How To: Force IE 6 to Reinstall:
Start - Search - Files (type) "wininit.ini" (no quotes)
(If found) Right-click and select: Rename [example - wininit.old]
Download a new version of ie6setup.exe from:
Select the option to Save to Disk [example - C:\Download]
Now close *all* instances of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
Start - Search - Files (type) "ie6setup.exe" (no quotes)
Right-click and select: Rename [example - ie6setup.old]
Next, Open Windows Explorer, delete the *entire* contents of Windows\Temp
Single-click on your C:\ folder (to highlight)
Create a new folder - File - New - Folder, name = Download
Next, clear your TIF files via the Control Panel
Internet Options | General tab | Delete Files button
Select the option to also "delete all offline items"
Internet Options | General tab | Settings button
Reset the TIF cache size to 50mb, click Apply\Ok
Next, also clear the "History", reset time saved to 14 days.
Click Apply\Ok and exit from the Control Panel.
Create a Desktop shortcut to [example - C:\Download\ie6setup.exe]
Double-click to start the install (while online)
Select the option to install *just* the browser, and continue.
Once completed, reboot and go online again.
Double-click on the IE setup Desktop shortcut,
Run the install again, select components not in bold.
Select the desired options, *only* install 1 or 2 components at a time.
Reboot and repeat as needed. Once completed delete the Desktop shortcut
Delete the *entire* contents of Windows\Temp again. Clear your TIF again.
Once you are satisfied that IE operates correctly run Defrag
Mike Burgess Microsoft MVP XP
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