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Can't access Internet Explorer

By skat ·
Clicking on an icon which calls on Internet Explorer (http: ...) produces an error message: Can't find iexplo~1.exe.

A search for iexplo~1.exe produces nothing.

I don't know where the spurious "1" before the .exe comes from.

How can I correct this?

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by skat In reply to Can't access Internet Exp ...

There is a valid Internet Explorer available which can be activated. When this instance is open, icons which call on Intenet Explorer execute the call and open the designated url.

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by tigers7612 In reply to Can't access Internet Exp ...

download AdawareSe from and hijackthis from here and run them both. Be careful with hijackthis it shows all running processes on the computer that are running. So if you delete anything that you should not have you might mess up the system.

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by TheChas In reply to Can't access Internet Exp ...

From the file name that Windows is searching for, you had a system problem that caused some program names to be rewritten in MS-DOS compatible form.

You need to change the program name that the shortcut is looking for back to iexplore.exe

This might be in the shortcut properties, or in the registry.

If you need more details, let us know which version of Windows and IE you are using.


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Got your peer mail.

The best way to get us to get back to you is to reject our answer with a comment about any additional information you need.

That way, we get notified that our answer has been rejected. Unless we subscribe to a question, we do not get any notification of comments or answers posted to the question.

Anyhow, it sounds like you need the registry cleaned and repaired.
From the overall description, their must be a number of registry keys that point to the wrong program name.

I recommend either V-Com Fix-It, or Norton Win Doctor.

There are free-ware alternatives. But I have not tried them to verify which ones are worth using.

If you are running Windows 98 or XP, you may want to try running System File Checker after the registry is repaired.


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