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IE7 Will NOT Start in Vista Business

By vthompson ·
MY INTERNET EXPLORER WON?T START IN WINDOWS VISTA BUSINESS EDITION.
A BLACK WINDOW POPS UP AND THEN JUST DISAPPEARS.

I DID A LITTLE RESEARCH ON THE WEB,AND FOUND THAT MAYBE I NEEDED TO RUNS SOME SPYWARE. I INSTALLED SPYBOT, RAN IT AND IT STILL DIDN?T HELP.

NOW, IN ADDITION TO IE NOT WORKING, I GET A ?TEATIMER.EXE? ERROR, WHICH IS ONE OF THE EXECUTABLE FILES WITHIN SPYBOT.

I ALSO GET AN ERROR THAT SAYS

IEUser.exe - a temporary file neede for initialization cannot be created or could not be written to.


DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA ON HOW I CAN FIX THIS? BECAUSE I CAN?T START IE, I CAN?T RUN WINDOWS UPDATES OF DEFENDER, WHICH USES IE. THIS PROBLEM APPARENTLY STARTED AUGUST OF LAST YEAR, WHEN I STOPPED BEING ABLE TO GET MY UPDATES.

I AM USING A DELL M65 LAPTOP.

I MOSTLY USE FIREFOX, BUT SOME THINGS (LIKE THE UPDATES) NEED. IE.

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Is your firefox working?

If so go to the windows website and download the IE7 file and run it. If that does not work then delete IE7, re-boot your computer and do a re-install of IE7. If all fails (hope you have a backup) then do a fresh install of windows, then install the sp1 (service pack one) straight after. But try this first:

Step 1: Open a blank page in Internet Explorer 7
Test Internet Explorer 7 by opening a blank page. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type iexplore about:blank in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. If Internet Explorer does not start, go to "Step 3: Start Internet Explorer 7 in 'No Add-ons' mode." If Internet Explorer starts correctly, follow these steps to use a blank page as your home page:
a. On the toolbar, click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
b. On the General tab, note the address that is listed in the Home page area. This address may cause the problem.
c. Click Use Blank, and then click OK.
d. Close Internet Explorer. Then, start Internet Explorer again.

Step 2: Remove temporary Internet files, browsing history data, and Web form data
To remove temporary Internet files, browsing history data, and Web form data, follow these steps:
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. On the toolbar, click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
3. On the General tab, click Delete in the Browsing history area.
4. In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click Delete files, and then click Yes in the Delete Files dialog box.
5. Click Delete cookies, and then click Yes in the Delete Cookies dialog box.
6. Click Delete history, and then click Yes in the Delete History dialog box.
7. Click Delete forms and then click Yes in the Delete Form Data dialog box.
8. Click Close, and then click OK.
Test Internet Explorer to verify that it works correctly. If problems still occur, go to the next step.

Step 3: Start Internet Explorer 7 in "No Add-ons" mode
To start Internet Explorer 7 in "No Add-ons" mode, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).

If the problem does not occur after you use this method, use Manage Add-ons to determine which add-ons are causing the problem. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Tools on the Internet Explorer toolbar, point to Manage Add-ons, and then click Enable or Disable Add-ons.
2. Click the name of the add-on at the top of the Enabled list, and then click Disable in the Settings area.
3. Click OK, and then test Internet Explorer.
4. If the problem still occurs, open Manage Add-ons, enable the add-on that you disabled in step 2, and then repeat steps 1 to 3 for the next add-on in the Enabled list.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 3 until the problem is resolved or until all the add-ons have been tested.

Step 4: Use another user name to log on to Windows
Using a different user name and password to log on to Windows can help determine whether this problem occurs only when you use a particular user account. After you log on, test Internet Explorer to see whether the problem still occurs.

Step 5: Reset Internet Explorer settings
To reset Internet Explorer settings, follow these steps:
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. Click Tools on the toolbar, and then click Internet Options.
3. On the Advanced tab, click Reset, and then click OK.
4. Test Internet Explorer to determine whether the problem is resolved.
There are a few options open for you to try but if you are in a hurry then do a fresh install (as long as you have backed up your files that is).

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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You need to have a AV and Spy Ware Products installed

by OH Smeg In reply to IE7 Will NOT Start in Vis ...

By your description you have at least 1 infection if not more.

Instead of attempting to repair your system I would Backup all your Data and use Dell's recovery option to rebuild the system to As New then install a suitable AV product as well as Spy Bot and Adaware. Update them and scan the system in Safe Mode and when you are sure that everything is clear import your Data then scan again. Just in case you have an infection there.

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