JSI Tip 0693 - Run RDISK /S after you install IE 4.0 with the Desktop Update.

If you run a repair and restore the System and Software registry hives created before you installed the Desktop Update, you will be greeted with a blank desktop when you logon.

You must run RDISK /S immediately after applying the Desktop Update. If you didn't, (and you have the blank desktop) see Knowledge Base articles:

Q166314 - Removing Internet Explorer for Windows NT 4.0 using Ieremove.exe.

Q165695 - How to Add or Remove Windows Desktop Update.

Q174265 - How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

Q171411 - Cannot Log In After Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Q172919 - Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 Option Is Missing.

Q164538 - Using Older Registry or Repair Disk with Internet Explorer 4.0.

Q167185 - Problems after Restoring Older Registry or ERD.

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