Internet Explorer Fix - General purpose fix for Internet Explorer [Win 98/ME/2000/XP]
Internet Explorer Fix - is a general purpose repair utility for Internet Explorer which repairs Internet Explorer by registering it's core DLL files and through the INF file. Additionally if it detects Windows 2000/XP as the Operating System, it runs SFC to restore missing or corrupt Windows system files. More Information is given below.
Requires Microsoft VB6 runtimes for Windows 98/ME systems.
Internet Explorer Fix ( Zip ~12Kb)
(IEFix v1.4) November 9, 2004
Fixes Address bar search. Restores the ability to type in website text boxes.
(IEFix v1.3) September 19, 2004
Fixes Symptom 5 & 6 below and provides the user an option to skip SFC and IE.INF reinstallation.
Fixes Symptom 4 below and facilitates setting Internet Explorer as the default.
Fixes the following problems: [Symptoms 1, 2 and 3 explained in Q281679]
When you click a hyperlink in an e-mail message or on a Web page, or
right-click a hyperlink on a Web page and then click Open in New Window, you
may experience one or more of the following issues:
o Nothing happens.
o The new window may be blank.
o You may receive a scripting error message.
Symptom 2: When you use the Print command or the Print Preview command in Internet Explorer, nothing may happen.
Symptom 3: When you try to connect to Web folders, you may receive the following error message: "The current operation could not be completed because an unexpected error has occurred."
Symptom 4: Internet Explorer does not prompt for the default browser check even though the prompt is enabled in Internet Options.
Symptom 5: Internet Options Advanced tab is completely blank.
Symptom 6: Internet Explorer About box version information is completely blank.
Symptom 7: Address bar search does not work.
Symptom 8: Unable to type in text boxes in a search engine or website.
Registers the core modules of Internet Explorer.
What IEFix does?
[For hyperlinks issue, try "Reset Web Settings" in Internet Options first]
Download IEFix from here
Windows 2000/XP users, insert the Operating System CD. For OEMs, point to the source path when prompted. (optional, see next step)
Start IEFix. If you don't have the Windows installation CD at hand, and if the installation source files are not present in the hard disk, you may skip SFC and IE.INF reinstallation by putting a checkmark in the appropriate boxes. Then, click "Apply"
If you have installed
Windows XP SP1 and if you are prompted for iexplore.exe from ServicePack
source path, mention the path as: "C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386" or
[Next SFC /Scannow process will begin and Windows begins to restore the core system files. May take some time to complete.]
If IEFix has not solved your problem, please try reinstalling Internet Explorer by downloading it. Windows XP has an additional step. You need to change the IsInstalled registry value to "0" before running IE Setup. To change the value to 0, click the button For Windows XP, click here to enable reinstallation of Internet Explorer
For more information, see:
How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
Unable to Install Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP
Symptom 4: Internet Explorer as the default mail client
Sometimes, Internet Explorer does not prompt for the default browser check even though the prompt is enabled in Internet Options. If that is the case, click the button titled:
"Internet Explorer does not prompt for the default browser check? Click Here"
Once done, launch Internet Explorer and it should display the default browser check. Click Yes and you have set it as the default browser.
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