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How to restore a Windows 95 registry or to use a Windows NT Repair following the installation of Internet Explorer

Article ID: 164538

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5



This article was previously published under Q164538

SUMMARY

This article describes how to restore a Microsoft Windows 95 registry that was created before you installed Microsoft Internet Explorer, or how to use a Microsoft Windows NT Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) that was created before you installed Internet Explorer.

MORE INFORMATION

Restoring an older Windows 95 registry, or using an older ERD to repair a Windows NT installation, is a troubleshooting step that is frequently used to troubleshoot Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 problems. However, if you have installed Internet Explorer 4.0 on your computer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 before you restore an older registry or use an older ERD.

To restore an older Windows 95 registry or use a older ERD, follow these steps:

  1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0. For information about uninstalling Internet Explorer, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    174265 How to Uninstall Internet Explorer

  2. Restore an older Windows 95 registry or use an older ERD as you normally would. For information about using the System.1st file to restore the Windows 95 registry to the state when you first started Windows 95 successfully, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    131431 How to Troubleshoot Registry Errors in Windows 95

    For information about the Windows NT emergency repair process, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    129037 Windows NT 3.5x and 4.0 Emergency Repair Process Screens

  3. Reinstall Internet Explorer 4.0. For information about installing Internet Explorer, see the following Microsoft Web site:



Additional query words: ie4 ie40

Keywords: kbhowto kbenv KB164538