place a shortcut to IE6 on your desktop, right-click and select properties then under TARGET add the switch " -nohome ". Example: C:\Programme\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" -nohome
after that IE starts very fast. Have fun!
well set your homepage to about:blank and your shortcut to open with the -nohome option. You will only have this problem right when you start the browser. So if you want to go tools->options right after starting the browser, just hit home and then you can do it. If you go to tools-> options frequently right after opening the browser, you might want to remove the -nohome option.