Believe it or not, I'm still alive. And my IE is still dead! I've been so busy over the past several months that I have put this on the back burner. Today I had to catch up on my Windows 7 updates, and even got Service Pack 1 installed with no issues. Except that IE is still dead. Here is something that was triggered by what Saltgrass mentioned earlier: I cannot ping either "Localhost" or 127.0.0.1 on this computer. I get the following when I ping both: 10.0.1.100 is the IP address assigned to my computer. Running ipconfig /all gives me: I don't know if I mentioned it earlier in this thread, but I even tried resetting the TCP/IP stacks manually at the command line. I also have access to two different network adapters--one on the motherboard, and the other via an Ethernet card. Regardless of which one I use, neither brings IE back to life. Thinking back a couple of years, the only network-related issue I remember was when our Internet service went out at the house, and I tried tethering my computer to my Droid. I remember installing a Motorola driver to get the phone to be recognized by the computer, and another software package to enable the networking via the phone. I don't recall if it ever worked or not, it was so long ago. But it makes me wonder if something in those software packages (which have long since been uninstalled) affected anything. I can't really pinpoint when IE and related programs quit working, unfortunately. If I could do a repair installation of Win7 that kept all the user accounts and user settings, I'd do that as a last resort. But when I did this on XP about 10 years ago, it was like having to start over. With everything I have installed, and relying on this for work, I don't have days available to get everything back to where I need it.