Re: Can't reinstall IE6...
From: Jim Byrd (jrbyrd_at_spamlessadelphia.net)
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 19:20:45 -0700
Hi Rob - There is no direct Repair function for IE6 in XP. Here are some
alternatives to include re-installing:
1. With XP you need to go to Start|Run and type "sfc /scannow" (without the
quotes and notice the space between the c and the /.) Have your XP CD handy
and be prepared to go get a cup of coffee - it takes a while. This will do
the same thing as Repair IE6 for XP but a lot more, that is find any corrupt
system files and replace them. It does not, however, re-register the
various software components (except possibly the ones it replaces?) AFAIK.
Be aware that under certain circumstances (Win2k before SP4 - see mskb
814510, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q814510) sfc
can erroneously overwrite (restore over) previously installed files from
certain "hotfixes" which will then need to be re-installed. To check for
this, after running sfc, open a Cmd window and enter "qfecheck /v /l:c:\"
(without the quotes). If you don't have qfecheck installed, it can be
obtained for XP here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=35468 and for
Win2k, obtain qfecheck here:
2. Another alternative that works on Win2k and XP, for just IE6 repair if
you don't have IE6 listed in Add-Remove Programs, then in Start|Run then
without the quotes, exactly as shown, and select the appropriate entry.
3. If you find that you need to do a re-install of IE6 then you can
consider the following:
1) Insert the Windows installation CD in your CD-ROM drive.
2) Click Start, and click Run.
3) Copy the command prompt below in the Open box, and click OK.
Rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132
4) It will display a "File Needed" screen, click "Browse.." and browse to
<CD-ROM drive>\i386, (<CD-ROOM drive> is the drive letter of the CD-ROM,
For example, D:).
5) Click Open, click Ok, it should begin reinstalling Internet Explorer
4. Lastly, here is a link to a MSKB article about re-installing IE6/OE6:
How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows
See if that helps.
-- Please respond in the same thread. Regards, Jim Byrd, MS-MVP In news:O77u7l0eEHA.636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl, Rob Pelletier <email@example.com> typed: > Well, as I mentioned, I'm not 100% sure your posting didn't have what > I needed. However, I have been through a number of relevenat docs, > some of them in your list, and no joy yet. I will examine your list > more closely tomorrow... > > Yes, IE and XP have a relationship unlike any previous version of > Windows. However, when you get a message saying Internet Explorer > hasn't passed Logo Testing, you know something is daffy. > > By the way, if you have the opportunity to upgrade to XP, I would > still recommend it. Along with being a bit more complex, it is also > more stable and makes better use of resources. I had a client with > a newer PC, still running 98SE. She was complaining about the speed > of her accounting applications. Someone had installed 512MB of RAM > in it - with Win98! I upgraded it to XP Pro, and she has been happy > for a long time now. It runs much faster, since the memory > management in XP is better equipped to handle the extra RAM. > > Anyway, this may just be another of those many Windows issues that > don't get solved. It really irritates me that it costs so much to > have them help us to fix something that Microsoft broke -- more than > the OS costs to buy retail! > > Thanks again for your reply! > > > Rob P > > > "LuckyStrike" <LS@smokedamagedfurniture.youcandriveitawaytoday.com> > wrote in message news:%23d%23kF$zeEHA.3376@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... >> Wish I could offer more useful spot-on help for you Rob, but it is >> only something that I can "point to" and not actually say "Do This", >> as I've not run into the exact problem that you're experiencing. My >> system is W98se, and XP is a bit more complex and touchy. >> >> Perhaps someone will come along into the thread and assist. Chances >> are exponentially increased if the reply which is initially supplied >> is wrong. :-) >> >> Best of luck in arriving at a satisfactory solution. >> -- >> >> LuckyStrike >> LS@smokedamagedfurniture.youcandriveitawaytoday.com >> >> How to make a good newsgroup post: >> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm >> ------------------------------------------------------------ >> "Rob Pelletier" wrote: >>> Well, I don't have the security update they talk about in the first >>> one, and am unwilling to chance overwriting all my data by doing an >>> inplace upgrade in the second. >>> >>> I tried the sfc /scannow, and it made no difference. >>> >>> I had already found the "Tricking Windows into letting..." >>> document, and it did take me closer, but now am having the Windows >>> Logo Test failure message. After having spent a considerable amount >>> of time going through the document on that topic, I wrote to this >>> group, with the hope that someone had run into this before and >>> found a non-Microsoft solution. As much as I like working with MS >>> products, it sure can be frustrating! >>> >>> Thanks for your quick and extensive answer - you are obviously >>> someone who likes to help! >>> >>> I'm whipped for today - I will look over your posting in detail >>> tomorrow, in case I missed something. >>> >>> Rob P. >>> >>> "LuckyStrike" wrote in >>> message news:%23y000czeEHA.2044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... >>>> Rob, start with this: >>>> "The Software You Are Installing Has Not Passed Windows Logo >>>> Testing..." Error Message When You Try to Install Internet >>>> Explorer 6 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=828031 >> <snip> >>>> >>>> LuckyStrike >>>> LS@smokedamagedfurniture.youcandriveitawaytoday.com >>>> ------------------------------------------------------------ >>>> "Rob Pelletier" wrote in message >>>> news:%23ImrNBzeEHA.3532@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl... >>>>> I have a new PC with XP Pro SP1a on it. It's only a couple of >>>>> weeks old, but I am having a display problem with Outlook Web >>>>> Access (from an Exchange 2003 server). >> <snip> >>>>> >>>>> So, I thought that, since my XP Pro SP1a system is fairly new, >>>>> and has had relatively little messing around done to it so far, >>>>> it would be as good as any to use to troubleshoot. I thought I >>>>> might reinstall IE6 SP1 first, to see if maybe that was the >>>>> problem. Well, that can't be done unless you use a registry hack >>>>> to fool the install script into thinking IE6 isn't installed, >>>>> yet, but after that I keep getting a Windows Logo Testing error. >>>>> They're telling me athat IE6 SP1 hasn't passed Windows Logo >>>>> Tesing! (Geez!) >>>>> >> <snip> >>>>> >>>>> Rob Pelletier