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long story here--I'm running 98SE/IE6/MSN9/Messenger with 128Mb/100 bus system. I've been having two problems (1) not being able to run one particular website's virtual tour (realtor). It keeps saying I need a java enabled browser. I download Java as instructed and it won't work (works on every other website tho). After reading through all reviews on cnet I thought maybe I should check my macromedia shockwave updates. Sure enough there was a new update and I installed it. (I checked this because I was having trouble with cnet site loading sometimes -(getting a MSN explorer "experience problem-shut down" message) thought I needed updated flashplayer. When I finished installing new update on MSN home page, the system showed the IE home page and started re-downloading flashplayer. I stopped it (by closing), the screen reverted to MSN home page and installed flashplayer (I restarted my computer and I assume all is well.

(2) Why did flashplayer want to install twice?I have my IE home page URL as runonce.msn (default upon reinstalling IE6) I've also been having trouble with msn startup page popping up/msn messenger trying to sign in.(as well as delayed sign out of msn) I've run McAfee and SpySweeper (all is fine)Am I missing something about the IE/Msn setup? I'm totally lost. Thank you.

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Mej, About Installing Twice...Possibilities...

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Maybe you accidently opened the flash installer twice. Maybe MSN requires a specific flash type and the first time wasn't the right version. Because MSN Explorer and Internet Explorer are "cousins" maybe they got confused and opened the same program twice. You may know better on which of these "maybes" caused the minor issue.

If you still need help and getting the virtual tour to run correctly, try downloading and installing the updated Microsoft Script Engine from the link below. It might fix the problem:

Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows NT 4.0

After that, make sure that Java is enabled in Internet Explorer by opening the Control Panel, double click on "Internet Options" icon, then click on the "Advanced" tab. Scroll down and if you've downloaded "Sun's Java", make sure the box is CHECKED to "Use Java...", then click on Apply", then OK. If you've installed "Microsoft Virtual Machine", make sure that the "JIT Compiler for Virtual Machine is enabled". If you have both installed, although they both normally can be CHECKED, try UNCHECKING the "Microsoft VM" box to see it it's causing the issue.

To disable the auto-signin for MSN Messenger, maybe the fixes below will help:

1. Open msn messenger
2. Go to Tools --> Options --> General.... and disable "Automatic sign in when connected to internet"

And if you're using WinXP...

To prevent MSN Messenger from automatically signing in using a registered Microsoft Passport account: click the Start button -> click Run... -> type: control userpasswords2 -> hit Enter or click OK -> click Advanced tab -> select Manage Passwords -> delete all Passport entries -> click OK/Apply.
Then run MSN Messenger -> sign in -> type your passport, e-mail address and password -> uncheck the "Sign me in automatically" box -> save your settings and close MSN Messenger.

Have you tried opening Internet Explorer, Tools, Internet Options, Content tab, "Autocomplete" button, UNCHECK "User Names and Passwords"?

Hope this helps.


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Thank you

In reply to: Mej, About Installing Twice...Possibilities...

I checked (since I had run Belarc) and found I have the correct windows script 5.6 installed. I did everything else you said except uninstall and re-install the SunJava program again. It takes so long with my wonderful 56K. Hopefully after I do that I shouldn't have any problems. I don't understand why that particular virtual site keeps blocking me and everything else (including game sites that MSN advised me to visit to check--works.) Anyway, thanks for your help--I also disabled my content advisor since the ratings bureau installed was defunct. Maybe one of these days I'll get this 98SE running tip top. Thanks again.

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