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Solved: Internet Explorer 6 cannot enter text in fields

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by gero, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. gero

    gero Thread Starter

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    After removing several parasites and other junk from my win-2000pro-sp4 machine, Internet Explorer fails to focus on text fields of forms. I am NOT able to enter any text like e.g. user, password etc. this happens on ANY site which asks for text. Netscape works fine. I checked and rechecked security settings, scripts enable, java, etc
    I did NOT reinstall IE6 because that is not so trivial, and off the point, I guess !!??

    ALSO, in the TEMP folder I am NOT able to remove some stuff... folders like "history", "webshots temp" and a few others... !!?? Even tried in fail-safe, and escaping from current shell, to no avail, not even in command mode !
    All with admin privileges of course.
    On other identical machine/systems, I have NO problem cleaning the C:\WINNT\TEMP folder, anytime in normal mode.

    PLEASE HELP !! :)
     
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    How to Repair or Return to Previous Internet Explorer Installation
    If the Internet Explorer Repair Tool Verification does not work, or if Internet Explorer 5 is not listed in the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel, you may be able to start the Internet Explorer Repair tool from a command prompt. To do so, click Start, click Run, and then in the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK:
    rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE6Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g "C:\WINDOWS\IE Uninstall Log.Txt"
    NOTE: This command is case sensitive.


    If this does not work, you might want to uninstall Windows Explorer and reinstall, the link has directions.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293907
     
  3. gero

    gero Thread Starter

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    sorry, forgott to add that not being able to type text in IE6 text fields only happens in user profiles(advanced).
    Under Administrator, IE works ok. If I give the user-profile admin rights, IE also behaves OK, but if I restrict the user profile to advanced, the prbl. is there agai. BTW, this happens with newly created users as well !!

    Also, I run http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm which was reccomended in other forum: http://forums.techguy.org/t326492.htm but to no avail :-(
     
  4. gero

    gero Thread Starter

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    Sorry, my mistake/oversight... actually was not using IE6 but IE5.
    Also noticed that HELP > content... and other options did NOT display anything not even under Admin privileges.
    Further, general problem: NOT able to mark/copy ANY text on page...
    (not just text field entry).
    After realizing I had IE5, just WinUpdated to IE6, and that did the job.
    (so many PCs here, so many back and forth with tests installs and uninstalls, that I mixed up :-(
    anyway THANKS !! :)
     
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