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#1 Cinoreah

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:06 PM

I've been getting illegal operation messages from IE and it was suggested I get FF and did. Now my computer is running crazy, jumping around and slow. Went to add/remove programs and tried to uninstall it and it won't let me. Went to Mozilla's site to try and find an uninstall option and could find none. Am still getting the illegal op messages - seems like the two are conflicting with each other. What a screwed up mess I've apparently created. HELP!!

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 05:41 PM

Have you tried to uninstall it using Firefox's uninstaller?

Double click My Computer.
Double click Program Files.
Double click the Mozilla Firefox folder.
Double click the uninstall folder.
Double click uninstall.exe.

Now delete the Mozilla Firefox folder from Program Files.
Set windows to show hidden files,
How to see hidden files in Windows
Then navigate to:
C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox
Delete the Firefox folder.

All traces of Firefox should now be removed.

If you're having conflicts with IE and Firefox, there are other problems besides Firefox.
I've never heard of the two conflicting.

Have you updated, and run your antivirus?
Have you done any online virus scans?
Have you run any Spyware/Malware programs?
What Spyware/Malware programs do you use?
Prior to installing Firefox, what were the exact error messages you were receiving?

Have you tried a repair of Internet Explorer?
How to Repair Internet Explorer 6 and Outlook Express in Windows
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:40 PM

Thanks for your reply...

Had already done steps 1-5. At the uninstall.exe, hour glass worked 5-10 seconds, left and nothing happened. Tried this several times.

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I've been all over the net trying to find solutions only to find this program is a holy nightmare to get rid of.

I get "This program (Internet Explorer) has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down" even more since I installed Mozilla/FF.

What made things even worse after installing FF was that at one of my game sites it made me install Java Runtime and things really went to h*ll then!!

And have not tried an IE repair.

Edited by Cinoreah, 03 August 2006 - 08:40 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:13 AM

Ok....it seems as if this thing is embedded and is not going anywhere, so I defaulted back to IE and it can just sit there and entertain itself.

But tg1911, I sincerely do appreciate the help. Thank you.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 01:37 AM

It does seem like a corrupt install of Firefox.
Have you tried to install Firefox again (possibly repairing any damaged files), and then try to uninstall?
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:30 PM

No, at this point I think I'll just let sleeping dogs lie. That thing caused me enough grief yesterday to last me awhile. :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 10:03 PM

Have you tried a repair of Internet Explorer?
How to Repair Internet Explorer 6 and Outlook Express in Windows



I'm still getting IE illegal operation messages and when I went to repair I got this message:

"Internet Explorer cannot be repaired due to the following errors:

File SCRRUN.DLL is missing."


What to do now?

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Edited by Cinoreah, 04 August 2006 - 10:03 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 10:17 PM

found this site on the web where you can download that file.

www.groovyweb.uklinux.net/?page_name=dll%20files%20download&category=files

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:09 PM

Have been gone and haven't addressed this problem until now.

When I went to download scrrun and unzipped it, it said this file already exists and asked if I want to overwrite it. That scared me so I didn't do anything. Do I understand that scrrun and Runtime are connected? When I do a run it says both are missing. What the heck do I do? I sure am tired of the illegal op message.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:37 PM

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 03:57 PM

I'm still getting IE illegal operation messages and when I went to repair I got this message:

"Internet Explorer cannot be repaired due to the following errors:

File SCRRUN.DLL is missing."


What to do now?

Thanks

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Hay there, If you have the install disk this might help
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/129605/
it's been at least 4 years since I used it last and I'm not going to pretend that I remember any of it (sorry) . That or reinstall the scrrun.dll and when it asks if you want to overwrite the file say yes?(some sort of backup first would be a very good idea)
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:13 PM

A local PC tech told me to reinstall IE. Should I do this? This is freaking me out.....I know it probably shouldn't but it is.
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:21 PM

kinda up to you, do you have broadband? if not thats a long download for dialup.
if I recall the install is a two part thing.
do you have 98 or ME?

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:23 PM

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 10:17 PM

Hay There, If you've been talking to a tech , then should probably give him a shot at it, other wise here's a link to help you delete Firefox and then you can try to re-install it (after a scandisk and defrag session)
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Firefox
if reinstalling ie don't work, at least you can tell him you tried. also if you have the install disk for your win98 you should be able to pull the file you need off it with the SFC (system file checker)

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