Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Download of SP2 wipes out Microsoft internet explorer

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
September 29, 2004 11:50:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I downloaded Service Pack 2 and my Internet Explorer
disappeared. Anyone know why? How do I recover it? Itried
to reach MS support,Contact by email just goes to "page
not displayed."
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 12:06:53 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Can you use the Start-Run button and then type
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
If that works, make a shortcut with the same in the command window.

--
Bill DeShawn
bdeshawn@nospamsterling.net
http://my.sterling.net~bdeshawn

"Sweeney" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:40b201c4a698$3bffdbc0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> I downloaded Service Pack 2 and my Internet Explorer
> disappeared. Anyone know why? How do I recover it? Itried
> to reach MS support,Contact by email just goes to "page
> not displayed."
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 12:19:44 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Since yours is one of what appear to be scores, or even hundreds, of posts
along this same subject line I have to know the answer to a question that
has been nagging me for a couple of weeks. Why would you download and
install SP2 when there has been so much news about the problems it can, and
obviously, does cause? The newsgroups are now flooded with posts from
frantic users, just like yourself, who are shocked at the resulting chaos
SP2 seems to wreak on multitudes of systems.

The Microsoft Windows Update website has pages of information about what to
do to prepare your system for SP2. It even addresses the question of the
relevance of SP2 to the individual user.

I have seen SP2 installations go so smoothly you don't even know it has been
done. Then I have also seen, and been present during, the total trashing of
a perfectly good machine. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. I have
never been offered SP2 by Windows Update, which is on automatic to notify me
of updates available. It is configured to ask for permission to download
and install the updates as they become available.

I don't have your answer except to check this and the updates newsgroup for
help. These newsgroups are going to be your best bet to getting your system
back up and healthy again. This should serve as a critical lesson to you.
A lesson hard learned but one which will further your knowledge and
understanding of software, systems, and the people who make and own them.

Good luck!

"Sweeney" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:40b201c4a698$3bffdbc0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> I downloaded Service Pack 2 and my Internet Explorer
> disappeared. Anyone know why? How do I recover it? Itried
> to reach MS support,Contact by email just goes to "page
> not displayed."
Related resources
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 12:19:45 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Kevin;

99.9% of the posts here are from the people who have problems. Very few
post when they are not having problems. 99% of the problems that people are
experiencing is because they do not maintain their computer properly and do
not follow the installation instructions. I have installed SP2 on 28
different computers of various vintages and configurations. 5 of the are my
home computers. 23 are computers at work that I am responsible for
maintaining. I had one very minor problem with a NIC that was solved by
updating the driver for that card. Other than that, no problems. I keep my
system clean (no viruses), do regular file and disc maintenance, and I do
not use any P2P software or load AOL on any of said computers.

If you had a bad experience with SP2, then it was more than likely that
it was in large part due to your (Lack of) system maintenance skills. A
close friend of mine works at a regional computer repair facility, and he
also states that 99% of the issues he has seen with SP2 is because of user
maintenance issues.

Bobby

"Kevin" <kevincf@excite.com> wrote in message
news:o PWqWxppEHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Since yours is one of what appear to be scores, or even hundreds, of posts
> along this same subject line I have to know the answer to a question that
> has been nagging me for a couple of weeks. Why would you download and
> install SP2 when there has been so much news about the problems it can,
> and
> obviously, does cause? The newsgroups are now flooded with posts from
> frantic users, just like yourself, who are shocked at the resulting chaos
> SP2 seems to wreak on multitudes of systems.
>
> The Microsoft Windows Update website has pages of information about what
> to
> do to prepare your system for SP2. It even addresses the question of the
> relevance of SP2 to the individual user.
>
> I have seen SP2 installations go so smoothly you don't even know it has
> been
> done. Then I have also seen, and been present during, the total trashing
> of
> a perfectly good machine. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. I have
> never been offered SP2 by Windows Update, which is on automatic to notify
> me
> of updates available. It is configured to ask for permission to download
> and install the updates as they become available.
>
> I don't have your answer except to check this and the updates newsgroup
> for
> help. These newsgroups are going to be your best bet to getting your
> system
> back up and healthy again. This should serve as a critical lesson to you.
> A lesson hard learned but one which will further your knowledge and
> understanding of software, systems, and the people who make and own them.
>
> Good luck!
>
> "Sweeney" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:40b201c4a698$3bffdbc0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> I downloaded Service Pack 2 and my Internet Explorer
>> disappeared. Anyone know why? How do I recover it? Itried
>> to reach MS support,Contact by email just goes to "page
>> not displayed."
>
>
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 2:18:26 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Use the System File Checker tool to scan all of the protected files on your
computer:
1.. Click Start, and then click Run.
2.. In the Open box, type sfc /scannow, and then click OK.



