"Ie7 from your website refused to run..."
Whose website? This is a public newsgroup consisting of your fellow
users. We don't have a website.
You installed unfinished software intended for web developers and beta
testers. Not surprisingly, it didn't work properly. So you installed it
/again./ Then you used an old restore point, so now your system is a
quaint mixture of old and new system files. Then you tried to install IE
7 on an already damaged copy of Windows. Guess what? IE 7 doesn't work
properly. Are you surprised?
1- Don't install unfinished software unless you know how to deal with
it. [E.g., virtual machine, backup system volume]
2- Ask for advice (or search the web) /before/ you try something you're
not familiar with.
For now, you can try to Reset Internet Explorer Settings:
"How to reset Internet Explorer settings"
If that doesn't restore IE 7 to full functioning, re-install Windows.
Internet Explorer is part of the Windows operating system, so a damaged
installation of Internet Explorer is a damaged installation of Windows.
Errare humanum est
> I have run ie8 rc1 for several weeks with the occasional memory error. Two
> days ago ie8 went unstable, not responding to links and refusing to
> open/close windows. So I disinstalled ie8 and reinstalled ie8, problem
> persisted. Next I disinstalled ie8 with a view to returning to ie7.
> Ie7 from your website refused to run because I have a newer Ie
> Next I system restored to last Monday.
> Re-installed ie7
> IE7 now working except it permits NO form of text input on form/fields. This
> query has been entered courtesy of firefox.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated to restore the service.
> Operating System = XP SP3
> Windows Defender
> Auto updates set on all.
> Scans in general 1-2 days
> Computer passed hardware tests
> Nothing done out of ordinary beforehand