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Windows 7: Internet Options Won't Open/Internet Explorer Won't Launch


03 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 
Internet Options Won't Open/Internet Explorer Won't Launch

I've been having this problem for about a year now, and I just can't get it fixed. Whenever I try to open Internet Explorer it just flashes for less than a second, and then automatically closes. Also, I can't open Internet Options. I try to click on it from the Control Panel, but nothing happens. I try to enter inetcpl.cpl in Run, but nothing happens.

However, i've read on some other forums and threads here about looking for "inetcpl.cpl" in the System32 folder, and it is NOT there on my computer. I really don't know what to do now.
EDIT: After using Microsoft's Fix It program, inetcpl.cpl is back in the System32 folder, but nothing happens when I click on it. I tried to access it through the browsing fuction of Run, but it doesn't sure up there. Maybe that's normal, but I thought I should note it anyway.

NOTE: If this belows in a different section, please move it. I wasn't really sure.


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03 Jul 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello Dmack mate try these first if you haven't already. Disk Check

and

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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04 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

Already tried SFC /SCANNOW, and that didn't work. Disk Check takes about 3 hours on my computer, so i'll have to let it run overnight and see if it fixes anything.
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04 Jul 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Ok mate keep us posted in the meantime will keep having a scout around for some answers but I am suspecting that the registry entry for the IE is corrupted somehow

But before you do the check run some on call scanners

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ download this one from bleeping computer

http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/tdsskiller this one look for the tiny print

They don't take long to do

Oh by the way what antivirus are you running and some system specs would help too D
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08 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

Nope, none of these worked.

I'm using Windows 7, 64-bit. Service Pack #1.
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08 Jul 2013   #6

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Have a read here, Top 3 fixes for: Internet Explorer won't start, IE7, IE8, IE9 opens then closes immediately it may be of help seems like quite a few happy chappy's used this who have had similar problems and got IE working again. Always make a restore point before doing any changes and I have not used this so use at your own risk.
Hope it may be of help
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08 Jul 2013   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Yep mate try what Bright Blessings says and remember to post back what Toshiba you have I have done some work on these things and own two myself - might give us a better idea of what we are dealing with .
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14 Sep 2014   #8

Win 7 Home Premium- 64 bit
 
 

I had the same problem. I have a SSD (Cthat I use as my primary boot drive and a second HDD (D for software installs/data. I changed my system registry to point to the D drive for software. I then copied my two program directories (Program Files and Program Files (x86)) to the dD drive and I now install all software there.

All that done, it seems that Internet explorer still installs and needs to run from the C: drive. I have even copied Internet Explorer from C:/Program Files to D:/Program Files and I can't run it from the D: drive. However, if I go to C:/Program Files and run it from there it runs just fine. So, I placed a shortcut and pinned it to my desktop and now it's working fine. . . so far.
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15 Sep 2014   #9

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome wfbaca mate I am a little confused as to why you are so concerned about running IE from the C: drive and why you want to run just about everything from the D: drive.
Personally I just boot and run a few programs from my 256GB SSD and the two other spinners for backing up and storing programs.
I am now assuming the SSD you have is either very small or you don't like using it??
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15 Sep 2014   #10

Win 7 Home Premium- 64 bit
 
 

I'm not dead-set on running it from the D drive. Given that SSD drives are significantly smaller than HDD I was just trying to keep as many programs as possible off the C drive.

I was tired of not being able to use IE and had a hunch that for some reason th fact that it was trying to run from the D drive might be the issue . . . and it was.
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