--
Good Day
River_Rat




"Sweeney" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:40b201c4a698$3bffdbc0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
I downloaded Service Pack 2 and my Internet Explorer
disappeared. Anyone know why? How do I recover it? Itried
to reach MS support,Contact by email just goes to "page
not displayed."
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 2:27:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

You might start with the Internet Explorer Help Center at:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;ie

Good luck.

"Sweeney" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:40b201c4a698$3bffdbc0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>I downloaded Service Pack 2 and my Internet Explorer
> disappeared. Anyone know why? How do I recover it? Itried
> to reach MS support,Contact by email just goes to "page
> not displayed."
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 2:30:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Do you mean that you can open IE but it won't access the
Internet? You need to set the firewall permissions.
Control Panel/security center

--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.




"Sweeney" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:40b201c4a698$3bffdbc0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
|I downloaded Service Pack 2 and my Internet Explorer
| disappeared. Anyone know why? How do I recover it? Itried
| to reach MS support,Contact by email just goes to "page
| not displayed."
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 8:40:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

NNBD!

Yeah, I get that. The point of my reply to the OP is that I am amazed at
the number of people who will still download and install something like SP2
when there is so much information available that points out the possible
problems (and the solutions to those problems, as well) in doing so.

As my reply states, I have not been offered the download of SP2 by Windows
Updates. I don't intend to install it until it has been in release for at
least 3 to 6 months, if then. By then, there should be a whole herd of
patches and fixes for some of the problems SP2 seems to be causing,
especially with regard to Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.

Like you, I use a good anti-virus application, a solid firewall, and I use
several of the most popular anti-spyware and anti-adware applications. I
keep my disk clean and tidy and I never use Peer-to-Peer software or
anything from AOL.


"NoNoBadDog!" <mypants_bjsledgeATpixi.com> wrote in message
news:o Ks75jqpEHA.2104@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Kevin;
>
> 99.9% of the posts here are from the people who have problems. Very
few
> post when they are not having problems. 99% of the problems that people
are
> experiencing is because they do not maintain their computer properly and
do
> not follow the installation instructions. I have installed SP2 on 28
> different computers of various vintages and configurations. 5 of the are
my
> home computers. 23 are computers at work that I am responsible for
> maintaining. I had one very minor problem with a NIC that was solved by
> updating the driver for that card. Other than that, no problems. I keep
my
> system clean (no viruses), do regular file and disc maintenance, and I do
> not use any P2P software or load AOL on any of said computers.
>
> If you had a bad experience with SP2, then it was more than likely that
> it was in large part due to your (Lack of) system maintenance skills. A
> close friend of mine works at a regional computer repair facility, and he
> also states that 99% of the issues he has seen with SP2 is because of user
> maintenance issues.
>
> Bobby
>
> "Kevin" <kevincf@excite.com> wrote in message
> news:o PWqWxppEHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > Since yours is one of what appear to be scores, or even hundreds, of
posts
> > along this same subject line I have to know the answer to a question
that
> > has been nagging me for a couple of weeks. Why would you download and
> > install SP2 when there has been so much news about the problems it can,
> > and
> > obviously, does cause? The newsgroups are now flooded with posts from
> > frantic users, just like yourself, who are shocked at the resulting
chaos
> > SP2 seems to wreak on multitudes of systems.
> >
> > The Microsoft Windows Update website has pages of information about what
> > to
> > do to prepare your system for SP2. It even addresses the question of
the
> > relevance of SP2 to the individual user.
> >
> > I have seen SP2 installations go so smoothly you don't even know it has
> > been
> > done. Then I have also seen, and been present during, the total
trashing
> > of
> > a perfectly good machine. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. I have
> > never been offered SP2 by Windows Update, which is on automatic to
notify
> > me
> > of updates available. It is configured to ask for permission to
download
> > and install the updates as they become available.
> >
> > I don't have your answer except to check this and the updates newsgroup
> > for
> > help. These newsgroups are going to be your best bet to getting your
> > system
> > back up and healthy again. This should serve as a critical lesson to
you.
> > A lesson hard learned but one which will further your knowledge and
> > understanding of software, systems, and the people who make and own
them.
> >
> > Good luck!
> >
> > "Sweeney" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:40b201c4a698$3bffdbc0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> I downloaded Service Pack 2 and my Internet Explorer
> >> disappeared. Anyone know why? How do I recover it? Itried
> >> to reach MS support,Contact by email just goes to "page
> >> not displayed."
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 9:56:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Your post pre-supposes that most such problems can be fixed on the XP side
of things when in fact, the problem is usually the necessity to update
drivers or applications on the user's system.

