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IE wont close it's process after browser window closed


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imagingconcepts

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Greetings and thanks in advance for any assistance,

I'm trying to help out a friend who is having a problem with his work computer using IE 6 with Windows 2000. He says his computer has been slowing down through out the day to the point is finally just freezes, I noticed that after he was using IE to browse the internet and closing the window and look at the processes in the Windows Task Manager, not only is a process still running for each window he had open, but they're still using a bunch of memory.
Once I close them via Task Manager his computer releases the resources and starts working fine, until the problem repeats over the day.

I've scanned for viruses and spy ware and it’s supposedly clean.

Anyone have a solution or a direction to head?

Many Thanks.
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how is he doing on disk space? Does he reboot his pc regularly?
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Thank you Starjax for getting back to me,

Actually I did check his available hard drive space and discovered that he is about 1 gig from being full. I almost had to laugh his machine is pretty old and has a whopping 9gig hard drive. I went through and cleaned as much old stuff out as I could, I also have a sneaky suspicion that because of all the IE windows running in the background his Temp Internet folder are filling up faster than normal.

Thanks for your help
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I would agree.

I have to say that it is probably time for him to get a new system. His system is old enough that getting parts that would work for it would be hard. I doubt it would support the more modern hard drives.
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