here is another bit of info, I checked the current IE and is ver# 6 sp1
It wouldn't be the first time I ran across a corrupt install of IE6 SP1...
Let's see if we can extract the rundll32exe file you need from your ME installation cd.
Start your computer in Safe mode. To do this, restart your computer, press and hold down the CTRL key after your computer completes the Power On Self Test (POST), and then choose Safe Mode from the Startup menu.
, point to Programs
, point to Accessories
, point to System Tools
, and then click System Information
On the "Tools" menu, click System Configuration Utility
to start the System Configuration Utility tool.
In the System Configuration Utility tool, click "Extract File".
In the Extract one file from installation disk dialog box, type rundll32.exe
as the file that you want to extract, and then click "Start".
In the Restore from box, type c:\windows\options\install
. (NOTE: Use c:\windows\options\install if you installed a Windows Me retail product, or c:\windows\options\cabs if your computer manufacturer installed Windows ME).
In the Save file in box, type c:\
Click "Ok" to extract the file, and then click "Yes" to create a folder for the extracted file.
Drag (or copy and paste) the extracted file from the folder on drive C to the location of the file that you wish to replace...this will be in the Windows folder...and then click "Yes" to overwrite the file.
Restart your computer and try to open Control Panel...let me know how it goes.
Edited by wannabe1, 11 November 2005 - 05:33 PM.