--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"Kevin" <kevincf@excite.com> wrote in message
news:ewvdhb0pEHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> NNBD!
>
> Yeah, I get that. The point of my reply to the OP is that I am amazed at
> the number of people who will still download and install something like
> SP2
> when there is so much information available that points out the possible
> problems (and the solutions to those problems, as well) in doing so.
>
> As my reply states, I have not been offered the download of SP2 by Windows
> Updates. I don't intend to install it until it has been in release for at
> least 3 to 6 months, if then. By then, there should be a whole herd of
> patches and fixes for some of the problems SP2 seems to be causing,
> especially with regard to Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
>
> Like you, I use a good anti-virus application, a solid firewall, and I use
> several of the most popular anti-spyware and anti-adware applications. I
> keep my disk clean and tidy and I never use Peer-to-Peer software or
> anything from AOL.
>
>
> "NoNoBadDog!" <mypants_bjsledgeATpixi.com> wrote in message
> news:o Ks75jqpEHA.2104@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Kevin;
>>
>> 99.9% of the posts here are from the people who have problems. Very
> few
>> post when they are not having problems. 99% of the problems that people
> are
>> experiencing is because they do not maintain their computer properly and
> do
>> not follow the installation instructions. I have installed SP2 on 28
>> different computers of various vintages and configurations. 5 of the are
> my
>> home computers. 23 are computers at work that I am responsible for
>> maintaining. I had one very minor problem with a NIC that was solved by
>> updating the driver for that card. Other than that, no problems. I keep
> my
>> system clean (no viruses), do regular file and disc maintenance, and I do
>> not use any P2P software or load AOL on any of said computers.
>>
>> If you had a bad experience with SP2, then it was more than likely
>> that
>> it was in large part due to your (Lack of) system maintenance skills. A
>> close friend of mine works at a regional computer repair facility, and he
>> also states that 99% of the issues he has seen with SP2 is because of
>> user
>> maintenance issues.
>>
>> Bobby
>>
>> "Kevin" <kevincf@excite.com> wrote in message
>> news:o PWqWxppEHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > Since yours is one of what appear to be scores, or even hundreds, of
> posts
>> > along this same subject line I have to know the answer to a question
> that
>> > has been nagging me for a couple of weeks. Why would you download and
>> > install SP2 when there has been so much news about the problems it can,
>> > and
>> > obviously, does cause? The newsgroups are now flooded with posts from
>> > frantic users, just like yourself, who are shocked at the resulting
> chaos
>> > SP2 seems to wreak on multitudes of systems.
>> >
>> > The Microsoft Windows Update website has pages of information about
>> > what
>> > to
>> > do to prepare your system for SP2. It even addresses the question of
> the
>> > relevance of SP2 to the individual user.
>> >
>> > I have seen SP2 installations go so smoothly you don't even know it has
>> > been
>> > done. Then I have also seen, and been present during, the total
> trashing
>> > of
>> > a perfectly good machine. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. I
>> > have
>> > never been offered SP2 by Windows Update, which is on automatic to
> notify
>> > me
>> > of updates available. It is configured to ask for permission to
> download
>> > and install the updates as they become available.
>> >
>> > I don't have your answer except to check this and the updates newsgroup
>> > for
>> > help. These newsgroups are going to be your best bet to getting your
>> > system
>> > back up and healthy again. This should serve as a critical lesson to
> you.
>> > A lesson hard learned but one which will further your knowledge and
>> > understanding of software, systems, and the people who make and own
> them.
>> >
>> > Good luck!
>> >
>> > "Sweeney" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:40b201c4a698$3bffdbc0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> I downloaded Service Pack 2 and my Internet Explorer
>> >> disappeared. Anyone know why? How do I recover it? Itried
>> >> to reach MS support,Contact by email just goes to "page
>> >> not displayed."
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 4, 2004 1:39:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I havent had any single problem with winxp sp2 itself.

