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Old 06-29-02, 03:33 PM
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Internet Explorer repair function missing

ME is the OS that came with my PC.

I am having a recurring *.dll and total lock-up problem.

One possible solution seems to be to use the Internet Explorer "repair" function that you might expect to find via "add/remove" programs in the control panel.

I've found a couple of other potential ways of fixing the dll that seems to be at the root of this and am intending to try them but....

.... I wondered if anyone had any ideas as to why Internet Explorer is not offered as an option in the add/remove programs screen.

[Edit: talking about my set-up here. No doubt other people are able to use this function. Sadly, I cannot ]

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Old 06-29-02, 03:42 PM
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It's not in mine in Win2K either. Reason? Because they don't want you removing it. It's not in the Windows components part of the add/remove programs either.
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Old 06-29-02, 04:13 PM
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Can't you go to start>programs>accessories>system tools>system info>tools> IE repair tool? I've not used WinMe for a while, though.
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Old 06-29-02, 06:28 PM
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grr1, sadly no. One of my other options involved taking that route to repair the dll and the list of suggested actions faltered in that case also because one of the later options was missing.

My workaround was to download a fresh vershion of mshtml.dll from a help site and do a swap after opening up in safe mode. Sadly that did not fix the freeze-up and also took away an automatic refreshing otpion and the ability to rightclick!

I've just found a copy of IE6 (on a CD that came free with a computer magazine) and installed it. I am hoping that this will fix things. I guess I should go to the Windows update page and see what service packs there are waitinng to be downloaded!

One interesting side-effect, given my initial post, is that the program does now feature in the add/remove programs option in Control Panel! Perhaps it was something to do with the OEM version....?
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Old 06-29-02, 06:59 PM
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Yeah, that is pretty weird that tool was not there.

Almost a year ago, I had the same problem on Win98SE, and what I did was had it formatted and reinstalled, since it was time to do that anyway.

Hope everything is working now.
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Old 06-29-02, 08:10 PM
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You can't Add/Remove it because IE is an "inextricable component of the operating system." Or so Microsoft would have the courts believe.

In any case, probably the easiest way to fix IE is to just download the IE installer (http://www.microsoft.com/ie/) and reinstall it, either the same version or a newer version. That should replace/restore any corrupted/missing dll's.
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Old 07-01-02, 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by Todd B.
[....] just download the IE installer (http://www.microsoft.com/ie/) and reinstall it, either the same version or a newer version. That should replace/restore any corrupted/missing dll's.
I reinstalled a couple of posts back

I seem to be getting longer between freezes now but it is still happening - which is doubleplusungood in my book.

I may have to bite the bullet, back up a few files and use the Ghost Image....

.... well I did that and the freezes are not so frequent but still happening. I wonder if that means it is really hardware; perhaps hard-drive related ???

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Update your video drivers. Years ago I found that some drivers gave IE indigestion. Just a wild guess...
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