Cannot find iexplorer.exe

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December 30, 2008 at 12:21:39
Specs: Windows XP, Athlon 64 x2 / 4gb ram
I did a search and found an old article, but unfortunately it was of no help to me.

For whatever reason, Internet Explorer does not work. It's not a shortcut problem, as I can see the executable in prog files. I tried toe Registry fix from Doug, it didn't help unfortunately. I've done scans with:

Spy hunter
Spy sweeper
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Tuneup Utilities
Kaspersky Anti Virus
AVG Anti Virus

I think that's it. Regardless, I've done all the scans my poor PC can handle. (That's not true, I'm doing a Trend Micro one right now)

I've tried un-installing IE, rebooting, re-installing, rebooting - Didn't work
I've tried re-downloading IE 7, didn't work

I have NOT tried downloading the Beta, but I'd rather not. This is on a business computer, and I need this resolved ASAP.

Thank you for your help.


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#1
December 30, 2008 at 12:38:07
If you don't already have the SP3 update for Windows XP installed, I would try that first. If that doesn't work, try running "SFC /SCANNOW". Finally, if that doesn't work, try a repair install of XP. Good luck!

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#2
December 30, 2008 at 12:41:26
Already have SP3, I can't do a repair install of Windows - It's a long story. Why isn't there a fix to thisssss lol.

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#3
December 30, 2008 at 13:04:29
Did you try running "SFC /SCANNOW"?

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#4
December 30, 2008 at 13:19:35
The Midnighter, The correct file name for Internet Explorer is IEXPLORE.EXE NOT iexplorer.exe. It should be located in your "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer folder assuming that C is the letter of the hard drive that Windows is installed on.

Note the difference in spelling.

Tufenuf


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#5
December 30, 2008 at 14:43:56
Did you try establishing an internet connection by accessing Internet Options in Control Panel?

If using a dial up connection you should first install the modem drivers.

If this business computer is part of a network or domain establish that the computer is properly configured to run there.


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#6
December 30, 2008 at 15:33:14
Yes, I tried the SFC /SCANNOW - did not help.
No, it's not on Dial up.
No, it's got nothing to do with the spelling, that was my own "bad"
Yes, it is setup properly in the Internet Properties.

This is either extremely simple, or extremely complicated, myself and a room full of university taught tech-geeks cannot figure this out. w...t.......f?


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#7
December 30, 2008 at 15:37:30
What happens if you double-click on an HTML or MHT file instead of trying to open IE directly? Also, what if you click Start, then Run, and enter "iexplore http://www.google.com/"? Does "iexplore.exe" appear on the task list?

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#8
December 30, 2008 at 15:45:19
It opens with Firefox, it's fortunately what's kept this thing floating so far. iexplore.exe does not appear in the task list at all, ever.

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#9
December 30, 2008 at 15:54:49
Even MHT files open with Firefox?

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#10
December 30, 2008 at 15:59:50
Ah, no sorry - It says it cannot find "Path\new.mht"

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#11
December 30, 2008 at 16:10:30
My only other suggestion would be to clear the Internet cache. I've heard this helps sometimes. Perhaps run CCleaner (a very good program which I highly recommend). If that doesn't work, then you'll most likely be forced to tell your business that you have to have Windows reinstalled.

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#12
January 6, 2009 at 20:23:54
Delete the following registry entry and all will be fixed....


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\iexplorer.exe

Take care


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#13
January 7, 2009 at 07:10:49
Yes! That did it, thank you so much!

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#14
March 16, 2009 at 10:39:33
THANK YOU!!! .. deleting iexplorer.exe from the registry worked for me too ...

keep the good work guys.. ur great!


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