MSHTML.DLL v7.0.6000.21045 was the QFE version installed by
MS09-019/KB969897. v7.0.6000.16850 is the GDR version of the same update.
There was a specific reason Automatic Updates (or WSUS, as the case may be)
installed the QFE version on this machine so replacing it with the GDR
version may have caused other problems.
You should replace the GDR version with the original QFE version then take
this up with MS Support:
=> For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available
through your usual support contacts.
=> For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft
subsidiary for security update support issues, visit the International
Support Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx
PS: 99% of the time, errors involving MSHTML.DLL are caused by Add-ons
and/or hijackware infections!
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.net
Chuck Williams wrote:
> I ran into an issue with IE7 crashing on a users machine while accessing a
> particular website. The error faulted on mshtml.dll. After some research I
> found that the user was using mshtml version 7.0.6000.16850
> After searching the software distribution folder on that machine I found a
> version of the file that was 7.0.6000.21045. This file is part of the
> MS09-019 Cumulative Updates for Internet Explorer
> After I replaced the file the website no longer crashed IE.
> I have 50+ computers at this site and none running Windows XP have applied
> this dll file properly.
> I have checked other sites too and this is the same on all computers I