coknuck Posted June 18, 2009 CID Report Share Posted June 18, 2009 By Dennis O'Reilly If the installation of Internet Explorer 8 knocks your Windows desktop for a loop, you may be able to repair things without having to revert to an earlier version of the browser. Restoring explorer.exe or refreshing your network connection could be all that's required to return a shattered system to working order. Every software installation or update is fraught with peril. You never know when a relatively minor system change will cascade into a big-time headache. In the June 11 Known Issues column, computer repairman Bob Millard described how he restored several XP notebook systems for his clients after the installation of IE 8 resulted in blank desktops (no icons, no nothing). We subsequently heard from several readers who offered additional, straightforward solutions to similar problems that IE 8 had induced or worsened. Travis Walden's approach, which restarts Windows' Explorer shell, is about as simple as fixes get: http://windowssecrets.com/comp/090618/ Starts half way down the page! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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