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Windows 7: Can't open Internet Explorer? Why not...any ideas?

07 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
Can't open Internet Explorer? Why not...any ideas?

I can't open IE -

I can open everything else but that - how do I uninstall IE and re-install maybe that is the best thing? Can't seem to find it though in my machine.

Any ideas what to do here? Thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x86; Pro x64; Home Prem x64; and others....

Hi, lister.
Any errors given?
IE8 is a feature of Windows 7. You can access this in Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)

thanks for that. Weird thing is that I don't see it in the list - doing your advice above....

I have the icon on my task bar but when I click it - nothing happens....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2012   #4
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011

What about the failsafe IE icon in the start menu? Even the IE icon?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2012   #5


Most likely reason is it hasn't shut down correctly; which can be verified and forced through Task Manager.

Have you tried invoking it without plug-ins?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro x86; Pro x64; Home Prem x64; and others....

See pic below.
Sure... try downloading IE and re-install.
Can't hurt....
Edit: IE9 installs to Program Files directory.

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08 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Note: the Windows Features list will show either IE8 or IE9, depending on whether or not IE9 has been installed (and only IE9 will show up in the installed programs list as well). If you uninstall IE9, IE8 appears in the Features list and can only be unchecked (hidden) but not uninstalled.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)

hey all - still haven't been able to fix this...very weird...

I can't even see the program in the install/ uninstall control panel list - YET - it is in the system.

If I re-install IE will it overwrite the existing package which is located in C drive? I will install it in the same location - thanks
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11 Mar 2012   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

If you navigate to the IE executable itself, will it open?

C:\program files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

If not, see if this will help.

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Same problem IE.exe missing

I have the same problem here and tried all methods given. The problem now is I can't find ".exe" in the IE folder. Strange thing is I can open Mozilla, Maxthon and Chrome. I can't open Safari and IE Explorer because no ".exe" icons to click. Even if i click it will disappear/auto close without opening browsers.

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