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Can't download or Internet explorer

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jbyrd, Jan 29, 2005.

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  1. jbyrd

    jbyrd Thread Starter

    Jan 28, 2005
    HELP!! I have an old hp pavilion 7145 with windows 98. For some reason i can't download without getting "connection with server was reset". Checked internet explorers connection and the computer says"(program?/file?: iexeplore.exe" can't be located. Any suggestions?
  2. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Moderator Malware Specialist

    Jul 1, 2003
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    First delete all temporary files in the computer:

    Go to Start->Find->Files and folders. Select drive C: and all its subfolders to look in. search for the following strings one by one and delete all files and folders found:


    Open internet options in the Control Panel. Delete all Temporary Internet Files, including the Offline Contents. Delete Cookies and history. Restart the computer.

    Download and run Hijackthis. Save this file in an specific folder labeled Hijackthis. Run a Scan and Save the log. Copy and Paste its contents in a reply. Here is the link:


    If unable to download due to the same reasons, run Msconfig (Start->Run, type Msconfig and click Ok. select the Startup tab. Deselect all programs from the list except for Systemtray and ScanRegistry. Click Apply, then Ok, restart the computer when prompted.

    Attempt the download.

    Is successful, before running Hijackthis, run Msconfig again and select all programs in the Startup tab. Restart the computer when prompted and run the Scan.

    If unsuccessful, search for the correspoding file:

    ie5setup.exe [If running Internet Explorer 5.0]

    ie6setup.exe [If running internet Explorer 6.0]

    Once found, double click on this file and reinstall all components. Repeat the processes above.
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