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IE 6 install problem

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by MoparDave, Nov 30, 2001.

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  1. MoparDave

    MoparDave Thread Starter

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    Help! I had to reinstall Windows ME with my disk from Dell. I had upgraded IE 5.5 to 6.0 and ME reinstalled the 5.5 version. It left Outlook Express 6.0 alone but now I cannot complete the 6.0 upgrade. I get the error message that the install wasn't completed and that I need to restart and try again. Now I am stuck in a loop of trying to finish the install, no success, restart, try to install etc. How do I get out? I have tried everything I can find at Microsoft and by searching here. The browser seems to work ok but I'm wondering whether to just give up and use it as is or to try and solve this now. Or do I wait for the next version and see if the issue is resolved then? Thanks in advance.
    Dave
     
  2. jbcalg

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    did you try the repair option when you go to add/remove for ie6?

    or is that how you get into the loop?
     
  3. MoparDave

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    Thanks for responding so soon. I'm at work now so I can't say for sure but if I remember correctly add/remove only showed IE 5.5. Should I try and repair that? I got in the loop by trying to install the upgrade to 6.0 from the files I had originally downloaded. I incorrectly assumed that when ME installed 5.5 that I was back to where my pc was before 6.0 but unfortunately I'm afraid that I now have a hybrid browser on my hands. I'm amazed that it still works.
    Dave
     
  4. rkselby98

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    Why don't you download the version 6.0 off the web and install it. This should overwrite all incorrect files and fix the problem.
     
  5. jbcalg

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    ditto mr. selby's comments

    try a new install - i'd even delete the ie6 setup file probably in C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files

    start fresh, avoid corrupt files, shower daily
     
  6. MoparDave

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    Been there guys. I first used old file from my hard drive. No luck. Then I deleted it and downloaded new file. Same story. Tried installing from the Windows update site. Tried downloading for later install under custom install, advanced. Have renamed wininit.ini per Microsoft knowledge bulletin. The install goes fine until the progress reaches 91-93% and then wham. Setup was unable to complete....etc. The download for later install option has to download more files during install. If I uninstall 5.5 how do I get back to download site?
     
  7. jbcalg

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    got an old version of netscape around?

    you could dl 4.7, just the browser (similar to custom install for IE)
    then totally remove IE
    dl/install IE6

    then remove netscape

    i'd also do a regclean after removing IE to really clean up the registry (regclean was a MS app but they removed it, there's similar apps at the download sites, cnet, zdnet, etc).

    if you have the drive space, you may also want to dl to install later the IE5.5 in a separate folder from the IE6

    i keep ie 4, 5, 6 and netscape 3, 4 around for posterity and those middle of the night nothing works scenarios
     
  8. TonyKlein

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    Do this:

    Empty the contents of your C:\Windows\Temp folder completely.
    Now hit F3 (Find/files or folders).
    Search for a file called Wininit.ini, highlight it, and choose 'delete'.

    Don't toch Wininit.EXE.

    Reboot, and install IE.

    A previous program installation was never completed.

    Good luck
     
  9. MoparDave

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    Thanks for the info everyone. I'll start again tonight after work. JB, you have given me a thought. If I install netscape maybe I should then remove IE and ... I'm done!

    Dave
     
  10. MoparDave

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    Problem solved. Thanks guys. I ended up deleting old downloads, temp files and wininit.ini. Then I went back to Windows update and reinstalled 5.5 which went without a hitch. Back to upgrade and installed 6.0 with the same results.

    Dave
     
  11. Double07

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    Hey guys... I also have some problems with IE6.0... it won't let me log into my web-based email accounts...

    I keep getting "intrusion detected" notices (even if I ask to "expire page views" at login).

    So I too tried to re-install IE6.0 from the Add/Remove Programs dialogue.... BUT my computer came pre-installed with IE6.0 (I'm using windows XP), so the Add/Remove IE6.0 option is not there.

    So how do I start the Repair IE6.0 option if the Uninstall/Add/Remove button is not there????

    Please help.
    Rgds,
    Double07
     
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