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Hi Everyone,
When I close Internet explorer 6, or Outlook Express 6, If I then click on "start", or any of my desktop icons, the computer hangs/freezes, for about 30 seconds or so, then it's ok, which is really anoying. I read on here somewhere, that some programs "Hold" onto RAM memory, and won't release it straight away, which may be the cause, but I have a ram defrag program to stop this. I have, since, uninstalled this program and installed another one, "RAMBooster.Net", and it is still doing it. I noticed when it locks up, I have about 70% ram free, so this would sugest this is not the problem, any other ideas. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hi Lord Shaitan, Thanks for the reply, Unfortunatly, there is no Internet Explorer 6, on the add/remove list. Thats why, a few weeks ago, I re-installed windows ME over the top of itself, If you see what I mean, in an effort to repair/replace any problems/missing files, and it still does it. I have uninstalled the Ram Boost program, and I am trying another, still no good. I have unticked the box, so the ram boost program doesn't start at boot up, and it still hangs, anything else to try? Thanks again.
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Hi Lord Shaitan,
I will wait for your grey matter to kick in then lol. I use Reg clean, Reg cleaner, regestry machanic, and regestry cleaner, so I would think the resgestry is ok. Is it a good idea to have so many regestry programs, or do they conflict with each other? I also use add ware and spy wear programs, so far as I know, the pc is clean.
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Hi Lord Shaitan,
Problem solved, You said about reparing Internet explorer, well, as it wasn't in the Add/Remove list, I thought, if I downloaded it again, it might put it in the list, so I could repair it, but it is still not on the list, but what it has done is to sort the problem out. I can now open/close internet explorer, desk top icons, and start menu, without having to wait, so thanks for the pointer. Also, it has cured another problem I had with not being able to do online scans, I have just finnished running all four scans, thanks again for your help. The other question is here.

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