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Old 10-17-2005, 07:38 PM
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AAAHHH!!! Computer help plz!!!

ok, so I've managed to screw up my computer real good this time. I google'd "registry cleaner" a week ago in an effort to clean up the registry in my computer. I d/l'd and ran a whole bunch (3-5) of these so-called registry cleaner programs. After that, for some reason I could no longer view any images that were hosted on photobucket. Well I then google'd "photobucket troubleshoot" and read something about screwing around the settings on Internet Explorer~ so that's what I did. Next thing I know, all the text that I view on IE turned into like size 14 font (basically everything got bigger~ like my resolution got crappier). Soooo... I get this bright idea that I'll just remove IE and try to re-install it. I went to the add/remove software menu in the windows (running XP, sp1 + 2 updated) and removed the IE in the remove windows components section. Well now I can't even find IE on my computer even though I know it's there... so I'm reduced to using Mozilla Firefox (which still doesn't allow me to view photobucket hosted images~ I get that dreaded red X) rite now. I need my IE to work though because I use some sites that only use IE. Can somebody help me fix all my problems? Thanks to anybody who can help with this crap!!!
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Old 10-17-2005, 07:47 PM
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i dunno how to fix it... but your computer needs IE to run a lot of stuff... i was pretty sure mozilla "uses" it for certain initial connections... reinstall IE
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if all fails you could always system restore to a latter date. That's the easy way out.

or search for "IEXPLORE.EXE"
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Old 10-17-2005, 07:57 PM
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Download the safest browser i've come across at getfirefox.com

Download Spybot Search & Destroy, too.
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Old 10-17-2005, 08:11 PM
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netscape browser is good to use
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by Helghast
if all fails you could always system restore to a latter date. That's the easy way out.

or search for "IEXPLORE.EXE"
That would be the best thing...if that fails you could always do a FULL system restore...just dont forget to backup everything
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Old 10-18-2005, 11:18 AM
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if you have seperate partitions, back up and just reformat
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Old 10-18-2005, 04:13 PM
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reformatting is not an option, it's just too much of a pain in the ***. I will remember to partition after I fix this problem though. Ok, so I managed to re-install my Internet Explorer, but once again all the text and stuff on any web sites I visit is still enlarged (even Yahoo) and I still can't view any pics form photobucket. C'mon guys, I know there's gotta be a few computer geeks around~ any ideas?
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Old 10-18-2005, 06:44 PM
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in IE..

View>Text Size>Smaller

that's how you reduce the font size..

as for the photobucket..blame LEVEL3.net for that..

google it to find out more.
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thanx for the info Helghast, I read up on the Level3.net stuff but still haven't figured out a way around it yet.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:38 PM
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try this

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

works wonder back in the day, not sure how this new version is

and yeah, firefox > IE
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Old 10-29-2005, 05:35 AM
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to make the font smaller. hold control, while ie is open, and scroll ur mouse wheel.

not sure if its up or down
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safe mode and delete ur temp folder contents. alot of junk that's harmful gets put there
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*update Ok, everything is back to normal. Thx for all the help fellas.
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