Windows XP system was running fine until IE (6) stopped working. On a fresh logon from powerup - IE will open like normal - but hangs up system and IE freezes if i clink a link or change the page. From then on I can't open new IE, I can't get this one to do anything. If i kill IEXPLORE.EXE the system comes back to life - other programs work fine including other browsers - except internet via IE.
Firefox works perfectly. This started happening back when i had a cable network - now I have FIOS with same problem - only faster :)
I run Norton IS which is flawless on this and the other 3 systems - i have also ran spy bot and ad-aware. i also ran hitmanpro
Why can't i run Internet Explorer. I need the program for those rare apps that don't wokr in Firefox AND to run Microsoft update programs and get MS downloads. One symptom seems ot be that MS update doesn't work - must use IE to download.