Well, I was able to get a clean copy of IE7 on a CD at a friend's house.
While I was there I went ahead and made a CD with IE8 on it just in case.
When I returned home I thought I'd first uninstall the corrupted IE7 and then
reinstall it from the CD but IE7 wasn't listed as an application in the
Add/Remove Programs or in the Revo-Uninstaller list of Applications so went
ahead and installed the clean copy from the CD. The install went fine but
when I checked to see if things were back to normal, I discovered that things
were exactly the same as before the clean install. So, I decided all I had
left to try was the IE8 install CD. After the install completed, I
discovered that all problems were corrected. Although I'm leery of using
IE8, I'm afraid to try to uninstall it using Add/Remove Programs to see if it
reverts back to a good copy of IE7.
> Thanks for the suggestion to reverse my System Restore Leonard. I had high
> hopes that it would solve all my problems but unfortunately my computer was
> unable to do the reverse. In the future I'll know to simply uninstall
> Internet Explorer in order to revert back to my previous version instead of
> doing a system restore. Thanks again for your suggestion.
> "Leonard Grey" wrote:
> > System Restore is not the correct way to uninstall IE 8 If you still
> > can, reverse the restore and uninstall IE 8 (which restores your
> > previous version of Internet Explorer.)
> > "How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?"
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
> > ---
> > Leonard Grey
> > Errare humanum est
> > tincan866 wrote:
> > > After installing IE8, I began to notice problems so I did a system restore to
> > > a time before the install, reverting back to IE7. After this was done, I
> > > noticed numerous problems with IE7. The ones I've found so far are as
> > > follows:
> > >
> > > No Toolbar under the URL link box
> > > No Download box so no way to download anything
> > > No Internet Options file (Inetcpl.cpl)
> > > No Titles on open webpage tabs at the bottom
> > > No Right-click in webpages
> > > No Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) mode
> > > Delete button not working
> > >
> > > Surprisingly, I can still access webpages and Outlook 6 is still working
> > > fine. Since IE7 is my only web browser and I don't have the program saved to
> > > my hard drive, to my knowledge, I can't completely uninstall IE7 as that
> > > would leave me with no way to do a reinstall.
> > >
> > > I'm using Windows XP SP3. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
> > > I'm going to ask a friend to download a clean copy of IE7 to a CD for me so I
> > > can uninstall my bad copy and reinstall from the CD. I can't think of
> > > anything else to try.