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Win Me - IE6 OE6 caused problems!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Marjoe, Jan 18, 2003.

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  1. Marjoe

    Marjoe Thread Starter

    Jan 18, 2003
    Running Windows ME, and have a major headache since installing/uninstalling IE6.
    Problems upon installing IE6:
    1. Some IE windows would come up blank
    2. Can't download any programs through IE - The File Download box comes up, but when I click on the Open or Save buttons, nothing happens. (The Cancel and More Info buttons work.)
    3. No Java

    I tried to Repair IE6, but it came up with a message that the repair could not be done - it listed a whole bunch of dll files that were older versions than the ones needed.

    I used the Add/Remove to revert back to IE5.5

    Still have problems #2 and 3.

    New problem:
    Outlook Express 6 did not revert back to OE5.
    I can't open OE - error message: Outlook Express could not be started because MSOE.dll could not be loaded.
    I want to uninstall OE6 and reinstall OE5, but I want to back up my OE data first. How can I back up my OE data if I can't open OE6 to get to it?

    And how do I fix problems 2 & 3?

    Thanks for any help!
  2. NotRite²


    Nov 6, 2002

    I had a similar experience with IE6 and ME. I never did figure it out and ended up reinstalling the OS to fix everything. I may have ended up doing so for failure of being able to run System Restore because I had not gotten and installed the patch needed for it to restore to points created after Sept. 8th, 2001. Have you tried System Restore if indeed you do have the patch?

    I have 3links for you below. The 1st being a link to an excellent OE backup program with which there is no need to to open OE. The 2nd is a link to the KB artcle explaining how to do so manually. The 3rd is a link to the System Restore patch that you most definately need if using this program.



  3. monted


    Jun 22, 2002
    Microsoft is supposed to come out with IE6 Service Pack 1 sometime.
  4. Marjoe

    Marjoe Thread Starter

    Jan 18, 2003
    Thanks very much for the replies!

    NotRite, That OEBackup looks like the perfect solution for me. But I'll need to download it onto another computer since this one refuses to take any downloads.

    You're absolutely right - I don't have the System Restore patch. I didn't find out about the patch until I started looking for ways to fix what IE6 did to my system.

    Was that System Restore patch a well-kept secret? I had automatic Windows updates, and also visited the Microsoft download site now and then, where it scanned my computer and then listed recommended updates. Seems odd to me that the Restore patch wasn't part of a Critical Update?

    Looks like I'll be doing a reinstall of the OS once I get all my data backed up.
    Thanks a bunch!
  5. Del


    Aug 31, 2001
    Before you go and reinstall ME, go to Start > Accessories > System Tools and Click on System Restore. Then click next and see if you have a system restore point a few days before you installed IE6. If you do, restore to that point. The patch isn't always necessary. I never needed it and have restore points I can use.
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