My main problem is:- I used to be able to click on any links within any web site. Not any more.
I:sad: have Internet Explorer Version 6.0 & I have Windows XP installed, and last week I downloaded the Windows Service Pack 1 to try and fix this problem
as a friend said it might do the trick. It hasn't.
E.G. On http://control.fasthosts.co.uk/ , I am able to click on the first 4 links without any problem. On the 5th link, when I click on 'Click Here' link - nothing happens. The screen just freezes for 1 to 2 mins and it blinks once and then stays on the same page. There is no error message from Internet Explorer.
If I get into Task Manager to kill the Application Process, I see a message:- Internet Explorer Not Responding.
The same happens on another web site:- Racexpert.com , here I can click on the link and go on to the next page okay but on that 2nd page when I click any of the 7 or 8 links, the screen just freezes for 1 to 2 mins and it blinks once and then stays on the same page. This happens on other web sites.
It all used to work okay prior to February 13th 2004. Something happened . I can't remember installing or uninstalling any software that could have caused it. Everything else works okay on the computer except some sites are very slow - e.g. raceXpert.com . Now this site in particular is very very slow to even get its home page up.
Again, when Task Manager is called upon, I can see the CPU has shot to 100% usage causing everything to slow down to a snail's pace.
I have Norton AntiVirus installed - 2003 version.
Norton Utilities Version 7.00.22
I also have Norton Personal Firewall installed.
I thought it might have been Ad Blocking on Norton Personal Firewall. I have dis-abled it but the problem still exists. It used to work okay without me having to disbale anything in the Firewall at all.
I have just recently Un-installed IE and re-installed Int. Explorer but still no joy.
I then got a trial version of Registry mechanic , ran it and it found the following problems:-
4 problems in Custom Controls
1 problem in Shared Programs
1 problem in Add/Remove Programs
1 problem in Software Locations
Because Reg. mechanic is a trial version it won't fix the problems.
Please try and help me fix this problem - it is causing me a major holdup.
I have been to Microsoft who tell me that if I did not purchase this PC from them - they cannot help me .
What a load of rubbish Microsoft are. It's their OS and virtually all their software which is causing the problem but they point me to Hardware suppliers Fujitsu Siemens.
I have been to Fujitsu Siemens - was on their Tech helpline for 20 mins. - at 60p a mintue = 12-00
in cost and they were still unable to fix the problem. I had to stop at that point because I could not stay on endlessly incurring unknown costs.
Since, this problem has started, I now can't open the search option from the Start menu if I have several windows open - about 3 or more.
I'm not sure why this has recently started happening. It works fine if there
is no other window open. But my main objective right now is to get the above main 'Links' not working problem fixed.
I would be very, very grateful to you in you can help me resolve this problem.
Many Thanks in advance....