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Can't open Internet Explorer...says "connecting"

Hi. The message below appeared on my computer when I attempted to open Internet Explorer. It said "connecting," but never did. It froze, and cntrl alt delete was blank and froze also. Had to reboot to get out of it. "AOL Error The main.idx database file is damaged. Error: 65-FONL The error body is below To fix the problem, follow these steps to reinstall your AOL software: 1. insert an AOL CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. (we don't have any it was either downloaded from the internet or installed 2003 or so from a disk we no longer have). ANY OTHER WAY TO DO THIS? 2. On the windows start menu, click Run. 3. Type d:\setup (pr e:\setup), then press ENTER.

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You can do several thing to fix this.

In AOL 9.0, right click the AOL icon in the taskbar at the right hand corner of near the clock, then click on System Information. When it takes a few on the Utilities tab at the top of the page. Click on the Quick Restore button at the bottom of the page. Click on Procedd, then follow any on-screen instructions after that.

If you donot have the AOL tray icon, click on Start, Programs and look for America Online (no version number next to it). Click on AOL System Information in the sub-menu.

In versions of AOL before 9.0:
Go to My Computer
Double-click the C: drive
Double-click on Program Files
Double-click on America Online X.0

((Note): If you have several installations of AOL, open the latest installation file, i.e., 8.0, 8.0a, etc. 8.0a if the latest installation.)

Doulbe-click on the Backup folder
Right-click on main (or main.idx)
Left-click on COPY
Click the BACK arrow in the upper left hand corner of the window
Right-click on the IDB folder
Left-click on PASTE
Answer YES to the question.
After that is done,
scroll down on the page and fine the COMPVER file.
Right-click on it, then left-click on DELETE.
Answer YES to send it to the Recycle Bin.
Restart AOL

If the above two procedures donot work, uninstall all AOL from the computer, then reinstall it.

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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 22, 2008

    You can download aol from this site

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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 22, 2008

    check this site for complete info

  • Edgar Allan Pagayona
    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 22, 2008

    And 1 more step but read info thoroughly first before executing

    This issue was resolved today by the following process:

    1. Use AOL Uninstall to remove most AOL files

    2. Manually search the C:/ drive for all remaining AOL files

    3. Run Regedit to edit the registry to find and remove all AOL files EXCEPT

    Address Book files.

    WARNING: Editing the registry is considered a high-level tech
    responsibility. New users or users not familiar with the registry are
    cautioned NOT to do the next step. However, if you feel comfortable
    proceeding, then:

    From Start Menu select Run

    In the Run window, Type in Regedit

    The registry will be displayed on the left side of a two-panelled window

    Select the folder at the top

    Under the Edit menu, select Find and type in AOL. click on find or OK

    The Find engine will locate the first reference to AOL.

    Delete this file; F3 to Find Next and continue until all files are deleted EXCEPT ADDRESS BOOK-related files

    When this process is complete {you will come to understand why your pc is slower after installing AOL}, Shut down completely.

    Reboot the pc

    Use your AOL install disk to reinstall a new AOL system.

    The install is prompt you for your logon info and open AOL for you.

    Addresses will be retained.

    Again, This is not a process for a novice user. The danger is selecting
    a file to delete that may make your system inoperatable.



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