I have had the following problem for over 2 years now and would love some new suggestions :-
When starting my IE6 Sp1, browsing via dialup sessions, or lately ADSL, works perfectly for about 5 minutes, but then my IE 'freezes' for about 1 minute, during which I cannot do anything with the browser window like clicking on any buttons etc, also, during this time, if I try to type a new URL into the address bar, each character is only added after a severe delay.
Then, all of a sudden, everything springs back into life and all is normal again, with good all round browsing performance.
Another interesting thing to note is that I can conect to my mail using Outlook Express6 during this 'frozen' period with no problems at all.
I have tried different modems, repairing my IE6 install, downloading all of the microsoft updates, totally rebuilding my machine from the hard-disc up, all to no avail.
My PC is a Compaq EVO P1200 with 384M Ram 80GiG HDD and win 98SE running. My PC is otherwise quite reliable and stable.
Finally, I have extensively scanned for Spyware and Viruses and everything should be spottless-clean.
HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS SORT OF PROBLEM ????