Hello I am new to the forums and am hoping someone here can help me with this issue:
I am running Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack 3 and unable to launch Internet Explorer. When I try to launch it from the shortcut or from the exe file it displays Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
It's not a permissions issue. I can not launch IE at all. Not even in Safe Mode.
I wanted to just remove it and re-install but that has failed also. I can't remove it as it doesn't appear in the Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and just deleting the folder was a no go as well as it appears it is an essential item.
I tried to repair it by re-installing from Microsoft site but that fails as well and just puts a Troubleshooting IE link on my desktop that I can't open with IE since it doesn't launch.
I have the old installation disk and tried to use that to install Windows components but that didn't work either.
I can use other browsers, Safari and Firefox, just fine to access the Internet.
I would really like to get IE repaired though. Any ideas?