Posted 24 December 2004 - 07:53 AM
Thanks for checking that for me.
About IE6, hmm, where to begin...
I'm not the only one with this problem, it seems. But to research this means to have to go back, I don't know how far, into the HJT Logs and Analysis threads. Or perhaps it wasn't there but somewhere else. Anyway, others with WinME have had the same problem and MS has done NOTHING about it.
Here it goes:
I tried about a year ago to get IE6 when I restored my computer using the recovery disks. This was before I knew about the system restore feature. Anyhow, it would go through the download just fine. Installing is where the troubles began. It would say a dll or two was missing and that it couldn't continue the installation. Then, everytime I would reboot, it would start the installation right away. It was going on and on and on until I couldn't take it anymore. No matter if I chose to install later or continue installing (the options given) upon booting the computer, it was like anarchy. Finally, I went into Startup under msconfig and unchecked it to keep it from happening.
Now, HJT says I have IE6. But IE begs to differ. Help>About Internet Explorer shows I have 5.50. And everytime I go to WindowsUpdate, it always shows IE6 service pack as an option I need to choose and download. But I can't stand to go through that havoc again and ignore it.
I have seen a couple of others with WinME have the same exact problem. But, Grinler, bless his heart, and others couldn't fix it either. So, I don't know what more to say about this really. The thread is here in BC somewhere but I just filled ya in so there's really no need.
So, there ya have it.
Now what? lol
I'll be hacked if IE is corrupt somewhere since I just went through the stupid about:blank infection. I've got something sitting in msconfig (posted that too) that I don't know about. And, I've lost 15% of my system resources as of tonight/this AM as well. I'm about nuts at this point, Koan.
I hope Cryo or Grinler can help.