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Old 10-27-2008
RGT
 

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IE 7 not always connecting and other issues
Hello, I think that the iE 7 I have on my computer is really messed up. I
have noticed that unless I open the program right after booting the machine
up, then it does not connect to the internet (i.e. if it is the first program
to be openned, it works, if it is the second or later, it does not). Since
email still works throughout, I know that the issue is not with my server or
provider. Second, i cannot find anywhere an option to launch IE without
add-ons. It is not there when I right click on the desktop icon and it is not
to be found in the System Tools folder. Third, I noticed that IE 7 appears
in two different directories - C:\Program Files and C:\Windows, although the
latter directory contains many more files.

I did have IE 7 for a while, then switched to Firefox, and now after
uninstalling Firefox am back with IE. Could that be the source of the
problem?

I am running WIN XP SP-3.

Any advice very welcome indeed.

Richard
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Old 10-27-2008
RGT
 

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RE: IE 7 not always connecting and other issues
PS. I should have written that I also tried reinstalling IE 7, but that did
not help.

Richard

"RGT" wrote:

> Hello, I think that the iE 7 I have on my computer is really messed up. I
> have noticed that unless I open the program right after booting the machine
> up, then it does not connect to the internet (i.e. if it is the first program
> to be openned, it works, if it is the second or later, it does not). Since
> email still works throughout, I know that the issue is not with my server or
> provider. Second, i cannot find anywhere an option to launch IE without
> add-ons. It is not there when I right click on the desktop icon and it is not
> to be found in the System Tools folder. Third, I noticed that IE 7 appears
> in two different directories - C:\Program Files and C:\Windows, although the
> latter directory contains many more files.
>
> I did have IE 7 for a while, then switched to Firefox, and now after
> uninstalling Firefox am back with IE. Could that be the source of the
> problem?
>
> I am running WIN XP SP-3.
>
> Any advice very welcome indeed.
>
> Richard

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Old 10-27-2008
Leonard Grey
 

Posts: n/a
Re: IE 7 not always connecting and other issues
To start Internet Explorer 7 in 'No Add-Ons' mode:

Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer
(No Add-Ons)

Alternatively, you can create a shortcut on your desktop with the
following target path:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff

---
Leonard Grey
Errare Humanum Est

RGT wrote:
> Hello, I think that the iE 7 I have on my computer is really messed up. I
> have noticed that unless I open the program right after booting the machine
> up, then it does not connect to the internet (i.e. if it is the first program
> to be openned, it works, if it is the second or later, it does not). Since
> email still works throughout, I know that the issue is not with my server or
> provider. Second, i cannot find anywhere an option to launch IE without
> add-ons. It is not there when I right click on the desktop icon and it is not
> to be found in the System Tools folder. Third, I noticed that IE 7 appears
> in two different directories - C:\Program Files and C:\Windows, although the
> latter directory contains many more files.
>
> I did have IE 7 for a while, then switched to Firefox, and now after
> uninstalling Firefox am back with IE. Could that be the source of the
> problem?
>
> I am running WIN XP SP-3.
>
> Any advice very welcome indeed.
>
> Richard

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Old 10-27-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: IE 7 not always connecting and other issues
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 add-ons).

Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= 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
behavior persist?

NB: If it does, do NOT reinstall IE7.

Uninstalling IE7
http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase2.html
[Only use the Command %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot
uninstall via Add/Remove Programs! Ignore any references to Vista on the
above page. It's safe to ignore any "such and such may not work" warnings.
Ignore any references to Vista on the webpage.]

Also see:

IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...lications.aspx

4. Assuming IE6 does not have these problems (other than opening a link in a
new tab, which will not be available), the follow is required reading IMHO
before reinstalling IE7:

Sandi's Installation Tips <= Steps #1-8, #10 & #11; take note of #12, then
STOP
http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html#pre-install

I strongly recommend using
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/dow.../getitnow.mspx as the
installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.

