simple problem...just need a solution

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ryan3dfan, May 30, 2002.

  1. ryan3dfan

    ryan3dfan Guest

    i downloaded a browser other than IE because i wanted to see if a problem i was having was because of IE or just the websites server. anyways i accendently hit yes when that other browser asked me if i wanted to make it my default browser. so i deleted it but with outlook express when i click on a link in an email it does nothing because i guess it cant find a default browser so i can't figure out how to set IE back as default. its pretty simple i just can't find the option or whatever...so any help would be appreciated. thanks
     
  2. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

    Messages:
    1,383
    Location:
    Kernow
    in IE, tools - internet options - programs - tick the box that say's IE should check wether it is the default browser.

    Start IE, it should ask you if you want it to be the default
     
  3. ryan3dfan

    ryan3dfan Guest

    yeah that is checked. it seems like it is the default browser in windows right now except for that outlook thing
     
  4. foreman

    foreman Guest

    On the same page you should also see a box preceded by email: make sure that says outlook express.
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Messages:
    3,206
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    check image for reference.
     
  6. ryan3dfan

    ryan3dfan Guest

    yeah all that is checked and selected. im finding any program that tries to launch IE can't. for instance i tried to use audiogalaxy and when i click "go" it doesn't launch IE anymore.
     
  7. ryan3dfan

    ryan3dfan Guest

    anyone? bump
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Messages:
    5,920
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Looks like whatever the browser was that you removed took other files with it. Try reinstalling it. If it works just set what you want as default & leave the browser on your system till the next format.
     
  9. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Messages:
    8,547
    Location:
    Texas, USA
    You can repair IE and OE here.
     
  10. ryan3dfan

    ryan3dfan Guest

    ok im getting POed. i tried the site you gave me, and thanks for giving it to me xsivforce i appreciate it. but i followed it, went into regedit to change the values of IE to uninstall it, rebooted. so far so good, windows said that IE had been uninstalled. then i ran the install program for IE 6 and it installed it, rebooted and im still having the same problem. i certainly dont want to format over this, and im a long way from needing to format so i guess ill just have to deal with the inconvenience if i dont find a solution. oh, and i also couldn't do the first part that webpage instructed on trying, running that scannow thing to check for windows components because i had xp preinstalled on my computer when i bought it and don't have an actual xp disc so i couldnt put in a disc when it prompted me too.
     
  11. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

    Messages:
    1,383
    Location:
    Kernow
    If you dont have an actual XP disc you should have the CAB files somewhere on your hard drive
     
  12. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Messages:
    5,920
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Load the other browser again not IE.
     
  13. GraLk

    GraLk Guest

    yeah, I was gonna suggest that Hipster, re-install the other browser, see if IE etc works ok, then uninstall other one but leave those "possibly shared files", the "other programs may be affected" ones, on the system during uninstall, or just leave the whole thing on there.

    GraLk