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bad sectors gone crazy?

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  1. rosh325

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    Hey all,
    I recently ran into problems with my laptop (probably caused by it overheating)...after running scan disk and repairing around 30 bad sectors, all seems well, except for one problem. Everytime i try to use internet explorer/navigate to a page, a download window pops up and the file name is the html of the website i am trying to visit. For example, if i go to AOL, i'll get a download window for "main.html" How do i fix this? I can not even get online to download a new browser (not that i want one)
     
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    There may have been some files lost or corrupted in the bad areas of the hard drive.

    Or it could be something just with Internet Explorer. If you go to ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in the Control Panel you can do a Repair on Internet Explorer by slecting it from the list.

    If that doesn't work then it might be worth taking a look at a Hijactkthis log for problems like adware: http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
     
  3. rosh325

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    HI....where in Add/remove programs is IE...i only see a fix for IE listed..not IE itself
     
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    Its a native Win aplication , try "Ad/Remove Windows Components" in the "Add/remove Programs window" left part of the window (y)
     
  5. rosh325

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    so i go to add/remove windows components..then uncheck IE? And this will repair it?
     
  6. deHakkelaar

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    Yep uncheck it 1st & after its un-installed , re check it again to install IE again or maybe there is a repair option.

    Ps. you probably need the windows setup CD

    Good luck.
     
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    hey all,
    well here's an update...in XP..if you remove IE from the add/remove windows components, the only thing that happens is that access to IE is lost, but it does not actually uninstall/repair IE. Any more suggestions? I'm getting pretty desparate and dont necessarily feel like doing the repair option with XP (b/c if i still cant get online, I won't be able to reinstall SP1)
     
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    Did you checked the box again to install IE again ?
    Depending on the release version of the CD , sometimes SP1 is on there.
     
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