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How To Repair Internet Explorer

If you experience frequent crashes within Internet Explorer, try using the built in Repair feature. This Repair feature will not harm any of your Internet files or Favorites and only takes a few minutes to perform. But it can only be done if you installed a version of Internet Explorer that is later than the default version of your operating system. Therefore, this technical brief will help you Repair Internet Explorer.


For Windows XP

As Internet Explorer is pre-installed by default in Windows XP, it will not be listed for removal in the Add/Remove Programs Windows as depicted above. Therefore, you will have to use the System File Checker program to verify and correct any system files that are no longer intact and need repair.

  1. Begin by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on Run Icon, which will open up the Run Menu for you.
  3. Locate the white area of the screen next to the word Open: in the Run Menu.
  4. Now type sfc /scannow into the white input area and click on the OK button.
  5. The System File Checker program will launch and scan for files that are no longer intact.
  6. Windows XP may ask you to Insert your Windows XP CD Rom, so please have it available.
  7. A progress indicator bar will display and the program will exit on its own when finished.
  8. It would probably be best to reboot your computer after the program finishes.

For Windows 98 And Windows Millennium

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on Settings and then click on the Control Panel icon.
  3. Double click on the Add/Remove Programs icon to open up the Add/Remove Programs window.
  4. Scroll down the programs list until you find Microsoft Internet Explorer and Internet Tools.
  5. Highlight this choice and then click on the Add/Remove button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. In the next window that opens, choose Repair Internet Explorer and click on the OK button.
  7. Windows will begin verifying to see if any files have been corrupted or removed.
  8. Windows will then inform you that you must to restart your computer.
  9. Click on the Yes button to allow Windows to Restart your computer.

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