How do I use the Internet Explorer 5.0 repair tool?

A. The Internet Explorer Repair tool can be used to diagnose and possibly fix problems with Internet Explorer 5. This tool has the following features:

  • It is used to identify problems with Internet Explorer caused by the presence of files that are out of date.
  • It is used to fix problems caused by the incorrect or incomplete registration of Internet Explorer files.
  • It is used to restore or repair the desktop or Start Menu short-cuts for Internet Explorer that have been deleted or do not function properly.

To start the repair tool perform the following:

  1. From the Start menu select Settings - Control Panel
  2. Double click the Add/Remove Software control panel applet
  3. Select 'Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Tools'
  4. Click the 'Add/Remove' button
  5. Select 'Repair Internet Explorer' and click OK
  6. Click 'Yes' to the repair confirmation

If you don't have the option in the Add/Remove Software control panel applet it can be run from the command line:

C:\> rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE5Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g "C:\WINDOWS\IE Uninstall Log.Txt"

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