XP Committed Ritualistic Suicide - NemPosted: Feb 8th, 2004 - 12:05:09 pm

Well I've got nothing else to do while I'm waiting for my HD to reformat but bitch about it here:

Last night I noticed that internet explorer was locking up whenever I tried to open a web page. Odd I thought; I haven't even installed anything for at least two weeks so what could be different? I guess I'll just reinstall it then. So I went to Bill's site, I downloaded the IE setup, and I went right to it but as it would turn out you can't reinstall the bloody thing once it is already installed.

An hour or so latter after visiting 95% of all pages on Bill's site I find an article detailing how to 'restore' IE. It advised me to run SFC (System File Checker). Now Bill's definition of 'restoration' must differ from mine because by the time this program was done I had never seen so many error messages popping up in my life. I freaked out and restarted my computer; big mistake.

After being forced into safe mode I was left wondering, just how do I undo what SFC has done? The entire program consisted of a single progress bar, there is no telling what it has changed or what kind of damage it has done. Then it hit me! I'll use System Restore and bang, my problem will be fixed, right? Wrong! I go to launch this wonderful program and it is so bold as to tell me that it requires at least 200 MB of free space to run. I check my hard drive. Well gee that's funny I thought, last time I checked 2 GB was more then 200 MB. No use arguing with Bill though. What with all his money he sure must know his stuff.

Despite all my sincerest of efforts there is nothing I can do to fix it and I'm left to reformat. The moral of the story? Never run any of Bill's handy restoration utilities they only make matters worse.

Modified: Sep 3rd, 2004 - 11:27:39 pm[ 26234 Views ]

1. KeloranPosted: Feb 8th, 2004 - 5:51:46 pm

unlucky mate, i used to have that bug with the stalling of IE, i got a virus checker and that saughted it, hope you backed up all your pr0n before teh re-install

2. MrconsolePosted: Feb 9th, 2004 - 5:33:29 am

i suggest Disable SFC

if yu have problem again with IE you must use Windows Xp installetion and use Recovery, and i think they are tweak about how uninstall IE complety so you can reinstall again.. but is more easy with CD-ROM WINDOWS XP SETUP :D

3. yeyoPosted: Feb 25th, 2004 - 1:05:40 am


4. ProvoCadoPosted: May 13th, 2004 - 5:56:43 am

Wy... Is there still people using Internet Explorer? I'm using Opera - and it works alot better, it's free and much, much more functional than IE!


5. NemPosted: May 13th, 2004 - 8:37:46 am

I don't like ads.


6. ArtemPosted: Jun 16th, 2004 - 2:53:00 pm


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