several weeks back i had a question here on how to uninstall ie6, because in combination with Me, it was a nightmare. finally discovered an answer: http://www.98lite.net/ieradicator.html
this program will remove any ie from any system. i tried it and it worked. there were a couple of small problems, as it does remove some other files, but it explains all that.
i was able to revert back to ie5 and the computer is working much better. i am no computer guru and there may be problems i don’t realize, but i am finally ie6 free.