Repairing Internet Exp. / Outlook Express XP

you are having any of the following problems, you may find that repairing your Internet Explorer / Outlook Express application may help.

  1. If you click a hyperlink in an email message:
  • A blank page opens
  • The hyperlink does not function at all
  • You receive an error message
  1. Unable to type in text boxes in a search engine or website.
  2. Address bar search does not work.
  3. Or, if you encounter various error messages while browsing.

To fix most problems concerning IE/OE:

Go to Start>> Run. Type in:

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\inf\ie.inf [Enter]

(for accuracy, it is best to copy and paste the entire above command)

Or, you can repair IE/OE manually:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x Repair for Windows XP:

  1. Go to Start>> Run. Type in: sfc /scannow [Enter]

(Notice the space between sfc and /scannow)

  1. Follow the onscreen prompts during the System File Checker process.
  2. Reboot your machine when completed.

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