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  1. bigh47

    bigh47 Thread Starter

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    After attempting a repair on IE6 it failed due to

    Version 3.10.2230 of SCRRUN.DLL needs greater than 5.1.0.5010

    MS KB does not give any hits for this.
    Any ideas on how to update to the later .dll?

    Thanks

    Howard
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    If you've held on to your IE installation cabs you'll be able to extract it from there to C:\Windows\System.

    It's more recent than the one in there now.

    It's the fastest solution. The alternative is reinstalling IE.

    Or borrowing the dll from someone running IE 6.0 as well, of course.

    Good luck,
     
  3. bigh47

    bigh47 Thread Starter

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    Tony- I am sorry further question(s).
    I had 5.5 and down loaded IE6 from MS site does this make a difference?
    CAB files?
    What do these .dlls do I often see them reffered to on various posts.
    I did reload again from MS upgrades with the same result.
    I'll go off and have look around my C drive in the mean time.

    Many thanks

    Howard:)
     
  4. TonyKlein

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    Hi Howard,

    A dll is a 'dynamic link library file.
    It contains resources that can be linked into running programs while they are running (thus, the "dynamic").

    Various programs can share the use of a single dll, thus preventing duplication.

    And something you installed probably replaced the Internet Explorer version of the dll by an earlier one.

    And as I said, there are 3 ways to restore the right dll.

    First try this:
    From the Start menu, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
    In the Search Results window in the Search for files or folders named area, type: *.cab.
    Enter scrrun.dll in the 'Containing text' field
    Include the appropriate path in the 'Look in' field, and then click Search Now.
    The files are listed in the Search Results window.

    If it's found, what is the exact location it's in?
     
  5. bigh47

    bigh47 Thread Starter

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    Tony
    I am now very confused the search produced:-
    rbbad c:\windows\sysbackup 5,880Kb cabinet
    scr56en c:\windows\windows update setup files 818Kb cabinet
    Search was on c:\

    Howard
     
  6. bigh47

    bigh47 Thread Starter

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    Tony - I found the 3.10 etc version in c:\windows\system.

    The search you aked me for was to look for a saved version am i right?

    Howard.:)
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    That's the one that's the old version, and about which Internet Explorer complained.

    And you apparently don't have the new version anywhere on your drive.

    You'd have to revert to the former Windows configuration ( meaning restoring your former version of IE):

    Go to Control Panel/Software/MS Internet Explorer/REmove => restore frmr. W. conf.

    Then reinstall IE 5.5 SP 2 or 6.0

    Good luck,
     
  8. bigh47

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    Tony - Thanks for your help. If I found a later version could that be used or is it linked to my OS build? I might e-mail MS as they said my sysyem should be ok for IE6.

    Thanks again see you later

    Howard
     
  9. TonyKlein

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    Upgrading IE would do it too.

    If you're running Win 95 you could upgrade to <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/recommended/ie55sp2/default.asp?%20FinishURL=%2Fdownloads%2Frelease%2Easp%3Freleaseid<br%20/>%20%3D31770%26area%3Dtop%26ordinal%3D5%26redirect%3Dn<br%20/>o">Internet Explorer 5.5 SP 2 </A>


    If Win98 and later, you have a choice between either that one or Internet Explorer 6.0

    Good luck,
     
  10. bigh47

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    Tony - I run w98 and I upgraded from IE5.5 to IE6 from MS web site which is why I think it strange that this file is out of date.
    I wil try to contact MS some time to day but people in this house seem to think they can use "my" computer for home work and stuff. Bye for now see u later.

    Howard:)
     
  11. bigh47

    bigh47 Thread Starter

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    Tony K - I've come back on this thread because I have downloaded a later version of scrrun. Any opinions of how to proceed?. The newer version is a smaller file which seems strange. I was wondering if I could find out what scrrun does, as a dll file does this mean it is shared by several programs or just that it can operate when something else is running? Have I got any where near understanding how dlls work?
    As to loading the new version Iwas thinking of renaming the old version (old) renaming the new version to .dll and restarting. I need some more information before I do that I think.
    Thanks.

    Howard
    :)
     
  12. TonyKlein

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    Howard,

    It's a scripting runtime dll, and I have renamed it on my system as well, just as I have removed the Windows Scripting Host, for they can make your system vulnerable to malicious scripts.

    If your not using scrips, you can rename or even delete the dll without any adverse effects.

    The only problem being that you can't repair IE, because it can't find one of the components.
     
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