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Temperamental browser sometimes works/doesn't work (m)

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by thurbaluva, Feb 2, 2005.

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  1. thurbaluva

    thurbaluva Thread Starter

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    ...all the while being connected via dial-up. In other words, I can dial-up to the internet and be connected, but my browser may or may not load pages. It becomes a trial-and-error thing, where if the browser doesn't load the pages, I disconnect from the internet and reconnect. Eventually, I'll get a "good connection" and be able to search the 'net. Initially, I thought I was "Working Offline" while I was connected to the 'net.

    To clarify: I always have a working connection to the 'net. It's just a matter of whether MSIE "wants" to load the pages or not.

    Before yesterday, I never had a problem with it; I would connect to the 'net and BOOM!, I'd be ready to go. I should also say that I was working with files in the C:\WINDOWS directory...messing with files and whatnot. I think what may be causing the unsavory behavior is that I touched, moved, altered, something that I shouldn't have and now it's giving the browser problems. It's my sister's computer...help!

    Basics:
    MSIE 6
    Windows 98
    Gateway G6-333e
    Pentium II
    32mb RAM
     
  2. dr20

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    The first thing you can try is a repair of IE. If your version is 5.5 go to the Start button > Run and copy and paste the command below exactly as you see it:

    rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE5Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\
    Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g "C:\WINDOWS\IE Uninstall Log.Txt"


    If the browser version is IE 6 the command instead would be:

    rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE6Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\
    Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g "C:\WINDOWS\IE Uninstall Log.Txt"

    When the small box pops up be sure to check it to Repair the browser.
     
  3. thurbaluva

    thurbaluva Thread Starter

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    I ran the command to repair IE 6, and I thought that did the trick but the same behavior is occurring again. I am trying to wean my sister from using my computer, which is why I would like to get this issue fixed. Nonetheless, thank you for your help.
     
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