You have a very serious hijackware infection (and I notice that you mention
nothing about an anti-virus or anti-spyware application in your post). A
Repair Install will not resolve it, only a format & clean install. Or you
1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
2. Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!) in Safe
Mode with Networking, if need be:
3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
**Seek expert assistance in
, or other appropriate forums.**
If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
Gary Wardell wrote:
> OS= XP Sp2
> IE 6 Sp 2
> I'm having a problem where typing a URL into the address bar result in a
> message box that says "Application not found".
> IE displays the home mage with no problem.
> Also, clicking "Windows Update" in the start menu also results in
> "Application Not Found".
> Also, the IE desktop shortcut does not have an "Open Home Page" selection,
> The top right-click menu choice is "Create Shortcut".
> The only way I can get IE to run at all is from the Start/Programs Menu
> I have tried:
> Repairing the OS. "Selecting "R" in the setup.
> Doing an "Inplace Upgrade" of the OS. KB315341
> Reinstalling SP2.
> Doing a "clean boot" as per KB 310353.
> Disabling all add-ins.
> Resetting the websetings to defaults.
> Deleting cookies and cache and offline content.
> So far nothing helps.
> At the present I am convinced that it must be a registry problem, but have
> not been able to get anything to rebuild IEs registry keys.
> Any suggestions?