How To Repair Internet Explorer

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  1. Charles Bober

    Charles Bober Stunt Coordinator

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    I've been getting quite a few errors with IE 5.5 lately. I'm running [/b]Win2K Pro[/b]. I know in Win98 you can go to Add/Remove Programs, select IE, click Remove, and you get a dialog box with 3 choices and one is to repair. Not so In Win2K. IE is not listed in the Add/Remove box. I tried seaching the help files in both IE and Windows to no avail. I thought I've done this before in Win2K but I'm drawing a complete blank.
    Any ideas guys?
     
  2. Bill Geiger

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    Have you done a Windows update? I would do that because there it will find any downloads needed not just for your Windows, but your IE as well.
     
  3. Charles Bober

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    I forgot to mention that Bill. Sorry. Yes I've done a few Windows Updates and this hasn't solved the problem.
     
  4. Charles Bober

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    No I haven't installed IE 6. There are a few subtle differences between it and 5.5 which I don't like. That's why I want to repair this version which has always worked flawlessly in the past.
    Somebody has to know how to repair IE in Win2K. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
     
  5. Brian E

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    Here are instructions for removing IE 5.5, you could then reinstall it.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q257234
    BTW, if the "feature" in IE 6 you don't care for is the image scaling/image save icons that pop-up when you mouse over a picture, that can be disabled.
     
  6. Charles Bober

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    Actually Brian, the features I don't like are minor in stature but I do use them all the time, and thus makes it a tad more time consuming but more frustrating than anything.
    1) Full screen. In 5.5, you can just hit F11 to toggle between modes. In 6, you have to go to the View menu to switch it on and off. Why they changed this is beyond me. Why eliminate a function key?
    2) In Full screen mode, the address bar in IE 6 cannot be re-sized. I hate that!!!! Why didn't they just add new functionality onto the browser instead of subtracting previous elements??
    You guys know what I'm talking about when I say repair IE, right? I've done this a million times in Win98. Can it be done in Win2K? Someone has to know. Re-installing would not be such a monumental task but I'd like to choose the repair path first.
    Any Network Admins here? Someone has to know.
    Thanks for all your replies guys.
     
  7. Rob Gillespie

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    If you can't see the option when logged in as Administrator then the odds are that the feature doesn't exist in the W2K version of 5.5.
     
  8. Brian E

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  10. Chad Ellinger

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    Make sure you download Ad-Aware from Lava Soft to scan your computer for spyware. I've seen a lot of random IE errors come from spyware-related problems.
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com
     

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