IE6 Browser Not Being Recognized on particular website

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Dlenoxx

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Hey Tech Guys,

I'm doing some work on someone's computer (It's remote, so it may take me a bit to get some needed info), but my problem is this. Using XP, and ME, the IE6 browser works fine on this particular website. Well, on 98 the website says that they are not using Internet Explorer and that it is the required browser. I was just curious if anyone was aware of any differences between the 98 version of IE6, and the ME/XP versions.

PS: I'll try to get the service pack number and see if it is 98SE or just 98 as soon as I can- to my understanding, service pack 4 released a major IE6 update.

Hope to hear back from ya!
 
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When I had 98 it had 6 SP1 (although I used Opera!), and it's my understanding that SP2 was never made available for, or doesn't work with, 98 and ME. Something to do with the difference between FAT32 and NTFS perhaps?

I wonder if that stubborn site would work with Firefox or Opera because I think they can both be set to 'emulate' IE?. Whatever, unless they're hopelessly in love with it, your user doesn't need to keep IE active, but I expect you've told them that already.

EDIT: Ooops! just re-read your post. If the site works OK with ME my theory falls flat on its face!
 

Dlenoxx

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Well, I believe the website requires IE (I use Firefox and Camino when needed), and both display the same message. When I use my IE browser (I've got XP, IE7) it loads fine- so that's why I'm a tad confused. Is it possible that maybe something got mixed up in the way that could have tagged IE6 as, well, not IE? I've told them they may be just dead in the water, with no real way for me to get around them- but the minimum requirements from the developers state that IE6 is the lowest version allowed. I'm going to try and remote access later on this evening- I was just hoping someone's heard of an issue like this.

If I come up with a resolution, I'll post it for future notes.
 
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Dlenoxx said:
Well, I believe the website requires IE (I use Firefox and Camino when needed), and both display the same message. When I use my IE browser (I've got XP, IE7) it loads fine- so that's why I'm a tad confused. Is it possible that maybe something got mixed up in the way that could have tagged IE6 as, well, not IE? I've told them they may be just dead in the water, with no real way for me to get around them- but the minimum requirements from the developers state that IE6 is the lowest version allowed. I'm going to try and remote access later on this evening- I was just hoping someone's heard of an issue like this.

If I come up with a resolution, I'll post it for future notes.
Never heard...it must be some system problem-- I'd repair or reinstall IE6. Even better, PowerPack5 will update everything and overinstall any damaged system files: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=100090
 
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