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)

Version History

(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.

(IEFix v1.2)
Fixes Symptom 4 below and facilitates setting Internet Explorer as the default.

Fixes the following problems: [Symptoms 1, 2 and 3 explained in Q281679]

Symptom 1: 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.

What IEFix does?

Registers the core modules of Internet Explorer.
    o Refreshes Internet Explorer using IE.INF method. (Optional)
    o For Windows 2000/XP: Initiates "SFC /Scannow". (Optional)
o Repairs two important registry keys which are required to set Internet Explorer as the default browser

IEFix Usage [For hyperlinks issue, try "Reset Web Settings" in Internet Options first] 

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. 

Good Luck!

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