[thelist] i am new and desperate

kate kate.007 at btinternet.com
Thu Jun 14 02:34:14 CDT 2007

Hello and welcome Jeremy,

What I would do is another seperate drive (F) put EVERYTHING on that and 
format then install I.E again.
Maybe there is software to retrieve your lost files. Well if police can 
retrieve why not us :D

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeremy Coulson" <jcoulson at co.frederick.va.us>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 9:29 PM
Subject: [thelist] i am new and desperate

> Greetings new friends!  I joined this list out of desperation to solve a
> problem.  Hopefully I will find it a fit for me to stay well beyond 
> seeking
> this solution.
> I am a PC Technician and Webmaster for the local county government here.
> When I'm not designing web pages for our new site, I'm performing standard
> computer tasks like installing new printers.  Last week I had to install a
> new HP laser printer for some people in the building.  I decided to set it
> up at my machine first to get the IP address entered and verify that
> everything would be in order for a breezy install at the users' machines.
> Unfortunately, when I loaded the CD and tried to install the printer's
> drivers, something seems to have eaten up some crucial IE files.  I was
> running IE 7.
> Since then, I have tried to reinstall IE 7, roll back to IE 6, and even go
> as far back as IE 4.  Old versions tell me that a newer version exists and
> IE 7 tells me that I should uninstall older versions.  Dear Lord, right? 
> I
> tried removing every reference to it I could find in the Registry and the
> file system, but these installers still tell me they can't install IE.
> Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal because I don't voluntarily use IE;
> however, our e-Treasurer apps are all written in .Net and require IE.  I 
> can
> no longer update or test them.  So, if anyone has some brilliant 
> suggestion
> about completely removing all remnants of IE from an XP Pro machine, 
> please
> let me know.  I -- and the taxpayers! -- will really appreciate it.
> Thanks!
> Jeremy Coulson, PC Technician/Webmaster
> County of Frederick
> (540) 722-8211
> jcoulson at co.frederick.va.us
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