IE5.5 & IE6 Freezing when Internet Options chosen

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Stowie

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Greetings Earthlings,
I installed (rather foolishly it seems) IE6 from my version of 5.00 which there was nothing wrong with (idiot! What happened to don't try and fix it if it is working!).
I had lot's of problems with IE6 in that it would suddenly freeze, I could not download easily etc etc. Anyway, out of my frustration and reading the FAQ section of this site, I decided to go back to the 5.0 version, so I uninstalled 6 and reinstalled 5.00.
Then, I upgraded on Microsoft site to 5.5 with upgrade pack 2.
Everything was fine me thinks, as right from turning on my computer everything seemed to happen so much faster.
However, I have been trying to download the latest Mcafee Clinic software, and it tells me to make sure the Security DirectX choices are all on enable. This I did, but after pressing the magic "OK" button after my choices were made, the whole screen froze as if it did not like me trying to alter anything regarding security!!
a) Is this some dreadfull file or DLL left over from my IE6 experience and is haunting me in the disguise of IE5.5?
b) I tried clicking TOOLS, then INTERNET OPTIONS and then OK without even going into a sub-menu and it still froze.
c) On pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del the task bar said "Msgsrv32 (not responding), so I ended the task, and the bloody thing was still frozen. So, I Ctrl-Alt-Del again and this time it tells me IE (not responding) so I end task and IE5.5 closes down.
My kit is PIII 700Mhz Processor
Windows 98 SE
128Mb Ram
Anything else??!! I replicated this fault with only the IE5.5 running by itself with no Virus detector etc in background.

This may be long winded ladies and gents, but I hope the full story would be more help than breezing over it.

Thanks in advance
Stowie
 
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Hi stowie,try running the repair IE option.Go to Start>settings>control panel>add and remove programs>highlight IE and internet tools>click on the remove button>the dialog box will open>put a tick in repair IE>click ok.Let us know if this helps
 

Stowie

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Hi Beach 51,
Thanks for you prompt reply. Sorry for delay, but needed some sleep.
Your advice to repair IE worked for the problem thanks, but still am having problems with IE locking up intermittently. I am trying to see if there is a pattern to it all so that I can reply with something you or someone else can use to help me.

On a different note, would you know of any virus checker I can use online free even if it is only a once only affair, as I cannot download McAfee Clinic for which I have paid my subscription already?

I know this question is nothing to do with this link, and if it is a problem, then I shall post the question elsewhere. Meanwhile thanks so far.

Stowie
 
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Hi Stowie,heres a good free online scan,and you can use it anytime you want and as many times as you want.

http://www.housecall.antivirus.com

Glad to hear repairing IE help somewhat with your problem.Run the scan and let us know if it finds anything.
 
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