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IE9 connectivity not working with the 32 bit browser.

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  • The 64 bit IE9 browser works but the 32 bit browser on the same machine doesnt.  Anyone have any ideas?  I have verified DNS via DOS and can ping by name in DOS but my IE 9 32 bit browser cannot browse the internet or connect to windows update server.  The 64 bit browser can browse the internet and connect to the windows update server.  I have verified that no proxy setting are enabled (both in "internet Options" and in the registry.  I believe it has to have something to do with a registry setting being wrong somehow.  The reason I think this is because the 64bit browser is in a different path on the hard drive.  Internet Explorer 9 64 bit is installed at "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer" whereas the 32 bit version is installed at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer"  this is the only thing left I dont know how to troubleshoot.  Is there a setting of how the two browsers point to the internet in the registry?

    At this point any ideas are welcome as I have searched fourms for months now and am about ready to just reinstall windows but I have never encountered a computer issue I couldnt fix until now and truthfully this one has me baffeled.

    Thanks for your time and effort in helping me try to resolve this issue,

    James


    FYI - I forgot to mention I have restart and entered into the Safe Mode with networking and I have the same problem.  64 bit browser works 32 bit doesnt.
    Friday, March 02, 2012 6:56 PM

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