Only problem i have had is ZoneAlarm Security Suite not
working with it so i had to download a new installation files.

Recommended installation of WinXP SP2 is to do a clean installation
first and then do a backup of the system. Backup is needed if you by
misstake do something wrong.

goodluck.

"Kevin" <kevincf@excite.com> skrev i meddelandet
news:ewvdhb0pEHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> NNBD!
>
> Yeah, I get that. The point of my reply to the OP is that I am amazed at
> the number of people who will still download and install something like
> SP2
> when there is so much information available that points out the possible
> problems (and the solutions to those problems, as well) in doing so.
>
> As my reply states, I have not been offered the download of SP2 by Windows
> Updates. I don't intend to install it until it has been in release for at
> least 3 to 6 months, if then. By then, there should be a whole herd of
> patches and fixes for some of the problems SP2 seems to be causing,
> especially with regard to Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
>
> Like you, I use a good anti-virus application, a solid firewall, and I use
> several of the most popular anti-spyware and anti-adware applications. I
> keep my disk clean and tidy and I never use Peer-to-Peer software or
> anything from AOL.
>
>
> "NoNoBadDog!" <mypants_bjsledgeATpixi.com> wrote in message
> news:o Ks75jqpEHA.2104@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Kevin;
>>
>> 99.9% of the posts here are from the people who have problems. Very
> few
>> post when they are not having problems. 99% of the problems that people
> are
>> experiencing is because they do not maintain their computer properly and
> do
>> not follow the installation instructions. I have installed SP2 on 28
>> different computers of various vintages and configurations. 5 of the are
> my
>> home computers. 23 are computers at work that I am responsible for
>> maintaining. I had one very minor problem with a NIC that was solved by
>> updating the driver for that card. Other than that, no problems. I keep
> my
>> system clean (no viruses), do regular file and disc maintenance, and I do
>> not use any P2P software or load AOL on any of said computers.
>>
>> If you had a bad experience with SP2, then it was more than likely
>> that
>> it was in large part due to your (Lack of) system maintenance skills. A
>> close friend of mine works at a regional computer repair facility, and he
>> also states that 99% of the issues he has seen with SP2 is because of
>> user
>> maintenance issues.
>>
>> Bobby
>>
>> "Kevin" <kevincf@excite.com> wrote in message
>> news:o PWqWxppEHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > Since yours is one of what appear to be scores, or even hundreds, of
> posts
>> > along this same subject line I have to know the answer to a question
> that
>> > has been nagging me for a couple of weeks. Why would you download and
>> > install SP2 when there has been so much news about the problems it can,
>> > and
>> > obviously, does cause? The newsgroups are now flooded with posts from
>> > frantic users, just like yourself, who are shocked at the resulting
> chaos
>> > SP2 seems to wreak on multitudes of systems.
>> >
>> > The Microsoft Windows Update website has pages of information about
>> > what
>> > to
>> > do to prepare your system for SP2. It even addresses the question of
> the
>> > relevance of SP2 to the individual user.
>> >
>> > I have seen SP2 installations go so smoothly you don't even know it has
>> > been
>> > done. Then I have also seen, and been present during, the total
> trashing
>> > of
>> > a perfectly good machine. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. I
>> > have
>> > never been offered SP2 by Windows Update, which is on automatic to
> notify
>> > me
>> > of updates available. It is configured to ask for permission to
> download
>> > and install the updates as they become available.
>> >
>> > I don't have your answer except to check this and the updates newsgroup
>> > for
>> > help. These newsgroups are going to be your best bet to getting your
>> > system
>> > back up and healthy again. This should serve as a critical lesson to
> you.
>> > A lesson hard learned but one which will further your knowledge and
>> > understanding of software, systems, and the people who make and own
> them.
>> >
>> > Good luck!
>> >
>> > "Sweeney" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:40b201c4a698$3bffdbc0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> I downloaded Service Pack 2 and my Internet Explorer
>> >> disappeared. Anyone know why? How do I recover it? Itried
>> >> to reach MS support,Contact by email just goes to "page
>> >> not displayed."
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
!