ideas will be appreciated.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:36 AM

Which version of IE7 you have?The beta one?

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:33 AM

no idea which version of IE 7 as I uninsalled it and re-installed IE6

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:38 PM

It sounds as though some system files have been corrupted. Try this: get your Windows XP installation disks handy in case you need them. Now click on Start --> Run In the Run box type:
sfc /scannow Make sure there is a space between the c and the / Click okay. Your computer will now check your system files. It will either attempt to repair or replace damaged or missing files. If prompted, insert the Windows XP installation disk into the drive.

Let us know if this solves the problem.

Note: some computers such as mine are set up with a back-up of all the system files already in place. If this is the case with your computer, you likely won't need the installation disks.

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