I made the mistake of trying to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 2000. I more or less followed the Microsoft Technet article 293907 which says remove it through Add/Remove programs. I follwed the advice in that article and when IE wasn't in add/remove programs, I ran w2kexcp.exe /u from the Internet Explorer\IE Uninstall folder from a command line. While running w2kexcep.exe it got about 3/4 through and then said something like it couldn't restore previous version and failed. I conceded defeat and resinstalled IE 6 with sp latest and the various MS updates. Since then I've so far found the following behaviour (and also rebooted several times): When I double click Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel nothing happens. I cannot move icons from my desktop, though I seem to be able to delete them. I cannot copy or move files in Windows explorer. What can I do to fix what ever I (or MS) managed to muck up? Thanks for any help.