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Windows 7: Trying to Repair Windows 7

12 May 2010   #1
IrishLefty

Windows 7
 
 
Trying to Repair Windows 7

First - I hope that this is the correct forum for this problem.
Somehow I corrupted several files within Windows 7 and when I try to use my OEM disk to repair Windows, all I get is a message that it cannot find the "virtual machine" and then that's as far as I can get.
IE-8 is the major problem - it won't run at all. There are several other things, but they may be related to IE-8's problem.
I cannot download a new copy of IE-8 from Microsoft because they say it's on my disc.
Any ideas?
Thank you.
Bob


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12 May 2010   #2
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

try to restore IE8 to default by resetting .... anybody can download IE8 from MS... I think resetting is a better answer
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12 May 2010   #3
IrishLefty

Windows 7
 
 

First, thank you for responding. How do I "reset" IE-8? I cannot even open it. It reminds me of when the registry goes completely bonkers and you lose all interconnections.

There is no download of IE-8 for Windows 7. Microsoft says that it's on the Windows disc, so they don't provide it. IE-8 is downloadable for other versions of Windows - would those work with Win7?
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12 May 2010   #4
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

to reset IE8:
from the browser > tools>internet option > advance>reset >apply> Ok
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13 May 2010   #5
IrishLefty

Windows 7
 
 

MadMan -
I truly appreciate you responding to my posts regarding the problem I have. Unfortunately, as I said previously, I cannot open IE-8 at all, therefore there is no way I can do as you suggest. Any other ideas?
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14 May 2010   #6
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Can you logon in safe mode ?
To download a fresh one go to http://extras.uk.msn.com/internet-explorer-8/
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14 May 2010   #7
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

If safe mode didn't work try to :
remove ie8 How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?
Download fresh copy http://ie8.msn.com/microsoft/interne...en-gb/ie8.aspx
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16 May 2010   #8
IrishLefty

Windows 7
 
 

MadMan -
I thank you for trying, but nothing worked. Apparently the registry was so damaged that the only thing that could be done was to start all over again and completely reload Windows from scratch. It now works fine. Thanks again.
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