I'm suddenly having a Problem. I'm Running Windows 98SE, and have kept up with all critical updates to date. Yesterday I
started getting an error every time I tried to start an instance of I.E 6 (i.e. trying to access the web). I immediately
receive the following error message. "MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ RUNTIME LIBRARY, Runtime Error! Program C:Program FilesInternet
ExplorerIExplore.exe. This application has requested the runtime to terminate in an unusual way". The Machine either hangs,
or times out on the dialog box and ignores the attempt to run IE. But occasionally, when the error dialog times out it will
allow IE to start. The only way I can reliably access the web is through Windows | Help | online support. That gets me the
MS support site, and from there I can enter the URL that gets me here, for instance. So far I have redownloaded IE6 SP1 and
run both IESetup and the repair utility. No Joy! I checked the MS Knowledgebase and discovered a "fix" for the C++ Runtime,
"runtifix.exe" I believe it was. Again, no help. I forced an update to Norton Antivirus, and ran a full scan, just in case.
No hits. Also turned off Zone Alarm and tried IE - with the same error result. I did a search on the Lounge IE and Win 98
forums, then made sure I had script debugging disabled. I did, so no help there. I realize that the problem is the result
of some kind of incompatibility between IE6 and the MS Visual C++ Runtime - odd (one would hope), since they are both MS
products. Previous to this, I was not overtly aware that I had the Visual C++ Runtime application on my machine. Could it
be that I got it by mistake somehow and don't need it? Though it does seem reasonable that I should have it in order to run
any C++ coded applications that need it. A quick check revealed that none of the other major Office components were having
this problem. Help! Does anyone have any suggestions for a cure?