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By glynn ·
When ever I try to start5 Explorer Ver 6. I get an error message: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library. IEXPLORE.EXE this application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact application support team for more information.

What the heck does this mean? I can't reinstall it from original disk as it ayas the newer version is on the computer. I can't delete it or replace it from another computer as windows just replaces it. This is starting to really annoy me, can anyone help?

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Same Problem

by brown In reply to Microsoft Explorer runtim ...

I hape the same problem. Help. Windows XP Home Edition

When ever I try to start5 Explorer Ver 6. I get an error message: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library. IEXPLORE.EXE this application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact application support team for more information.

What the heck does this mean? I can't reinstall it from original disk as it ayas the newer version is on the computer. I can't delete it or replace it from another computer as windows just replaces it. This is starting to really annoy me, can anyone help?

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Here are some things to try...

by kansaigirl In reply to Microsoft Explorer runtim ...

1. Have both of you been keeping up with the critical updates? If you don't have Automatic Install turned on, you should be checking this at least weekly.

2. For the OP--There is a way to uninstall IE and revert to the original version that shipped with the OS on your computer, but it involves editing the registry. If you are not comfortable doing this--and possibly messing up your computer--I do not recommend this. For the poster with XP Home, this does not apply to you, although you can edit the registry and disable IE. Again, see the warning above.

3. For the poster with XP Home--are you on XP SP2?

4. Do either of you have any anti-spyware software installed on your PC, and have you updated and run it recently?

5. Do either of you use AOL? See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316512
which sounds quite a bit like what you report.

6. Try Firefox--it's a lot faster, has a lot nicer user interface, and is not as cranky as IE anyway. Unfortunately, there are some sites that don't work with it, so you will need to fix your IE problem anyway.

Good luck...

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Thanks

by brown In reply to Here are some things to t ...

I have had SP2 installed for some time. Also using Spybot and the new MS betaprogram for anti-spyware. Keep up the good ideas. Am using Firefox in the interim but know I must get back IE.

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Try this

by buz166 In reply to Microsoft Explorer runtim ...

Had the very same problem..... I don't know how it got there but there was a mysterious addition of a Google toolbar program which caused the runtime error. If you go to add/remove programs and remove the Google toolbar program, this may fix it.... it worked for me.

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Eureka!

by brown In reply to Microsoft Explorer runtim ...

Erasing the "Google Tool Bar" worked for me. Thank you very much.

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