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  1. root

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    My Internet Explorer Version 5.5 takes way too long to open. So, I downloaded Version 6.0. Same thing...takes forever to open, if ever.
    Previously, it worked great
    I have another computer on the same network...we use a router. It works fine. Any ideas what might be causing this?
     
  2. Shadow2531

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    check for corrupted files and viruses. If none, then it is a registry/config problem. As to where at in the registry, that's a tuffy.

    If you have a registry backup of the first time you pc was booted, then you can restore that and then install IE6.

    IE repair tool might help too.
     
  3. Shadow2531

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    also, if all else fails and you are careful and know what your are doing, and you have win98, you can go here http://www.98lite.net/iextract.html and follow directions to remove internet explorer. Making sure to follow all the backup warnings. However, before you do that, make sure to download the full install setup file of IE6

    Then use http://www.98lite.net/ieradicator.html to finish up the rest.


    Then put back the 3 win98 files that were replaced with win95 files and then reinstall IE6.

    Then go to windows update and update IE.

    This does work and is very easy to do.

    Just don't attempt it if you are not sure you can accomplish it.

    I have win98 and don't have IE anymore because I did this myself. I love it. I use mozilla 0.9.7 and opera , but I can install IE6 the correct way one ever I want.

    Ie6 doesn't like to be installed over previous versions of itself. With IE removed, there is nothing for IE6 to complain about.

    Note: this does not affect Outlook express at all.

    Also, after doing all of that, all the menu appear so damn quick it's funny. everything loads NOW.
     
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  5. root

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    I have Windows ME.
    And where is the IE repair tool?

    Thanks
     
  6. jbcalg

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    in W98 anyways - assume also for Wme

    start
    settings
    control panel
    add/remove programs
    click on MS internet explorer and internet tools
    add/remove

    you should have the option of adding or repairing
     
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    ok...I find that if I do a ctrl-alt-del....
    and kill a task called msbb, IE opens right up
    Question is , what is this msbb, what program is it associated wit. Perhaps something in the systray, that I can eliminate from starting. Any help is appreciated.
     
  8. beach51

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    Hi Root,msbb is spyware.Might be a good idea to post your startup programs so we can see if you have anymore nasty ones on your computer.Go to Start>Run>type in Msinfo32>click on the + sign next to software environment>click on edit>select all>edit>copy and paste the page back here.
     
  9. root

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    hehe...yeah I just came back here to let it be known i discovered what was going on. msbb is indeed spyware from 180-solutions...n-case. It was linked to Bearshare. I had deleted bearshare, but this eveidently was still getting loaded in. So, I had to remove this from the registry, where it was set to run.

    whew
     
  10. beach51

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    Glad you got it solved Root.:D You know theres a free program called Ad-aware that will remove most spyware components.You can get it here.

    http://www.lavasoftusa.net
     
  11. root

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    Just a quick question....
    Rather than going into the registry to have edited this out, how can I simply stop these things from loading.Does Windows have an easy way to deal with those items that aren't necessarily load into the system tray itself, but get loaded in a hidden fashion?
     
  12. beach51

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    Root,Ad-aware will remove them for you.You dont have to go into the registry.You might also want to check what you have running at startup since alot you spyware can be detected there.Just go to Start>Run.Type in msconfig>click on startup tab.These are all the programs that run everytime you bootup the computer.If you see something there that looks suspicious let us know.
     
  13. root

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    Beach, I'll get that Ad-ware.
    Also, I had known about msconfig, but had forgotten all about that. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Right there it enables you to deselect items so they wont run.

    Thanks again.
     
  14. beach51

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    Your welcome:D
     
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