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IE5 Removal

how the devil can I get IE5 off?



3:23 pm on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Anyone help me out here?

A while ago I installed a version of IE5.5 provided by British Telecom - it also included some "Inverse IP Insight 4.2" software. Not sure what this is and whether it's affected stuff.

Anyway anytime I got to a website, IE looks like it's trying to go there, it says "Opening page...." but it never opens the page, just hangs there, but doesn't crash.

I have tried upgarding to SP, tried to remove IE and install different versions but I end up with the same problem.

I am at a bit of a loss now - my next step is ghosting and reformatting but wondered if anyone knew a sure fire way to get rid of IE so I can try a different version.

My Netscape works OK still..

Thanks for your time.


3:42 pm on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Try this. [98lite.net]


3:52 pm on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks BoneHeadicus - downloading now.



4:34 pm on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Well that bit of software you recommended was excellent - took IE straight off.

I installed a totally fresh version and guess what? Same problem. AAArrrrrrrrggghhh!

I so thought that would work!

Wondering if this Inverse Ip thing may be causing the problem but I am a little scared to remove it. It was installed with IE when everything stopped working. Thankyou British Telecom.

Thanks again for your input. I am saving for a mac...


5:06 pm on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Bet you a buck it's the Inverse IP software that is causing the problems. The way I read the press release [inversenet.com] everything you do goes through something else on the way to the server you want. If that 'something else' doesn't work properly, you're sunk.


5:35 pm on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Yes this has been suggested...

Anyone know if I MUST use this software for my dial up to work properly?

Don't know if its relevant but every time i run netscape i have to shut it once and restart before it will load a page. If I don't do this it does the the same as IE ... loading page - but nothing occurs.

Thanks for your help guys.


6:45 pm on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Try Regclean after you remove it. It should find erroneous registry keys and remove them. Undo is available. Be sure to read the readme.txt file.



7:35 pm on Feb 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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You could try uninstalling IE again and then reboot to dos and run from the c prompt:


That might get the registry keys out of the way.

<added> Try uninstalling the other program first then run scanreg


12:45 pm on Feb 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks folks. Will try that.


7:39 pm on Feb 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Well tried all that and the same thing happens.

I'm pretty convinced now it must be this inverse ip stuff causing the problem.

Thanks again.

I think I will try a bit of research into the inverse ip rubbish...


1:32 pm on Feb 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Well my research turned into uninstallation which resulted in NONE of my browsers working.

So the Inverse IP stuff certainly was doing something now my Netscape is just the same as IE! Knackered!

Have contacted BT to try and get this software.



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