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June 12, 2013 11:18:28 PM

Hello!

I'm currently having a problem with IE8 where if I try to open it it will flash for a split second and close automatically. The problem seems to have started after I did a system restore earlier today. Not only that, but when I try to install (reinstall?) IE10 through system updates it fails to install no matter what.

Just for the record, I use Chrome. It's just still rather stressful when IE, a supposedly core component of the Windows OS is having a problem like this. Googling the has not helped at all which I think is even scarier. With no un/reinstall option in sight, does anyone have any idea on how to fix this?

This is not the first time I've seen it happen or get mentioned but there never seems to be a real fix. I've tried various solutions and they have yet to work.

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June 12, 2013 11:32:45 PM

you try uninstalling then installing through the microsoft home page?

or maybe switching to IE9?
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June 12, 2013 11:52:45 PM

Yup tried all that. It won't let me install IE9 because IE10 is "installed" already somehow since I did try to do it through the MS page via the installer that I downloaded from it.
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June 13, 2013 12:02:59 AM

Have you tried uninstalling manually? Sometimes the uninstallers don't get everything. Even if that doesn't work, try using a program assassin. I think AVG has one, or it could be Avast, that gets rid of every single component linked to the program.

Keep me posted on what you're doing.
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June 13, 2013 3:02:52 AM

How do I actually uninstall IE? There's no option to remove it as a program. I tried to uninstall it from the updates section but that didn't do anything at all. I also tried disabling it in the windows features but that did nothing either.

There must be something I'm not understanding here as well because various Google sources told me that IE can't be truly uninstalled because it's a "core component" to the Windows OS or something. I haven't been able to Google an uninstall method aside from the ones I've mentioned so far.
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June 13, 2013 9:11:25 AM

To be honest, I wouldn't worry too much about it, if you're not using it, don't worry. I've had problems like these and I've let them slide, but if you're one who absolutely NEEDS to get problems fixed like this, here's what I have found..

I found this on a Microsoft page, you may have already tried it, but try again I would suggest. This was pulled from here, I know it's IE9, but it should be around the same procedure... Also you've probably already answered this, but have you tried updating? (Stupid question, I know..) :

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/how-do-i-in...


To uninstall Internet Explorer

If you're trying to uninstall Internet Explorer because of an issue with the browser, first check to see if a solution is listed in Internet Explorer 9 Help and How-to.

The following instructions apply to both Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Click the Start button , type Programs and Features in the search box, and then click View installed updates in the left pane.
Under Uninstall an update, scroll down to the Microsoft Windows section.

Right-click Windows Internet Explorer 9, click Uninstall, and then, when prompted, click Yes.

Click one of the following:

Restart now (to finish the process of uninstalling Internet Explorer 9 and restore the previous version of Internet Explorer).

Restart later

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June 13, 2013 11:47:43 AM

Yup, I've tried all that already but to no avail.

This is a strange situation because it feels like a dead end:


- IE opens and closes immediately.

- There's no uninstall option in the Program and Features (though there never was).

- There's no uninstall option in the "view installed updates" section anymore. There was, I uninstalled IE from there, but I'm still facing the same issue. Strangely enough it changed absolutely nothing after uninstallation.

- Turning IE on and off under "Turn Windows features on and off" does nothing.

- Tried starting it with no addons though there weren't any in the first place, but still doesn't open.

- Cleared IE stuff with CCleaner, didnt' help.

- Downloaded IE10 installer from MS site and installed it. First time it did nothing and second time it told me that a more recent version is already installed.

- Tried installing IE10 through Windows Updates but the update would always fail with a error code 9C48.

Thanks guys for your inputs so far! This is just simply puzzling.

Also I believe this may be relevant but as I've mentioned, this only started happening after yesterday's system restore. Is there a chance that system restore breaks IE beyond repair now? It hasn't before but I don't think it's a coincidence this time.
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June 13, 2013 9:27:18 PM

Anyone familiar with this problem?
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June 13, 2013 11:47:09 PM

I have one more option for you.. It could potentially work. Basically force remove it and re-install.. Download Malwarebytes, and use the file assassin, it basically force removes a program. No questions asked. I really want to get this fixed for you.. Lol, after you assassinate that, try re-installing.

Here's how to use it:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/fileassassin/
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September 28, 2013 7:23:02 PM

Jeremy Allen said:
I have one more option for you.. It could potentially work. Basically force remove it and re-install.. Download Malwarebytes, and use the file assassin, it basically force removes a program. No questions asked. I really want to get this fixed for you.. Lol, after you assassinate that, try re-installing.

Here's how to use it:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/fileassassin/


I have the same issue on Windows 7 Starter on a HP Mini 210-2040la. Tried everything above and the fileassasin. Does not erase the IE files. Any other options?
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