Help! im in a jam!!!

August 9, 2009 at 06:35:49
Specs: Windows XP
last night i installed google chrome for my browser. I didn't like it and removed it, well it took my internet exployer with it, now i'm screwed,it took my internet exployer 6 with it and i have NO browser! I have tried restore twice, won't work. I can't get online to redownload it either.
This is my work computer and I need it back right now....oh, i'm in trouble...
Can anyone tell me what to do?
Is there a CD I can buy to directly install it, since I can't get online?
Thank you for your time to answer.

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#1
August 9, 2009 at 06:47:01
Did it remove just the shortcut or the whole program?

It may still be there.....open windows explorer and look in programs .

Or...on the computer you are using...download firefox portable and put it on a flash drive or cd....

Not in the recycle bin either?


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#2
August 9, 2009 at 06:51:29
Look for IE at the following location, and create a shortcut ---

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE


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#3
August 9, 2009 at 07:24:26
ok i'll try this.
I have a white page when i open internet exployer. Before I tried any of your suggestions, i went to the pc and clicked on the yahoo search bar and up came windows. However when i click on the internet exployer bar it comes up web page cannot be displayed. Then further when i click on my desk top shortcuts, it says it windows cannot open this file. It gave me an option to open it in another program, and when i clicked internet exployer, it opened it. Seems that this is going t be a pain staking progess as I have many short cuts for work on my desktop.
Is there a way to restore this or am i stuck doing it one at a time?
I am so grateful that i have this much and a big relief of sigh...

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#4
August 9, 2009 at 07:38:18
Are you unable to run system restore?

I forgot, if you don't know how:

1. Click Start -- All Programs -- Accessories -- System Tools & click System Restore.

2. From there, click Restore my computer to an earlier time & click Next.

3. Then select a date from the calendar (prior to last night) that you'd like to restore the system state to & click Next.

4. When you're done restart your machine.

Windows 7 News!


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#5
August 9, 2009 at 09:43:52
If you are sure that your IE is deleted, then click on the START button, lower
left hand corner.

Then click on SETTINGS.

Then click on CONTROL PANEL.

Then click on ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS.

On the left hand side, click on ADD/REMOVE WINDOWS COMPONENTS.

Scroll down until you see Internet Explorer, and put a check mark infront of
it.


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#6
August 9, 2009 at 12:42:19
Luuezz, I don't know if it will speed things up, but Doug Knox has a page with fixes to restore file associations:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...


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#7
August 9, 2009 at 13:37:29
Thanks everyone for your help tips.
Here is my problem, I do indeed have internet exployer BUT each and every time I click on a desktop shortcut a new box opens up Recommend Programs. Choose the program that you want to open this file with. I choose internet exployer, then i check the box to always use this to open this shortcut and then click ok.
Well guess what it is not remembering it. I have to go through this procedure each and everytime to open up my desk top shortcuts. What the hell...I don't understand why it is doing this. I have folders and folders of shortcuts, this is crazy.
Can someone tell me where I can fix this? Everything else is working fine except this recommended programs feature choose the program....?
Thank You in advance Luuezz

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#8
August 9, 2009 at 13:59:17
You say "removed" Chrome. If you just deleted something then you could try installing it again and see if a proper uninstall is provided.

The BAT file on here (Doug Knox again) claims to restore "all" MS default associtions:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_...

This would still leave you with third party programs to fix but it might be a start.

some other bloke...


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#9
August 9, 2009 at 14:27:19
I unistalled it properly.
I am not sure how to do zip files.

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#10
August 9, 2009 at 14:45:43
The BAT file on here (Doug Knox again) claims to restore "all" MS default associtions:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_...


I just followed the directions and no improvement


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#11
August 9, 2009 at 14:59:09
I have tried both Doug Knox's tips and registry adds, still the same prompt too add a program to open the file with.

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#12
August 9, 2009 at 15:52:28
I'm short of ideas but can you clarify something please?

You say you have a stack of desktop shortcuts which you are trying to open with IE. Are these all shortcuts which are appropriate to IE - pictures or links to the Internet come to mind?

Perhaps a couple of examples of what they are "shortcuts to" might help me somehow. What are the targets in Propeties of some of these shortcuts?

some other bloke...


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#13
August 9, 2009 at 18:19:54
they are all web sites that i get my information from. They all worked before I downloaded Google Chrome, just like they would on your desk top.

I have tried to delete them and start a fresh shortcut, but I get the same error, so...I am stumped. Google took something with them. To be honest I am mad to say the least. I'm scared to redownload google Chrome in fear that I loose what I have...What do you think? I don't have the $$$ to take this pc to get fixed, i'm leaving for vacation Friday, this is what burns me....


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#14
August 10, 2009 at 06:48:32
The only way I can think of fixing this is a "repair install", but as you can
see it is a rather big gun and messy:-

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-...

I wonder if these shortcuts would hold using Favorites in IE instead.
If so, you could then see if they work by copying them from Favorites to
the desktop.

The other possibility is to put them inside their own links button on the
IE links bar for more immediate access.

You would still have the option to do a repair install at a more convenient time.

some other bloke...


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#15
August 12, 2009 at 15:23:54
Did you fix problem somehow or have you given up?

some other bloke...


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