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Missing IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Brian_W5DBW, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Brian_W5DBW

    Brian_W5DBW Flightless Bird

    I am using XP Media Edition. IE8 kept freezing up when on Facebook. After a
    few times IE icon disappears from desktop. IE does not appear in start menu.
    Decided to re-install IE8 and it looks like it installs, but still no icon
    and still not in start menu.
    All the time McAfee is running, updated and automatically scans, no reason
    to suspect virus or other malicious bug. Firefox runs fine. Still IE will not
    install. I get no errors, it just does not appear.
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Reinstalling Internet Explorer is not a solution for problems you are
    experiencing with the browser.

    Do you have the same problems when you start Internet Explorer from the
    'no add-ons' icon?

    If you have XP: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
    Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)

    [Note: Your Internet Explorer add-ons don't load when using Firefox.]

    Do you have the same experience after you have reset Internet Explorer
    settings?

    "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

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    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Brian_W5DBW wrote:
    > I am using XP Media Edition. IE8 kept freezing up when on Facebook. After a
    > few times IE icon disappears from desktop. IE does not appear in start menu.
    > Decided to re-install IE8 and it looks like it installs, but still no icon
    > and still not in start menu.
    > All the time McAfee is running, updated and automatically scans, no reason
    > to suspect virus or other malicious bug. Firefox runs fine. Still IE will not
    > install. I get no errors, it just does not appear.
     

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