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therookie

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I just completed working with a helper in another forum to remove Malware, etc from my system. That's done, but now unfortunately Windows runs VERY slow. Simple things like typing a web address into IE takes at least 5-10 minutes to complete. If I click on links in history, or type it into google, it pops right up, but if I type it directly into IE, takes forever. Also, startup is a lengthy process and if I try and click on "My Computer" nothing ever comes up..just the folder with the flashlight icon, but never the info that normally comes up. I'm at a loss and could use some help. I have switched to Firefox in the meantime for web use, just FYI. Please help. Thanks!
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Are you saying that FireFox works okay, only with IE do you have the problem?

What version of IE, 6 or 7?
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Thanks for the reply. Yes, Firefox works fine so the problem is only with IE. I have IE 6. The computer still wont pull up the list of drives when i open "my computer" also. Just the folder/flashlight icon appears but nothing ever comes up. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Okay, let's address the IE6 problem first.

If you are having serious problems with Internet explorer (IE6), check out this web page for instructions on how to repair it.

http://www.theelderg.../repair_ie6.htm

You can also re-install IE 6 in Windows XP if it is damaged. Enter the following in Start / Run or form a command prompt, with the XP CD in the drive:

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 C:\windows\inf\ie.inf

Explanations:

http://www.dougknox....e_reinstall.htm
http://www.theelderg...ie_and_oe_6.htm
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