Or use this Download link:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...0-081805b2f90b
(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
Software Updates category offers Root Certificates update, opt to install it
to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
--
~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/

RGT wrote:
> Hello, I think that the iE 7 I have on my computer is really messed up. I
> have noticed that unless I open the program right after booting the
> machine
> up, then it does not connect to the internet (i.e. if it is the first
> program to be openned, it works, if it is the second or later, it does
> not). Since email still works throughout, I know that the issue is not
> with my server or provider. Second, i cannot find anywhere an option to
> launch IE without add-ons. It is not there when I right click on the
> desktop icon and it is not to be found in the System Tools folder. Third,
> I noticed that IE 7 appears in two different directories - C:\Program
> Files
> and C:\Windows, although the latter directory contains many more files.
>
> I did have IE 7 for a while, then switched to Firefox, and now after
> uninstalling Firefox am back with IE. Could that be the source of the
> problem?
>
> I am running WIN XP SP-3.
>
> Any advice very welcome indeed.
>
> Richard


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Old 10-27-2008
RGT
 

Posts: n/a
Re: IE 7 not always connecting and other issues
Thanks, but as I mentioned in my post, the option to launch without add-ons
does not appear in my System Tools folder.

Also, there is no iexplorer.exe in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer,
although there are some other files. There is an iexplorer.exe to be found
in C:\windows\ie7.

Richard


"Leonard Grey" wrote:

> To start Internet Explorer 7 in 'No Add-Ons' mode:
>
> Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer
> (No Add-Ons)
>
> Alternatively, you can create a shortcut on your desktop with the
> following target path:
>
> "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff
>
> ---
> Leonard Grey
> Errare Humanum Est
>
> RGT wrote:
> > Hello, I think that the iE 7 I have on my computer is really messed up. I
> > have noticed that unless I open the program right after booting the machine
> > up, then it does not connect to the internet (i.e. if it is the first program
> > to be openned, it works, if it is the second or later, it does not). Since
> > email still works throughout, I know that the issue is not with my server or
> > provider. Second, i cannot find anywhere an option to launch IE without
> > add-ons. It is not there when I right click on the desktop icon and it is not
> > to be found in the System Tools folder. Third, I noticed that IE 7 appears
> > in two different directories - C:\Program Files and C:\Windows, although the
> > latter directory contains many more files.
> >
> > I did have IE 7 for a while, then switched to Firefox, and now after
> > uninstalling Firefox am back with IE. Could that be the source of the
> > problem?
> >
> > I am running WIN XP SP-3.
> >
> > Any advice very welcome indeed.
> >
> > Richard

>

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Old 10-27-2008
RGT
 

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Re: IE 7 not always connecting and other issues
Hi and thanks.

To be really clear, I cannot start IE7 in No Add-ons mode, because the
places you indicated do not appear on my computer. I.e. in right clicking
the IE icon on the desktop, the option to start with No Add-Ons is not there
and also is not in Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools.

That is why I suspect that something is corrupt.

Richard

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> 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
>
> • Internet
> Explorer (No add-ons).
>
> Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
>
> 2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)?
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= 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
> behavior persist?
>
> NB: If it does, do NOT reinstall IE7.
>
> Uninstalling IE7
> http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase2.html
> [Only use the Command %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot
> uninstall via Add/Remove Programs! Ignore any references to Vista on the
> above page. It's safe to ignore any "such and such may not work" warnings.
> Ignore any references to Vista on the webpage.]
>
> Also see:
>
> IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...lications.aspx
>
> 4. Assuming IE6 does not have these problems (other than opening a link in a
> new tab, which will not be available), the follow is required reading IMHO
> before reinstalling IE7:
>
> Sandi's Installation Tips <= Steps #1-8, #10 & #11; take note of #12, then
> STOP
> http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html#pre-install
>
> I strongly recommend using
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/dow.../getitnow.mspx as the
> installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.
>
> Or use this Download link:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...0-081805b2f90b
> (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
> Software Updates category offers Root Certificates update, opt to install it
> to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
> --
> ~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/
>
> RGT wrote:
> > Hello, I think that the iE 7 I have on my computer is really messed up. I
> > have noticed that unless I open the program right after booting the
> > machine
> > up, then it does not connect to the internet (i.e. if it is the first
> > program to be openned, it works, if it is the second or later, it does
> > not). Since email still works throughout, I know that the issue is not
> > with my server or provider. Second, i cannot find anywhere an option to
> > launch IE without add-ons. It is not there when I right click on the
> > desktop icon and it is not to be found in the System Tools folder. Third,
> > I noticed that IE 7 appears in two different directories - C:\Program
> > Files
> > and C:\Windows, although the latter directory contains many more files.
> >
> > I did have IE 7 for a while, then switched to Firefox, and now after
> > uninstalling Firefox am back with IE. Could that be the source of the
> > problem?
> >
> > I am running WIN XP SP-3.
> >
> > Any advice very welcome indeed.
> >
> > Richard

>
>

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Old 10-27-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: IE 7 not always connecting and other issues
Which was installed first, IE7 or WinXP SP3?

