Can't display pages from Internet using Windows XP?

Question

I have always been able to click in the address bar and type in just the name of what I wanted to search for and it would do a search and disply the results. All of a sudden when I did this, another browser would pop up. I finally found it on my hard drive and got rid of it but now when I try to do a search from the address bar, it just shows "Page Not Found". I haven't been able to figure out how to get it back to the original state. I have not done a System Restore yet because I have installed several programs since that time. Can you help me?

Answer

This question was answered on April 23, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To reinstall only Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP, use the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}

Change the value data from 1 to 0, and then click OK.

Quit Registry Editor, and then install Internet Explorer 6

To reinstall Windows XP updates, visit the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site:

»windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 23, 2004