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98se IE6 RPC stub error,wont open 2nd window

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by christmi, Sep 4, 2004.

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  1. christmi

    christmi Banned Thread Starter

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    For 3 weeks IE6 SP1 on Win 98se won't open a new window from a web site link. New window appears but is transparent and wont load. Sits there. I have to cut and paste the link to get it to load. Javascript links don't work at all.

    Have been walked through IE eradicator and reload of IE6 by paid MS support, problem still there. Machine has always been very clean and virus/trojan free (sounds like a singles ad!). Spyware checks out okay. Have been running ZoneAlarm for several months.

    When using IE edit>>'find on this page' I get Error 35 'Incompatible version of the RPC stub'.

    MSN messenger 6.2 is also giving error messages on its own and terminating.

    Saw several successful RPC stub error fixes in this forum but not related to this problem. Often complete rip and reload of IE6 was the last choice solution. Have already been there.

    Anyone seen this one before?
     
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    JSntgRvr Retired Moderator and Malware Specialist

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    http://consumer.installshield.com/kb.asp?id=Q108188


    On Windows 98 and 95, this error may be caused by a bad version of the oleaut32.dll file. To correct this problem, follow these instructions to remove the bad file and install a new version.

    Warning: This resolution requires you to modify your System folder. Modifications to the Windows system, if not done correctly, can create serious problems for your computer.

    Download to your Desktop, but do not run, the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) file appropriate for your system. These files can be downloaded from the InstallShield support page, by clicking the links provided below.

    Windows 98:
    http://support.installshield.com/kb/files/Q105810/dcom98.exe

    Windows 95:
    http://support.installshield.com/kb/files/Q105810/dcom95.exe

    Select Start > Shutdown. Select Restart in MS-DOS mode.

    At the command prompt c:\WINDOWS, enter the following commands on separate lines as shown.

    cd c:\windows\system
    rename oleaut32.dll oleaut32.old
    exit

    Ignore the error message:

    A required .DLL file, C:\windows\system\oleaut32.dll, was not found.
    This error message appears because the file was renamed in step 4
    Now log in to your computer as you normally would.

    Double-click the file you downloaded to your Desktop. Click Yes to the dialog box that opens. The dcom.exe file installs a new oleaut32.dll file.

    After DCOM has been installed, select Start > Restart.


    If your computer fails to function properly after following the above instructions, you can restore your original oleaut32.dll file by doing the following:


    Select Start > Shutdown.
    Select Restart in MS-DOS mode.

    At the command prompt c:\WINDOWS, enter the following commands on separate lines as shown. This restores the old oleaut32.dll file.

    cd c:\windows\system
    rename oleaut32.old oleaut32.dll
    exit

    Windows automatically restarts. If it does not, select Start > Restart.
     
  3. christmi

    christmi Banned Thread Starter

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    BINGO ! That did it. Both the 2nd window and the IE edit >> 'find on this page' problems are gone. We'll see if MSN Messenger bombs out any more.

    Thank you for saving me additional time and headache. The site you directed me to that provided the patch looks useful:

    http://consumer.installshield.com

    Thanks!
     
  4. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Retired Moderator and Malware Specialist

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    Yes it does. Glad to know you are back in the saddle. Best wishes!
     
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