Missing object problem using internet explorer 8

By lucivero ·
I am having problems with Iexplorer8. It seems that most sites accessed get errors that say object expected and then you can't go any further. I am using WindowsXP professional version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600 and am using iexplorer version 8.0.6001.18702 This is a problem for me but a major problem for my wife who is a teacher and the sites she uses get this problem.
I tried accessing the Microsoft support site to see if there was a solution, I found many others that had the same problem but no answers. I also tried to download the latest version of Iexplorer, when I tried to access this I got the missing objects error. I am hoping somebody has had this problem too and has been able to figure out how to fix it

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How did you install IE8 on this system?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Missing object problem us ...

As it's XP it came with IE6 Loaded and then was probably updated to IE7 and then 8.

If that's the case you need to uninstall IE8 and 7 and then reinstall IE8 to get it to work properly.

Or you could just forget IE all together and use FireFox or Chrome.


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If I may interject?

by seanferd In reply to How did you install IE8 o ...

Forget Google Chrome, use SRWare Iron. Same browser, without the horrible installer/updater and all the Google junk built in.

Unless you are a fan of Google.

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use of Firefox or Chrome

by lucivero In reply to How did you install IE8 o ...

This works better but it even gets errors too but not the missing object errors: Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; OfficeLivePatch.1.3; .NET4.0C; OfficeLiveConnector.1.5; .NET4.0E; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Timestamp: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:46:48 UTC

I also tried Chrome a while back and did not like it

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That error looks like a M$ Update

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to use of Firefox or Chrome

That is one of the places where you need IE to access the M$ Live Update Servers as the site was designed to only run with IE.

I still think you are better off removing 8 and 7 if it's there and then reinstalling IE8 it just works better.


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installation of IE 8

by lucivero In reply to How did you install IE8 o ...

I did this about a year ago and can not remember.

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Uninstall and find out.

by seanferd In reply to installation of IE 8

It would probably best to uninstall 8 anyway, in order to repair it, although you could possibly try a repair install from the control panel (add or remove programs // programs and features).

If you are left with IE7 after an uninstall, uninstall 7 as well, then reinstall 8.

If you have add-ons installed with IE8, they may also cause a problem.

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