I recently performed a repair installation of windows xp_sp2.
I had previously installled ie8. Following the repair installation, ie stopped working, although I was connected to the web (and Firefox works).
I discovered the need to uninstall ie7 and ie8 prior to xp repair install, and performed the Microsoft recommended procedure in Recovery Console: Type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command:
For Windows Internet Explorer 8
For Windows Internet Explorer 7
After reboot, the ie7 directory was completely gone, but the ie8 directory still existed. Internet explorer still would not open.
I performed another Repair installation, and still no IE.
I then tried to reinstall IE6_sp1 (the only IE6 installer I could find), but the install was refused because a later version of IE was installed, it replied.
First, how can I find out what version of IE my computer thinks is installed. Cannot open IE to check version on Help menu. Won't open.
Second, how to I begin to restore functionality to Internet Explorer, and update it to ie7 ?
Should I install updates following the repair install before I get IE to work? (I can probably use Firefox, or AutoUpdates to obtain updates).
Edited by bill49miller, 02 January 2010 - 02:55 PM.