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IE 6 hangs in Win XP Pro



Whenever i have more than one browser open, (even if i click on a link & it opens a page) IE crashes. Even if a pop-up advert apppears, IE crashes. I have to press Ctrl Alt Del, and end the task, causing IE to close completley, and have to re open it. PLEASE HELP ME. Does anyone have this problem. I never had this problem before with Win XP PRO.
My System
Gateway 650
640 MgRam
WIn XP Pro

Perris Calderon

Staff member
Political User
if that doesn't help, update your virus definitions, and do a scan.

and, everybody roll their eyes here;

at the beginning of xp, when all the sites were recomending a small static pagefile, everyone's ie was crashing.

the incidences stopped when everyone went back to default pagefile settings, so...just a wild guess...how much ram do you have/

anyway, let us know


Beware the G-Man
Political User
Also have you installed or started using any helper files/proggies???

Did anything else crash or get messed up before this started to happen?

I did notice with my system once (XP Pro), my browser locked up a few times and after that it seemed that the drive that it was on was fragmented quite a bit. I don't remember if it was IE or another browser, but I defragged and the browser started working fine again.

I don't know if your temp internet files and browser cache has something to do with it??? If my thoughts on this part are way off base some please say so. :cool:


My logical thoughts if I came across a problem like that.

1) Trojan scan.
2) Virus scan.
3) XP Service Patch 1.
4) All else fails? :eek: ....reformat and reinstall.
you can try to reinstall ie6:

1) Insert the Win XP CD

2) win key+r...paste:
rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 c:\windows\inf\ie.inf


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