My internet explorer bar is blank and I also

June 19, 2011 at 13:34:37
Specs: Windows XP
My IE browser menu bar at the top of the window is blank, all that shows is the IE symbol . I have no menu bar, I cannot get inot the Internet options, and at the bottom right of window (to the left of the Internet symbol) there is a picture of what looks like an application file, and it has a red x on it. I cannot re-download my IE8, or any other IE downloads. I tried to remove the IE8 so I could reinstall it, but there was some file, which I don't remember was it, that couldn't be copied, so I had to cancel. I cannot even apply my iexplore.exe.
My yahoo toolbar is usable, and I can use the IE address search, but no other IE functions.Help!! I've tried a system restore, but that didn't help, either.

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June 20, 2011 at 11:59:38
Not the answer to everything you have described but with IE open hit the Alt key and see if any of the missing items appear. If so, right click a blank part at the top and put a check mark against what you need (Menu Bar for starters).

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June 20, 2011 at 18:27:38
I hope I'm doing this right (on making a reply). I'm new to forums, so I'm not quite sure on how these things work. Anyway, back to the subject at hand...
it doesn't help to hit the ALT button, it did nothing...it seems alot of the keyboard shortcuts don't help. I'm not a computer expert, just a novice, so I don't know some computer stuff, but I think there may be a problem with some missing files or something to that effect. There seems to be some things associated with IE that I can do, but then there's some things I can't do...for example, I found I can't copy and paste, or view some documents if IE is involved. It's really weird that's why I'm guessing there's some files missing or damaged, maybe.
By the way, I have WindowsWP, Professional, and have IE8.

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#3
June 21, 2011 at 05:08:43
If it's IE troubles the repair here might help:
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/...

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June 21, 2011 at 23:17:45
Thanks for the website referral, but I've already seen that one and I wasn't sure if it really applied to my situation. I'm a little hesitant to try some of those things because I'm afraid I might mess something up and make it worse. I'm wondering if I would have to use my WindowsXP cd to put it back, but I'm not sure if I would lose everything I have on my computer by doing that. Or maybe I would have to call my Provider. At this point, I'm getting very frustrated, and by not being very computer savy doesn't help either. In spite of it all, I'm still going to keep plugging away and I'm bound and determined to find a solution somehow.

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