> ...I used my system restore disk
I assume you're referring to the Restore CD that came with your computer
which returns the machine to OOBE (Out of Box Experience) state
(translation: Like it was when you bought it). Understand that if the
McAfee application is the free-trial version that came with the computer,
it's highly unlikely that it's fully functional.
[You will want to print these instructions or copy/paste them into Notepad
or Word for offline reference.]
1. Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode? To start
IE7 in No Add-ons mode:
Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without Add-ons; or
Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No
Troubleshooting and Internet Explorerâ€™s (No Add-ons) Mode:
2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)?
<= Read before using!
3. If you uninstall (a) IE7 *exactly* per the link below (which
automatically returns you to IE6), (b) all toolbars and (c) all third-party
Windows Themes (including Window Blinds) and do NOT reinstall IE7, does this
If it does, do NOT reinstall IE7 yet!
[Only use the Command %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot
uninstall via Add/Remove Programs!]
IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
4. If the behavior does NOT persist in IE6, reinstall IE7 per...
Sandi's Installation Tips <= Steps #1-8, #10 & #11; take note of #12, then
I strongly recommend using
installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.
Direct Download link:
Tip: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it.
5. Make *certain* that you check in at Windows Update immediately after
reinstalling IE7 to install any critical updates offered. If Optional
Updates category offers Root Certificates update, I recommend installing it
to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
IMPORTANT! => IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I got a "jokerbluescreen.c" (spyware I think). After all the problems were
> gone, AdAware and McAfee used, I had no Display Property tabs. I figured
> registry settings were altered. I tried re-installing in an attempt to
> restore these. I used my system restore disk, and did a basic install. I
> updated to service pack 3 but the system didn't run propperly. I restored
> before the sp3 install. I then updated to IE7. Before IE7, all of my
> addresses were there. Now when I put them back they leave when I close IE.
> don't know if it is fully patched or not. Thanks so much for your help.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> What problems led you to reinstall WinXP?
>> How did you reinstall Windows XP?
>> Did this same behavior exist before you (re)installed IE7? Before you
>> reinstalled WinXP?
>> Are you now running WinXP SP2 or WinXP SP3?
>> Is the machine fully patched at Windows Update?
>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed? What
>> anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? What third-party
>> (if any)?
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>> MrsWarr wrote:
>>> Hi, had some problems with my system and re-installed Windows XP. I had
>>> re-innstall my IE upgrade. I had to go through and re-enter all of my
>>> often used addresses. Now everytime I close IE, it loses my information
>>> when I open IE nothing is in my address bar. Can anyone help me please?