Can't get ie8/ie7 to work

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June 12, 2011 at 11:35:12
Specs: Windows XP Pro, AMD Athlon XP2400 + 1.5Gb RAM
Hello,

In the first place, my apologies if I have posted this question in the wrong place. I cannot find another category which seems to be more appropriate, I'm afraid.

I have trawled through all the IE8 problems on Computing.net & whilst some are similar to my own I do not seem to have found a solution that works for me.
I have tried for some time to update from IE6 to IE8 without success. I have even tried to update from IE6 to IE7 with the same result! Each time the download (from Microsoft's official site) completes - apparently successfully - but after the PC re-boots and the desktop appears, clicking on the Internet Explorer icon produces something of a webpage for just a few seconds, after which it closes down. I wonder if anyone out there has experienced similar difficulties and would be kind enough to help me solve this problem?

Peter


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#1
June 12, 2011 at 13:43:30
Might look at event logs.

In most cases like this I just reload the OS and apply all updates to OS and apps.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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June 12, 2011 at 15:13:51
Thanks very much for taking the trouble to reply to my posting, Jefro. I have actually tried re-installing IE8 and all the alternative options of it offered (optimization for Bing, MSN etc) to no avail. I have installed IE8 on another computer without any problems whatsoever but with this PC I've tried downloading all the updates and every conceivable thing I can think of. As I've said, I have also tried to put IE7 on then upgrade from that but the same thing happens with IE7 - I always have to take the PC back to IE6 to get it functioning! Sometimes this has meant putting Opera or Firefox on just to enable me to get a download of IE6! I know people swear by Firefox and others but I am used to using Internet Explorer and would much prefer to continue to do so if I possibly can.
Pete

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#3
June 12, 2011 at 17:02:04
"... clicking on the Internet Explorer icon produces something of a webpage for just a few seconds, after which it closes down."

Have you checked your Anti-Virus and Firewall programs/settings to ensure they're not blocking it for some reason?

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#4
June 12, 2011 at 18:48:34
I think you are confusing the IE with the OS.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
June 12, 2011 at 19:11:31
The issue has to do with IE, *not* the Operating System.

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