What’s odd (as if that isn’t enough) is that this is a shared (2-user) computer, and it is happening only in MY user profile, not the other one. The other user experiences only the standard very occasional freeze, but on my side IE6 is basically dead and gone for now…
Both sides have full admin privileges, and though I install most of the software from my side, access is granted everywhere. Nothing really odd has been installed lately…
Also, I have FF2.x and if I use that to browse – no problems at all, so I guess that means the connection is ok (I just set up a wireless network and the problems arose about 24 hrs afterwards).
I have already:
Run and rerun NOD32, AdAware, Spybot, Spyware Terminator, BeClean, defragmented, used a remote Symantic virus analysis, manually emptied the temp files etc etc in Internet Options.
· XP Pro SP2, with all current MS updates correctly installed and up-to-date
· 80GB drive, 51% full, but - the HP recovery partition D:drive does have only 14% free (and therefore will not allow itself to defrag). Can this be it? It has been at this capacity for some time though with no problems.
· 1GB RAM, AMD 2.01GHz processor
Unfortunately – I do not have the system disks available (packed away during a move) and I can’t figure out how to try to repair and/or reinstall IE6 in XP without them. All the info I’ve found for that requires the OS disks at hand.
I have been through the Event Manager and it doesn’t really tell me anything I can understand, except that the app has frozen numerous times in a row, but I am not savvy enough to read all the code in the results there.
Any ideas out there (besides switching full time to FireFox…)?? I need some help here.