I stopped a download..NOW IE will not open when I click on the icon

By SonnysGirl ยท 9 replies
Jul 25, 2005
  1. I can't find my boot disk for Windows 2000 PRO... what should I do?

    IE is the only thing not working... I found a sight called bootdisk.com but it has sooooo many things to download and save to a disk... Ihave no clue which is the one that I will need OR if I need it at all...


    PS I have repaired my IE but it still isn't working. What should I do?
  2. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Many questions to ask....

    What O/S are you runnning.
    What were you downloading..
    Have you tried going into safe mode and opening Iexplorer....
    Does anything happen? ex you get an IE icon on your taskbar but IE page does not come up....

    Try reboot into safe mode..... open IE.. if it works reboot back into normal mode and try it...

    Post after you try that?
  3. SonnysGirl

    SonnysGirl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Windows 2000

    It was a pop up that started downloading.. I stopped it! I have no clue what it was

    I have tired in safe mode but it isn't working.
  4. SonnysGirl

    SonnysGirl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    When I click on IE I keep getting this error message (something like this)

    explorer.exe is shutting down a log will be created. The program will need to shut down.

    I don't know if this helps?
  5. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    this is about a shot in the dark but you can give it a shot...

    try doing a system restore. go to safe mode. start>programs>system tools>system restore..
  6. SonnysGirl

    SonnysGirl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Thanks........... but it's not working either... I am about to scream! LOL

    Any other suggestions?
  7. A_DOG73

    A_DOG73 TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Do you have virus protection?

    Try running that if you do. You can also check event viewer:

    control panel
    performance and maintenance
    administrative tools
    event viewer

    check there to see if there was some error around the time it happened
  8. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Ok the obvious answer... spyware/adaware.

    do you have any spyware/adaware removal tools?
  9. A_DOG73

    A_DOG73 TS Rookie Posts: 170

    I was actually talking about "virus" protection

    Do you have norton or some other virus detection program? Try running that. For spyware/adware there are a lot of free trials. You have to search for them online. Try google. But you said your IE is not working so I don't know how you can download them. Also you can try to uninstall IE in program files and reinstall it from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx.

    Go to my computer
    c:(where c is your main hd)
    program files
    delete the IE folder

    then download IE from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx

    I dunno, usually when some program won't open or becomes corrupted, I just reinstall it and that normally fixes it. Maybe your problem is more serious but you can try that.
  10. A_DOG73

    A_DOG73 TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Oh one more thing

    This has worked for me before when I had problems with IE. Go to:

    Internet Options
    Advanced Tab
    Restore Defaults

    Maybe what you were downloading changed some of your settings.

    Couldn't hurt right
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