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How to start IE6 in safe mode (no add-ons)

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In XP, there apparently is an option under accessories/tools/Internet Explorer (safe mode). I don't think there is anything equivalent in Win-98.

Can IE 6 be started in "safe mode" (no add-ons, extensions, BHO's, etc) in win-98? If so, how?

Alternatively, is there some "easy" way to disable (even nuke / delete) anything that might be interfering with IE6 browsing capability?


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Apparently, you've been misled. There is no option where you indicate.

They're in Internet Explorer "Tools->Manage Add-Ons"

http://forums.techgu...opening-ie.html

You can enable/disable Add-Ons (plug-in's) there. I have several "useless" ones disabled. It's up to you to decide/test.


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In XP, there apparently is an option under accessories/tools/Internet Explorer (safe mode). I don't think there is anything equivalent in Win-98.

Can IE 6 be started in "safe mode" (no add-ons, extensions, BHO's, etc) in win-98? If so, how?

Alternatively, is there some "easy" way to disable (even nuke / delete) anything that might be interfering with IE6 browsing capability?

The biggest hurdle browsing with old versions of IE is Javascript. Simply opening Google and typing in the search box in IE 5 or 6 crashes the browser.

If you disable Javascript, you will find your web browsing to be very reliable. 90-95% of the websites I have used work correctly even with JS disabled.

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When I go to the control panel, select "internet options", select the Advanced tab, under Browsing I have the option to check/uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions". Would anyone running win-98 with IE6 have that option? Some people apparently don't have that - but I'm not sure if it's because they're running IE 5 or 5.5, or if there's some other reason why I have it and they don't.

Tangent - what exactly is it about IE6 that renders it incapable of displaying https ?

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Because of the new POODLE vulnerability discovered last week, secure websites have begun to drop support for SSL and only support TLS. An example, you will not be able to log into eBay using IE6 if you leave SSL as the security choice. You must change it to TLS.

TLS was introduced in the late 1990s. In Internet Explorer 4, 5, 6 you need to edit the Internet Security options, deselect SSL and select TLS, as I have done here.

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Your "tangent"  -

Internet Options->Security->Trusted Sites->Sites

See the check-mark at the bottom? ;)


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Your "tangent" -
Internet Options->Security->Trusted Sites->Sites
See the check-mark at the bottom? ;)

What -

For IE6 to render https sites, I have to first put the sites in the trusted zone?

Makes for cumbersome surfing. Don't have to do anything like that for FF2.

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(sigh...) Is the box at the bottom tick-marked or not? "Require yada-yada..." and there's a "?" in upper-rght you can click on then move to that line and clck again for Help explanation. Whether it has anything to do with *rendering* I don't know. I was simply giving reference to your "tangent". There are *two* SSL tick-boxes along with TSL, BTW.

 

You're *initial* question was... what? Was it not answered? You *did* ask about "interfering" and *not* rendering. Please clarify *exactly* what your problem is. Post#4 (along with "tangent" Q) -

http://www.pcreview....ns-t951372.html

They're called BHO's - Browser Helper Objects. Install Spybot then set Advance in it and look at what it displays, m-kay? Indeed, if you look in Tools->Manage AddOns, you'll clearly see what "type" of add-on it is in a column of the display.

 

Now, if you're having a *rendering* problem, you're clearly asking the wrong questions.


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Why does IE6 give me "The page cannot be displayed" for this site: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/

Even if I have the check in the box "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone". You said that if I put a check in that box, then IE6 will render (display) https (ssl) site / pages.

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No, I didn't. I said

if you're having a *rendering* problem, you're clearly asking the wrong questions.
Now that you've given an example of what you're "problem" is, it can be investigated. I can get to "Windows Update" (https) but can *not* get to that one (and had checked the box *and* added the website to "trusted") and get the same symptom you get. I *can* get to it through FF12.

 

As to "rendering", you're getting a tad confused. This is *not* a "rendering" problem.

http://en.wikipedia...._page#Rendering

 

Something about that site and an IE setting is preventing display.

 

Why would you need to access the website anyway?

This free online service performs a deep analysis of the configuration of any SSL web server on the public Internet.
The question is just out of curiosity?

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