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IE problem with Netscape

By bhpen ·
I loaded Netscape 4.7 on w95 computer. Now unable to use IE. Have tried to download IE 5 and get message to check for internet connection. Netscape works fine and has no problem accessing sites. When IE opens, am unable to go to any sites and theonly thing available is the close option. Have contacted Microsoft numerious times and no results. Did Netscape load a file or overwrite one that would keep IE from loading? I also tried to reinstall IE from a CD and get the same results as above. It is there but will not work.
Thank you for your time.

Holly

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by insatiable In reply to IE problem with Netscape

It sounds like your IE was working before you installed the Netscape 4.7.
Did you check your internet options in the control panel? Choose the tab for Connections and go through the Setup for the Internet Connection Wizard.
Good Luck!

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by bhpen In reply to IE problem with Netscape
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by McKayTech In reply to IE problem with Netscape

As you've probably noticed, Netscape and IE are mortal enemies and they tend to overwrite each other's files. Now that Netscape has the Internet connection, it doesn't want to give it back.

It is possible to get them to play nicely in the same sandbox but it can take some doing.
You may have to un-install Netscape but before you do that, check the Internet options properties, programs tab and make sure the box is checked for IE checks to make sure it is the default browser.

best wishes!

paul

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by bhpen In reply to IE problem with Netscape
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by dmiles In reply to IE problem with Netscape

An option that you may want to try and that is to install the browsers in seperate directories when the suggested installation directory comes up change the directory and it will not be able to over write the other browsers files,select the default browser and add the other browser as a desk top short cut.
Another option will be to use on of the free browsers.

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by bhpen In reply to IE problem with Netscape
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by waifoon In reply to IE problem with Netscape

Did you check if the "Use a Proxy Server" box had been checked? Check it and enter your ISP's proxy server settings. Hope that helps.

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by bhpen In reply to IE problem with Netscape
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by ChaosRuled In reply to IE problem with Netscape

I have fixed these problems alot. Try this first. Go to the control panel and add/remove programs. Try to delete IE5. It may give you the option to repair IE. Try it. If it still won't work, delete it and it will re-install IE 4.0. If you don't haveany problems with IE 4.0, then try to re install IE 5 from Windows Update. If it is successful, cool. If not then reinstall the OS system. DO NOT REFORMAT. You might be missing a .vbs or .dll that was deleted by installing and performing other operations at the same time. A reason for the disclaimer of " It is strongly suggested that....". There isn't an issue of overwriting files in this respect anyway. Since Netscape is working properly, you should not need to uninstall it. I run numerous versions of Netscape along with IE without problems.

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by bhpen In reply to IE problem with Netscape

I found a wininet.dll that was the problem. Changed the name and was able to load IE5 with no problem. A new wininet.dll was installed with the installation

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