RGT wrote:
> Hi and thanks.
>
> To be really clear, I cannot start IE7 in No Add-ons mode, because the
> places you indicated do not appear on my computer. I.e. in right clicking
> the IE icon on the desktop, the option to start with No Add-Ons is not
> there
> and also is not in Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools.
>
> That is why I suspect that something is corrupt.
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> 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
>>
>> • Internet
>> Explorer (No add-ons).
>>
>> Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
>>
>> 2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)?
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= 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 behavior persist?
>>
>> NB: If it does, do NOT reinstall IE7.
>>
>> Uninstalling IE7
>> http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase2.html
>> [Only use the Command %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot
>> uninstall via Add/Remove Programs! Ignore any references to Vista on the
>> above page. It's safe to ignore any "such and such may not work"
>> warnings.
>> Ignore any references to Vista on the webpage.]
>>
>> Also see:
>>
>> IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...lications.aspx
>>
>> 4. Assuming IE6 does not have these problems (other than opening a link
>> in
>> a new tab, which will not be available), the follow is required reading
>> IMHO before reinstalling IE7:
>>
>> Sandi's Installation Tips <= Steps #1-8, #10 & #11; take note of #12,
>> then
>> STOP
>> http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html#pre-install
>>
>> I strongly recommend using
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/dow.../getitnow.mspx as the
>> installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.
>>
>> Or use this Download link:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...0-081805b2f90b
>> (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
>> Software Updates category offers Root Certificates update, opt to install
>> it to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
>> --
>> ~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/
>>
>> RGT wrote:
>>> Hello, I think that the iE 7 I have on my computer is really messed up.
>>> I
>>> have noticed that unless I open the program right after booting the
>>> machine
>>> up, then it does not connect to the internet (i.e. if it is the first
>>> program to be openned, it works, if it is the second or later, it does
>>> not). Since email still works throughout, I know that the issue is not
>>> with my server or provider. Second, i cannot find anywhere an option to
>>> launch IE without add-ons. It is not there when I right click on the
>>> desktop icon and it is not to be found in the System Tools folder.
>>> Third,
>>> I noticed that IE 7 appears in two different directories - C:\Program
>>> Files
>>> and C:\Windows, although the latter directory contains many more files.
>>>
>>> I did have IE 7 for a while, then switched to Firefox, and now after
>>> uninstalling Firefox am back with IE. Could that be the source of the
>>> problem?
>>>
>>> I am running WIN XP SP-3.
>>>
>>> Any advice very welcome indeed.
>>>
>>> Richard


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Old 10-28-2008
RGT
 

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Re: IE 7 not always connecting and other issues
Well, I had IE 7 first, then Win XP SP3, then I reinstalled IE7.

