I have a problem with IE6 in that I can no longer access the e-mail icon. Also when i try to use an e-mail link on a web site it doesnt work. I have to open Outlook Express seperately and copy and paste the e-mail address. I tried using the repair facility offered by microsoft, but after a while it asks for the XP Home CD. I only have a restore CD (MESH computer) and that doesnt work. I tried sfc/scannow but that also asks for the XP CD. Is there any other way i can reinstall IE6 and OE6?? I was advised to copy the i386 folder from the cd to C:\windows\i386 which i have done. I have also edited HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion and changed the sourcePath to c:\windows\i386. But i am still asked for the CD. Should i have changed windows NT? I have XP Home! The existing sourcepath was A:\i386. Can you help please????
I ask because mine is nearly two years old, (purchased machine Jan 2002) and I have never had a problem with sfc /scannow refusing the Mesh recovery disk. I have just tried it and it again worked perfectly.
I bought it in December 2001. I did the registry edit, but i'm not sure if it is correct. Firstly in your message it states go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion - is this right if i'm running XP? Secondly i changed the sourcePath to c:\windows\i386 - it was previously A:windows\i386 - that seems strange, i thought it would have stated D:\windows\i386. But then i'm a struggling novice!!!