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    Fixing IE (IE 6.0)

    I forgot how to "repair Internet Explorer"..........I went to Settings/Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs/ then highlighted
    Internet Explorer 6 and Tools..........but right clicking, double clicking didn't do anything good. What is the routine????
    Thanks in advance.
    The problem is still Interenet Explorer "squishing" my graphics and locking up. Is there a limit to the graphics in your
    computer that could cause this? I have "boo-koo" gifs and jpgs, but never had the problem in IE 5.5 - that's why I wanna go back. <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16>

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    Re: Fixing IE (IE 6.0)

    In Windows98.
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    Re: Fixing IE (IE 6.0)

    Thanks - I repaired it, but something else must be doing this. This image is supposed to be
    500X200................it gets squeezed into about 50X???, then freezes up.
    I've done about everything people have suggested. I discovered I cannot go back to 5.5.........
    Think I could download it?
    Again, thanks for the info.

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    Re: Fixing IE (IE 6.0)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> I have also had a heap of trouble lately with MSIE 6 + tools. Have tried the repair option but that was a no go, ended up uninstalling 6 which took me back to the previous version 5 of MSIE, then I reinstalled 6 again, cant say its working perfectly, but it is better than it was after I installed SP 1 and tools for version 6. That was when the crashing started. If I have to do it again, I think I would indeed go back to version 5 and stay with it. Good luck.

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    Re: Fixing IE (IE 6.0)

    Rabee-

    When this happens are you getting any error messages at all, and also it really helps to know what Operating System you are using when you have some of the IE problems because fixing can be OS dependent. If you are using IE6 without Windows XP have you downlloaded IE6 SP1? If you are using Win XP, have you downloaded Win XP SP1 (which contains IE6 SP1 automatically) or one of it's spinnoffs because SP1 fixes considerably more problems than it causes statistically, although problems are emerging and some people might take issue

    Also if you can give a description of "squishing graphics," and does it freeze when it squishes them? Could you please post a screen shot? Are they separate events or sometimes linked? Do you have the Microsoft Virtual Machine available now through Windows Update or recent updates? or the Java Virtual Machine from Sun--Java Tech Overview?
    Does it freeze at other times? When it freezes, does killing a program with Windows Task Manager help, and what does the information you get from hitting Ctrl+Alt+Delete bring up--and this may be different for Win 98 or OS's other than XP--I can't remember off hand. I've seen 260650: Internet Explorer Does Not Save Graphic Files in the Proper Format and Internet Explorer Saves Images as Bitmaps (.bmp files) but although image related in IE I think those are not your issue. What is your CPU usage when these problems occur and you also might check which programs load on start in msconfig and consult Mr. Black Viper's Handy Service Configuration Table. I'm just wondering if it's an IE intrinsic problem or a CPU intensive resource problem.

    Not sure what OS you're using and R2 brings up something I'll have to check out. That is if you can try to repair IE at Add/Remove if you're u sing it with Win 9X or other than Win XP. <font color=blue>They retired the option to Fix IE6 at Add/Remove with Win XP.</font color=blue> Forgive me that I don't link them directly, but if you just do a search on Fixing IE, Fixing Internet Explorer 6, Fix IE6, ect. in the search part of the lounge for all of the lounge, there have been a dozen long threads with all the links convenient for you. There is IE6 Repair Tool in Windows XP One is Repair IE6 Link ; another is Freezing Up;
    IE6 Error and there are several more. There is also one of several repair KB's 318378 How to Reinstall or Repair Windows Explorer in Windows XP having you run System File Checker the Windows File Protection tool that has evolved since Win 98 and Windows File Protection is Explained here. There are also registry edits including one to reinstall IE6. There are 325192: Issues After You Install Updates to Windows or Internet Explorer and there are a number of them emerging and KB's during March and April.

    Since I have no clue which Operating System you have in conjunction with IE6, there are corresponding KB's for each OS. There are also a gamut of new KB's which include issues connected to IE6, IE6 SP1 which is included in Win XP SP1, and Win XP SP1 and their bugs--not loading pages promptly, freezing, ect. and for all of them Microsoft is requiring you call them and ask "pretty please" so they can warn you that the KB patches are "works in process" and none of them have "undergone regression analysis" yet before emailing you the particular patch which will be password protected and often the password simply won't work even when you paste it in bringing KB's to a new helpful level.

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    Re: Fixing IE (IE 6.0)

    Hi, Rabee ~

    The ability to repair Internet Explorer does not exist in the version that ships with Windows XP. This feature only becomes available after you upgrade to a newer version. This is normal and has been this way since Windows 98 and IE4.

    However, you can reinstall IE in Windows XP:<UL><LI>'Start' > 'Run...'<LI>Enter
    rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%Infie.inf<LI>'OK'[/list]You will need to have your Windows CD available. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Fixing IE (IE 6.0)

    Bruce is quoting a KB on "the ability to repair IE from Add/Remove" which nebulously refers to as existing after you 'upgrade to a newer version.' There are a few problems with that, and it illustrates well the maxim that just because something is written in a Microsoft KB doesn't mean it will ever work in the light of day on the street in the real world.