Richard

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> Which was installed first, IE7 or WinXP SP3?
>
> RGT wrote:
> > Hi and thanks.
> >
> > To be really clear, I cannot start IE7 in No Add-ons mode, because the
> > places you indicated do not appear on my computer. I.e. in right clicking
> > the IE icon on the desktop, the option to start with No Add-Ons is not
> > there
> > and also is not in Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools.
> >
> > That is why I suspect that something is corrupt.
> >
> > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> >> 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
> >>
> >> • Internet
> >> Explorer (No add-ons).
> >>
> >> Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
> >> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
> >>
> >> 2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)?
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= 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 behavior persist?
> >>
> >> NB: If it does, do NOT reinstall IE7.
> >>
> >> Uninstalling IE7
> >> http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase2.html
> >> [Only use the Command %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot
> >> uninstall via Add/Remove Programs! Ignore any references to Vista on the
> >> above page. It's safe to ignore any "such and such may not work"
> >> warnings.
> >> Ignore any references to Vista on the webpage.]
> >>
> >> Also see:
> >>
> >> IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
> >> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...lications.aspx
> >>
> >> 4. Assuming IE6 does not have these problems (other than opening a link
> >> in
> >> a new tab, which will not be available), the follow is required reading
> >> IMHO before reinstalling IE7:
> >>
> >> Sandi's Installation Tips <= Steps #1-8, #10 & #11; take note of #12,
> >> then
> >> STOP
> >> http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html#pre-install
> >>
> >> I strongly recommend using
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/dow.../getitnow.mspx as the
> >> installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.
> >>
> >> Or use this Download link:
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...0-081805b2f90b
> >> (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
> >> Software Updates category offers Root Certificates update, opt to install
> >> it to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
> >> --
> >> ~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/
> >>
> >> RGT wrote:
> >>> Hello, I think that the iE 7 I have on my computer is really messed up.
> >>> I
> >>> have noticed that unless I open the program right after booting the
> >>> machine
> >>> up, then it does not connect to the internet (i.e. if it is the first
> >>> program to be openned, it works, if it is the second or later, it does
> >>> not). Since email still works throughout, I know that the issue is not
> >>> with my server or provider. Second, i cannot find anywhere an option to
> >>> launch IE without add-ons. It is not there when I right click on the
> >>> desktop icon and it is not to be found in the System Tools folder.
> >>> Third,
> >>> I noticed that IE 7 appears in two different directories - C:\Program
> >>> Files
> >>> and C:\Windows, although the latter directory contains many more files.
> >>>
> >>> I did have IE 7 for a while, then switched to Firefox, and now after
> >>> uninstalling Firefox am back with IE. Could that be the source of the
> >>> problem?
> >>>
> >>> I am running WIN XP SP-3.
> >>>
> >>> Any advice very welcome indeed.
> >>>
> >>> Richard

>
>

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  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-28-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: IE 7 not always connecting and other issues
Did you uninstall SP3 before reinstalling IE7 or did you "overinstall" IE7?

RGT wrote:
> Well, I had IE 7 first, then Win XP SP3, then I reinstalled IE7.
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> Which was installed first, IE7 or WinXP SP3?
>>
>> RGT wrote:
>>> Hi and thanks.
>>>
>>> To be really clear, I cannot start IE7 in No Add-ons mode, because the
>>> places you indicated do not appear on my computer. I.e. in right
>>> clicking
>>> the IE icon on the desktop, the option to start with No Add-Ons is not
>>> there
>>> and also is not in Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools.
>>>
>>> That is why I suspect that something is corrupt.
>>>
>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> • Internet
>>>> Explorer (No add-ons).
>>>>
>>>> Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
>>>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
>>>>
>>>> 2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)?
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= 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 behavior persist?
>>>>
>>>> NB: If it does, do NOT reinstall IE7.
>>>>
>>>> Uninstalling IE7
>>>> http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase2.html
>>>> [Only use the Command %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot
>>>> uninstall via Add/Remove Programs! Ignore any references to Vista on
>>>> the
>>>> above page. It's safe to ignore any "such and such may not work"
>>>> warnings.
>>>> Ignore any references to Vista on the webpage.]
>>>>
>>>> Also see:
>>>>
>>>> IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
>>>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...lications.aspx
>>>>
>>>> 4. Assuming IE6 does not have these problems (other than opening a link
>>>> in
>>>> a new tab, which will not be available), the follow is required reading
>>>> IMHO before reinstalling IE7:
>>>>
>>>> Sandi's Installation Tips <= Steps #1-8, #10 & #11; take note of #12,
>>>> then
>>>> STOP
>>>> http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html#pre-install
>>>>
>>>> I strongly recommend using
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/dow.../getitnow.mspx as the
>>>> installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.
>>>>
>>>> Or use this Download link:
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...0-081805b2f90b
>>>> (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
>>>> Software Updates category offers Root Certificates update, opt to
>>>> install
>>>> it to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
>>>> --
>>>> ~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/
>>>>
>>>> RGT wrote:
>>>>> Hello, I think that the iE 7 I have on my computer is really messed
>>>>> up.
>>>>> I
>>>>> have noticed that unless I open the program right after booting the
>>>>> machine
>>>>> up, then it does not connect to the internet (i.e. if it is the first
>>>>> program to be openned, it works, if it is the second or later, it does
>>>>> not). Since email still works throughout, I know that the issue is
>>>>> not
>>>>> with my server or provider. Second, i cannot find anywhere an option
>>>>> to
>>>>> launch IE without add-ons. It is not there when I right click on the
>>>>> desktop icon and it is not to be found in the System Tools folder.
>>>>> Third,
>>>>> I noticed that IE 7 appears in two different directories - C:\Program
>>>>> Files
>>>>> and C:\Windows, although the latter directory contains many more
>>>>> files.
>>>>>
>>>>> I did have IE 7 for a while, then switched to Firefox, and now after
>>>>> uninstalling Firefox am back with IE. Could that be the source of the
>>>>> problem?
>>>>>
>>>>> I am running WIN XP SP-3.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any advice very welcome indeed.
>>>>>
>>>>> Richard


