Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:28 pm

I hope you guys can help me with this. I installed IE 8 a couple of nights ago and now I can't even get into it. I haven't been able to since the install. :mad: I tried a system restore and rebooting several times. I unplugged all the cables on the tower and waited until the little green light inside went out. Then I pressed the power button for 5 seconds (DELL told me to do this once). I plugged everything back in, started it up and still no internet. I can get everything else including Outlook Express. I'm not to computer savy so any ideas you guys have for me would be great. Thanks.

Bob
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: spc On: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:42 pm

Not sure if you can remove IE 8 through add/remove programs, if its there remove it. Try installing firefox web browser. Use another PC to download it & copy it to the problem PC. Good luck.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:31 pm

Tool bar conflict or a bad launch of the 'welcome to IE8' tab hoses IE 8 on install.
In 'Folder Options' click the show hidden folders to see this folder...
C:\WINDOWS\ie8\spuninst
Inside find...
spuninst.exe
to...
uninstall IE8
then try to install IE 8 again after you clean the machine of old toolbars and viruses and malware...
mostly toolbars...
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:51 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:Tool bar conflict or a bad launch of the 'welcome to IE8' tab hoses IE 8 on install.
In 'Folder Options' click the show hidden folders to see this folder...
C:\WINDOWS\ie8\spuninst
Inside find...
spuninst.exe
to...
uninstall IE8
then try to install IE 8 again after you clean the machine of old toolbars and viruses and malware...
mostly toolbars...



Cape, you lost me! :lol: How do I get to "Folder Options"? Like I said, I'm not to computer savy. I just know a little more than the basics.
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:30 am

sterling40man wrote:Cape, you lost me! :lol: How do I get to "Folder Options"? Like I said, I'm not to computer savy. I just know a little more than the basics.

Is the OS Vista?
With the folder open, click on the 'ORGANIZE' button in the upper left of it, then click on "Folders and Search Options". Then click on the VIEW tab, then select the "Show Hidden Files and Folders" option under the "Hidden files and Folders" Heading.
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:49 am

XP...
Navigate to the folder mentioned...
Open the Folder...
Then click on ...
Tools
Folder Options
View
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:33 am

Thanks guys. I'll let you know if I fix it.

Bob
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
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Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:55 am

Ice out yet? If not, put the cpu on the ice floe and sat goodbye. Now you know why everyone is so skeptical of anything new no matter who introduces it. PITA is the key word for computers. Kinda like women, terrific when they are running right, lethal when they aren't. PS: has your wife figured out that you were telling her "Hog Tales" about coal usage? :doh:

Good luck with the computer issue, we've all been there.

Did you notice someone torched freddy's topless donut shop down in Vasselboro? 55, and still acting like a kid! We will have to give him a lesson in "Acceptable Community Standards".

:blowup: :blowup: bop2 :secret: :down: :gee: :bop:
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:08 am

whistlenut wrote:Ice out yet? If not, put the cpu on the ice floe and sat goodbye. Now you know why everyone is so skeptical of anything new no matter who introduces it. PITA is the key word for computers. Kinda like women, terrific when they are running right, lethal when they aren't. PS: has your wife figured out that you were telling her "Hog Tales" about coal usage? :doh:

Good luck with the computer issue, we've all been there.

Did you notice someone torched freddy's topless donut shop down in Vasselboro? 55, and still acting like a kid! We will have to give him a lesson in "Acceptable Community Standards".

:blowup: :blowup: bop2 :secret: :down: :gee: :bop:


I hear you Doug!! I'm about ready to throw that thing out the window!!
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:44 am

Hello guys,
I just installed IE8 and am now having major problems with this PC. I knew I shouldn't have done it!!!! I just barely got it up and running this morning. It gives me a black screen and says windows couldn't load because so and so file couldn't be found, and it's not the same one each time. I just was able to do a restore point so windows started this time. I also put a different cd burner in, and downloaded a supposedly free program called Driver Detective. Well the download is free, but once it tells you all your drivers are out of date it wants $29.95. I uninstalled that nightmare but maybe it is the culprit.
Now I have to reinstall XP I guess, big pain in the ass.
Too nice of a day already to sit inside anyway!!!!!!!
Dann757
 

Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:22 am

Up and running again!! :dancing: I tried to do what you guys said with no luck at all. I downloaded IE 8 on my thumb drive and reinstalled it. I think the problem was "add-on buttons". I have a couple of them including Google tool bar. It said that IE 8 would not work well with it and I had to disable it. I didn't do this the first time. Seems to be running fine now. Thanks for the help guys. :D

Bob
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
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Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:21 am

You can see if the add-ons have updates...
in a browser window...
Tools
Internet Options
Programs
Manage Add-ons

Just mess with one at a time
Isolate and destroy!
CapeCoaler
 
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:55 am

CapeCoaler wrote:Isolate and destroy!


Will do Cape!!
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: europachris On: Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:05 pm

I "upgraded" to IE8 on our PC (older one with a Pentium 4 and XP Media Center) which previously worked great (if getting a little slow). After the "upgrade" it wouldn't even boot, giving a "missing or corrupt hal.dll file" error. I bought a "rescue" software package and got the thing to at least boot, but no manner of uninstalling IE8, reinstalling IE7, or SP2 or SP3 or anything would get IE up and running in any version. At least the computer was otherwise functional and I use Firefox anyway, but still it pi$$ed me off. I spent a weekend on it before I finally just restored the entire system from about a 6 week old backup after saving off any new files since that date to the USB hard drive.

After the restore, all was well again, but after I looked around, it seems there are a LOT of issues with IE8, so I'm staying real far away from that POS!

Chris
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Re: Just installed Internet Explorer 8! Help!

PostBy: coalmeister On: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:18 pm

Screw IE! I haven't used it in years, Firefox all the way, no bugs either
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