    The major problem is that <font color=blue>there is no definitive upgrade for IE6</font color=blue> that will allow you to fix anything in it from Add/Remove whether that ability has been available since Windows 98 or not. I really wish there were a viable repair tool for IE6 at Add/Remove! Because the simple truth is that most of the users of IE6--not the ones posting on this forum--but on the planet--don't feel comfortable with a cascade of regedits, or tapdancing with their .inf files when some of them haven't backed up and their data is at stake. That's why they are discussed in detail on MSDN sites primarily used by developers. Mary Smith and Bob Jones on the street aren't developers subscribing to MSDN and benefiting directly from its excellent info. "It"--upgrading IE-- may have been available since Win 98 but it's not available during Win XP. It did sometimes work in Win 9X--it [i]<font color=blue>does not</font color=blue> work in Windows XP. Microsoft doesn't say what the upgrade to IE6 is that makes repair from Add/Remove work. Can anyone? If it's 7.0 that's in the future by at least a year maybe more. Is it it's SP1 or SP1a available for Home or Pro that is supposed to make IE6 fixable from Add/Remove ? So if it's not Win XP's SP1 or SP1a or the upgrade to IE6 that'd be 7.0--which upgrade is that that makes IE 6.0 repairable from Add/Remove?

    Try repairing a "broken IE" from Add/Remove after you read that you can by 'ugrading IE 6.0.' So theoretically you'd be all set to "fix IE" right? But have you ever tried? Did you ever wonder why so many IE fixes included the reinstall posted in the run box don't work. Try them. That's why there are more than two dozen purported ways to fix IE on the web, and hundreds of threads on good forums including this one--do a search--saying I've tried all the ways until I'm blue in the face and they don't work.

    The most reliable way is <font color=red>System File Checker</font color=red>--it has worked time and time again for me with serious IE or XP problems, but not always. On one of the threads I linked early on in this thread, there were a number of methods including the recent run box try.

    I posted several fix alternatives here in this recent long thread including:

    Alternate Repair/Reinstallation IE:

    Go to Line 114 Right Column Enable Reinstallation of IE or OE and click on this. After running this edit, rename the CatRoot2 folder (WindowsCatRoot2) and run the ie.inf (Windowsinfie.inf). Or use this run command:

    Go to Start/Run, and type:
    "rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132
    %windir%infie.inf"


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    Re: Fixing IE (IE 6.0)

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    I think you may have misread my post. No MSKB article. Rather, I succinctly stated what was divagated in your next 3 subsequent paragraphs. <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Fixing IE (IE 6.0)

    Bruce--
    Can you clarify what you mean? Are you offering this run box info and telling rabee to have his CD handy as a means of uninstalling his broken IE and putting in a nice new one from the CD? How? Because the uninstall/reinstall info without a regedit is directed on the pertinent KB's at 98 through 2000 but not the OS rabee has which is Windows XP.
    <font color=magenta>____________________________________ _________________________</font color=magenta>

    "The ability to repair Internet Explorer does not exist in the version that ships with Windows XP. This feature only becomes available after you upgrade to a newer version. This is normal and has been this way since Windows 98 and IE4. I think you may have misread my post. No MSKB article. Rather, I succinctly stated what was divagated in your next 3 subsequent paragraphs."
    <font color=magenta>____________________________________ ____________________________</font color=magenta>

    This was so succinct it left me with two brief questions. Will try to focus you on the parts I want to clarify so we can eliminate any divagation--you must have your thesarus out--haven't seen that word since a review of Mellville's Moby Dick that was written shortly after it was published in 1851. You're the first and the only one I've seen use it in this century anywhere. If you google the word, one of the first entries is The Grandiloquent Dictionary "an ongoing project to collect and distribute the most obscure and rare words in English."

    I have seen a paraphrase of your statement many times on Sandi Hardmeier's IE site: "The repair tool is not available Windows XP (or any other version of Windows until the version of Internet Explorer installed with the Operating System is Updated." and the run box info you offer at Kelly Theriot's IE Tips/Issues. It would help educate everyone if you would cite your sources--there is other good ancillary info at them.

    So do you mean there is no newer version to upgrade to, therefore there is no ability to fix it at Add/Remove, so one has to use the run box dialogue and the CD with a regedit ? Or that there is a newer version to upgrade to--perhaps one I'm not finding besides the IE6 SP1 which is a collection of patches to correct problems in IE that can be gotten stand alone or in Win XP SP1 or SP1a? KB"]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...ebContent=1">KB 293907: How to Uninstall/Reinstall IE 6 [/url] says at the top it applies to XP and then in detail that it does not. Do you mean for rabee to insert his XP CD and by some means reinstall an intact IE6 and it will be fixed? How do you mean for him to do that? Do you mean to use the regedit from KB 318378 in order to avoid the often encountered error people get when they do this which says: "Setup has detected a newer version of Internet Explorer already installed on this system. Setup cannot continue."?

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    RE: defrag's digressive 489 word inquiry

    <UL><LI>Rabee inquired how to repair IE6<LI>Ability to repair IE6 does not apply w/ XP<LI>Option to reinstall proffered[/list]

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