Actually, I did reply to your second post on 22 February but it seems to
have gotten lost in the ozone due to the ongoing newsgroup synchronization
NB: When you reply to this post, please continue the crosspost to IE General
How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if a later version of
Internet Explorer is installed
If, as I suspect, you did not uninstall IE8 before you did the Repair
Install, your only recourse now is...
Back-up any personal data then format the hard-drive & do a clean install of
Windows. Please note that another Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade)
will NOT fix this!
HOW TO do a clean install of WinXP: See
and/or Method 1 in
After the clean install, you'll have the equivalent of a "new computer" so
take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
the machine to the internet or a local network (i.e., other computers) and
before using a flash drive or SDCard that isn't brand-new or hasn't been
4 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
Other helpful references include:
HOW TO get a computer running WinXP Gold (no Service Packs) fully patched
(after a clean install)
HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched (after a
Tip: After getting the computer fully-patched, download/install KB971029
NB: Any Norton or McAfee free-trial that came preinstalled on the computer
when you bought it will be reinstalled (but invalid) when Windows is
reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the free-trial and download/run the
appropriate removal tool before installing any updates, Windows Service
Packs or IE upgrades and before installing your new anti-virus application
(which will require WinXP SP3 to be installed).
Norton Removal Tool
McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
pradyumna via WindowsKB.com wrote:
> PA Bear: Hope that you will find time to advise me on this IE8
> pradyumna wrote:
>> PA Bear !
>> I think IE8 was installed frst (not sure)
>> Repair install: Yes,
>> Once the IE access went down, (after several combinations - since I was
>> hitting in the dark)
>> I removed SP3, reinstalled SP2 (chose upgrade option)
>> At this point, I chose Repair install for the first time.
>> Through the last 2-weeks I reinstalled the SP2 (upgrade option) /
>> update / SP3 / IE8
>> Always, the IE 7 or IE8 installation failed
>> No other applications running in the background (including KIS2010)
>> KIS Firewall ON / Windows Firewall OFF.
>> No other security applications (norton/mcafee...)
>> My system has been cleaned / Scanned with the list of tools below.
>> None of the reports indicate any problem.
>> COMODO System Cleaner
>> COMODO Antivirus
>> KIS 2010
>> AML Free Registry Cleaner
>> malware bytes anti-malware
>> super anti spyware
>> Advanced System Care Pro 3.4.1
>> Registry Mechanic 8
>> RegScrub XP
>> MS Malicious Software Removal Tool
>> Tweaknow Regcleaner Professional
>> Have tried different versions of IE8 from the net through the last
>> Windows Update / microsoft / ie8 optimised for msns / yahoo / google.
>> Everytime the installation stops at admin tool kits / language pack.
>> plesae note:
>> Tried to install without SP3 also. i.e Removed SP3, install SP2 with
>> upgrade option, Checked with SFC / scannow. then tried IE8.
>> Similar trials with SP3 installed.
>> Thank you !
>>> [Crosspost to IE General]
>> [quoted text clipped - 15 lines]
>>>> Thank you...