IE 5.5 sluggish
Posted on 2001-06-18
Hello, I'm having a rather irritating problem:
Internet Explorer (5.5) takes *AGES* to start if run by typing a URL in the start/run box.
Further more, once it eventually does start, it frequently freezes up and crashes (taking down other applications with it sometimes), I've noticed this happening with a lot of applications recently, such as MSN Messenger. Sometimes when IE doesn't start, it says something along the lines of "<URL I typed>: Windows could not communicate with the application".
This problem affects file browsing infrequently, although I don't see why it doesn't affect it more. Everything seems to be crashing recently, from Winamp to my virus scanner!
I'm running WinME on an Intel P3 700MHz, 128MB of ram, a dedicated 10 Gig drive for virtual memory (windows manages the virtual mem file, and doesnt really use much - about 136MB) and over 60Gigs of storage space for normal files.
I've run a full virus scan (the virus scanner crashed a few times while it was in the middle of the scanning process), defragged all drives and run disk cleanup.
Windows ME has always been slower than Win98SE which i used to use, but it was never like this before...
I'm unsure about installing SP1 because the last time I did so, I think it crashed more... although it was only IE, and not the rest of windows. Got any ideas?