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I'm trying to install VB 6.0 (from Visual Studio 6) on a laptop running Windows 95 - with no previous versions of VB on the machine. I got past the part where I had to install IE 4.01, the machine rebooted and the install kept going.  After the VB install, when I answered yes to reboot the computer, it locked up.  When I tried to restart, it started up in safe mode.

I'm kind of new at this, and I was wondering if anyone has run into this problem with VB 6.
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Lockups are common under Windows 95.  They are not always the fault of the program being installed or run at the moment.  Some lockups are nothing more than a read/write error to disk in a virtual memory space (disk used as memory - any memory error often locks up the pc) also 95 still suffers from the lockups which were effectively GPF's.  

No.  There is no reason for VB6 to cause what you described.  When you do multistage installs such as IE4 and then VB6 its a good idea to perhaps do them separately and make sure each install goes well rather than doing the full slam in one biggie.  You should be able to find a separate directory with the IE4 install on a variety of CD's including VB6 and MSN (free cd) etc.  

I've had no problems here, VB6 installed fine on top of my VB5.  Try upgrading to Win98 its quite a bit tighter.  

Safe mode after a lockup is standard procedure in that situation and starting with OSR2 and Win98 it will also do a Scandisk whenever you reboot without shutting down which includes lockups.  If it locks up every time you reboot without safe mode reinstall windows.  If you want control over safe mode or not try pressing [F8] during bootup right at the point where it says STARTING WINDOWS 95... and a menu should appear.

Good luck!
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Be sure to grab the service pack for VB6 also at www.microsoft.com
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Will do.

Thank you for your help!
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