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Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 10:20 pm:   

Hello fellow viewers. A new problem with WIN98/SE with IE6 and SP1 has reared its ugly head for me, and perhaps someone else (or am I the lucky one?)has experienced this and might have a suggestion as to what might be the problem.
The History pane/view by date/by site/most visited/by order visited has totally DISAPPEARED! This has been replaced by a totally useless history folder with a sundial on it, which, when expanded only has a previously unseen "Index.Dat" file which naturally cannot be viewed as the "file is in use by (another) program". Having searched for the last three days at various help sites such as Google, Dell, Microsoft Knowledge Base, etc. has yielded nothing other than frustration,slow loading web pages, (and plenty of answers to that which I am NOT looking for.)and the usual there are presently no answers to your query.
The only possible clue that I have found (and of this I am uncertain.)is a dialog box that appears when one accesses the microsoft system information tool in SYSTEM TOOLS, tool dropdown box, "Internet Explorer Repair Tool". This dialog box states " IE6 cannot be repaired due to the following errors: Scrrun.dll version exists but the version needs to be greater than". If this is germaine to the issue is unknown to me. However, I have uninstalled and re-installed IE6 three times thus far and to no avail. I know that WIN98/SE is quirky but this one cops the cake! Has anyone else experienced this,or is this a brand new trick?
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 11:22 am:   

I think a possibility may be that another program was installed on your computer that could possibly use the same file "Scrrun.dll" and replaced your current one with an older version. IE is looking for a certain version, and if it finds the slightest change it will not function properly, if at all. Although this may not be the case, seeing as you've un/reinstalled IE. However I was under the impression that IE was Integrated into Win98/SE and couldn't be COMPLETELY uninstalled. Perhaps it is possible that although you have uninstalled it, it doesn't remove some system files for IE (Scrrun.dll) because this may be a shared file. I hope this helps some, but warn you I may be wrong! I just know about overwriting files with older versions causing problems like this. It can even happen without you realizing it. Welcome to Windows!

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