cant get IE to open IE11 403 error

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    rkfjr Well-Known Member

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    cant get IE to open IE11 403 error after updates 3/17 installed. restored pc to early date before updates no help.
     
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    Hi,

    It would be helpful to have some basic specs on the PC you are having this problem on. Different hardware can produce different results on browsers and other software.

    Please provide the Make/Model of your computer; and whether it's a desktop PC or a laptop. And which version of Windows you are getting the error on? (e.g.: Window7, Windows7 SP1, etc.).

    In the meantime, I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO BACKUP ALL OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA TO EXTERNAL MEDIA BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH THIS REPAIR!!!!!!! Repairing IE11 problems, is inherently risky, since the browser is part of the Operating System, and repairing it incorrectly can lead to disastrous results including data loss and disfunctional operation of your computer.

    Repairing this error often leads to the discovery that you have a hardware failure in your computer, and it's not software at all. If your computer is older than 2 years old, this is a real possibility. If you haven't done so, I suggest you test your hard drive with SEATOOLS available from seagate.com. Run BOTH the short and long tests. If SEATOOLS returns any errors, then your hard drive has failed and must be replaced as it is causing your 403 error, not Windows.

    Best of luck,
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    Lenovo pc mod M58 7244 win7pro sp1 1 year old seagate 1T hhd
     
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    **Thanks for this info.!**
    <<<BBJ>>> see next message for my further recommendations.
     
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    So, the 403 error is gone; Yes or No??

    Post back if No, and I'll make further recommendations. Basically, if SFC fails to complete, you most likely have badly corrupted Windows system files. SEATOOLS passing indicates your hdd is most likely ok. After your Personal Data backup (you didn't mention whether you had done this or not); you should attempt to reinstall Win7 Pro onto the Seagate 1TB hard drive from Lenovo Factory Recovery Discs. If you don't have them, you should also be able to use the Lenovo BACKUP AND RECOVERY utility to restore you PC to Factory out-of-the-box condition from the hidden recovery partition. Download the THINK CENTER USER GUIDE from Lenovo website here: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/53y9906.pdf

    The Guide tells you how to create RECOVERY DISCS and how to access the RECOVERY PARTITION (<f11> key on bootup).

    Upon researching specs on your PC, it appears that it shipped with either Windows XP or Windows Vista. The Recovery discs or Recovery partition of course wil ONLY restore it to XP or VISTA, whatever came on the computer when you first purchased it---NOT WINDOWS7 PRO!!! This means that if you did the upgrade to Win7 Pro, you'll have to locate the Win7 Pro disc you used along with the License COA key. The Microsoft Windows label on the outside case of the PC will not activate your Win7 Pro. If you didn't do this upgrade yourself, but rather paid someone like a Tech to do it; you'll have to contact them for the Disc and Key if they are still around. If not, you'll have to purchase a Win7 Pro disc and key online (no longer sold in retail stores since 2011). This will cost you around $120-$140 US. If you bought the upgrade from a reputable store such as Best Buy-Geek Squad, they may reinstall the upgrade for you for a fee; maybe under $100.

    Bear in mind that when you upgrade the Windows to Win7, it may come with IE9 or IE10 depending on the media you or your Tech may have used. When you upgrade to IE11, ensure that you have either 32bit or 64bit version of IE11 when you perform the download--otherwise IE11 won't install on your PC at all!

    Once this is all done, your 403 error should disappear!

    Best of luck,
    <<<BBJ>>>
     
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    thank you for all help and yes the 403 is gone rkf
     
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    You're welcome! Glad we could help you out. :thumbs_up:

    Have a Great Weekend!:teeth_smile:
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