Troubleshooting Tweaks - How do I repair Internet Explorer in Windows XP

The ability to Repair Internet Explorer does not exist in the version that ships with Windows XP.  This feature only becomes available after you upgrade to a newer version.  This is normal and has been this way since Windows 98 and IE4.

If you want to repair your Internet Explorer, follow the next steps:

  1. Click Start and select Run.
  2. Type cmd and OK.
  3. In the command box, type: rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\Inf\ie.inf (see picture 1).

    Picture 1
  4. You will need to have your XP CD available.



Lex van der Horst

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