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Re: IE 7 not always connecting and other issues
Overinstalled.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> Did you uninstall SP3 before reinstalling IE7 or did you "overinstall" IE7?
>
> RGT wrote:
> > Well, I had IE 7 first, then Win XP SP3, then I reinstalled IE7.
> >
> > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> >> Which was installed first, IE7 or WinXP SP3?
> >>
> >> RGT wrote:
> >>> Hi and thanks.
> >>>
> >>> To be really clear, I cannot start IE7 in No Add-ons mode, because the
> >>> places you indicated do not appear on my computer. I.e. in right
> >>> clicking
> >>> the IE icon on the desktop, the option to start with No Add-Ons is not
> >>> there
> >>> and also is not in Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools.
> >>>
> >>> That is why I suspect that something is corrupt.
> >>>
> >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> >>>> 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
> >>>>
> >>>> • Internet
> >>>> Explorer (No add-ons).
> >>>>
> >>>> Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
> >>>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
> >>>>
> >>>> 2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)?
> >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= 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 behavior persist?
> >>>>
> >>>> NB: If it does, do NOT reinstall IE7.
> >>>>
> >>>> Uninstalling IE7
> >>>> http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase2.html
> >>>> [Only use the Command %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot
> >>>> uninstall via Add/Remove Programs! Ignore any references to Vista on
> >>>> the
> >>>> above page. It's safe to ignore any "such and such may not work"
> >>>> warnings.
> >>>> Ignore any references to Vista on the webpage.]
> >>>>
> >>>> Also see:
> >>>>
> >>>> IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
> >>>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...lications.aspx
> >>>>
> >>>> 4. Assuming IE6 does not have these problems (other than opening a link
> >>>> in
> >>>> a new tab, which will not be available), the follow is required reading
> >>>> IMHO before reinstalling IE7:
> >>>>
> >>>> Sandi's Installation Tips <= Steps #1-8, #10 & #11; take note of #12,
> >>>> then
> >>>> STOP
> >>>> http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html#pre-install
> >>>>
> >>>> I strongly recommend using
> >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/dow.../getitnow.mspx as the
> >>>> installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.
> >>>>
> >>>> Or use this Download link:
> >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...0-081805b2f90b
> >>>> (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
> >>>> Software Updates category offers Root Certificates update, opt to
> >>>> install
> >>>> it to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
> >>>> --
> >>>> ~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/
> >>>>
> >>>> RGT wrote:
> >>>>> Hello, I think that the iE 7 I have on my computer is really messed
> >>>>> up.
> >>>>> I
> >>>>> have noticed that unless I open the program right after booting the
> >>>>> machine
> >>>>> up, then it does not connect to the internet (i.e. if it is the first
> >>>>> program to be openned, it works, if it is the second or later, it does
> >>>>> not). Since email still works throughout, I know that the issue is
> >>>>> not
> >>>>> with my server or provider. Second, i cannot find anywhere an option
> >>>>> to
> >>>>> launch IE without add-ons. It is not there when I right click on the
> >>>>> desktop icon and it is not to be found in the System Tools folder.
> >>>>> Third,
> >>>>> I noticed that IE 7 appears in two different directories - C:\Program
> >>>>> Files
> >>>>> and C:\Windows, although the latter directory contains many more
> >>>>> files.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I did have IE 7 for a while, then switched to Firefox, and now after
> >>>>> uninstalling Firefox am back with IE. Could that be the source of the
> >>>>> problem?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I am running WIN XP SP-3.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Any advice very welcome indeed.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Richard

>
>

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