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Article ID: 910645 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0

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SYMPTOMS

When you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP, an access violation may occur and Internet Explorer may unexpectedly close. The access violation may occur when you visit a Web page that uses HTML Components (HTCs) to do dynamic HTML (DHTML) scripting.

Note A Web page that uses HTC has an .htc file name extension.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a code defect in the Mshtml.dll file.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows XP with Service Pack 2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Browseui.dll6.0.2900.28701,022,97618-Mar-200613:25x86SP2SP2QFE
Dxtrans.dll6.3.2900.2870205,31218-Mar-200613:25x86SP2SP2QFE
Iepeers.dll6.0.2900.2870251,90418-Mar-200613:25x86SP2SP2QFE
Mshtml.dll6.0.2900.28703,055,61618-Mar-200613:25x86SP2SP2QFE
Shdocvw.dll6.0.2900.28701,495,04018-Mar-200613:25x86SP2SP2QFE
Shlwapi.dll6.0.2900.2870474,11218-Mar-200613:25x86SP2SP2QFE
Urlmon.dll6.0.2900.2870614,40018-Mar-200613:25x86SP2SP2QFE
Xpsp3res.dll5.1.2600.287023,04018-Mar-200601:03x86SP2SP2QFE
Windows XP with Service Pack 1
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dxtrans.dll6.3.2800.1535192,51224-Feb-200608:56x86
Mshtml.dll6.0.2800.15362,708,99228-Feb-200610:08x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about HTCs, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms531018.aspx (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms531018.aspx)
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
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