"Peter Ellis" <Peter Ellis@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in message
> Recently I had a message about changing my Internet default to another
> supplier. I did not make a change and, at first, there were no changes.
> However, halfway during the day my connection stopped working.
Perhaps your Home page changed? Use Internet Options to change it back to
:Blank. Then retry. If you can't start IE normally then, you can
try No Add-ons mode. E.g. Run... (press Win-R and enter
iexplore.exe -nohome -extoff
> I couldn't trace the program in my system so I can't un-install and when I
> try to install again am advised that I already have the Explorer 8.
That could just be a deficiency in your Windows Explorer search setup. In
order to guarantee that something is not there I would use an elevated
Command Prompt (aka Administrator cmd window) in which you would enter these
cd /d c:\
That's assuming that you would expect to find it on the C: drive of course.
Change the drive letter in the first command if you have other drives or
partitions that you want to search as well.
> Perhaps I've lost the link on the Start lisitng.
That's possible. Right-click the STart menu's Start button and use
Properties, Customize... I'm on W7 ATM but I think that's where you can
find it. In that case it is also necessary to have IE checked in the
Control Panel's Add Remove Program's Add Remove Windows Components tool.
E.g. read the help description when you select that item.
> How can I get the Explorer back - with Google Chrome which I am now
> using -
> I do not get the page layout I am used to and favourites are nowhere to be
Perhaps Google changed to your default browser? Check with the Set
Defaults tool, also accessed via the Control Panel's Add Remove Programs
applet if you don't have it in your Start menu.