Self-build P4 1.4G systems w. 80gig HD and 512 ECC MB RAM. Has worked fine since aug. 2001.
Just recently (I think about right after i installed a new divx codec) Internet Explorer has basically stopped loading.
If i have just rebooted the computer, IE6 loads fine (maybe alittle slow, but not too bad). but anytime i close it and try to open it again, the system gets REAL slow, and wont do anything. When i can eventually get the task manager up (someitms up to 30+ min) iexplorer.exe is using 99%. It is possible to end the process and then the computer turns back to normal. The werid thing however, is that IF i give it long enough, IE will generally open and then run fine (even opening a new window is generally fine).
Windows control panel doesnt have uninstall for IE6 and the IE6 uninstall (from the IE folder) fails everytime. I have reinstalled IE6 numerous times, and even tried to overinstall windows onto itself to see if i could replace some currupt file. NO LUCK! I even tried the IE6 repair tool.
Any ideas. Oh yeah, and that divx is gone to the best of my knowledge. I even got rid of everything it tried to install with itself. Grrr. Watch out for divx 5 . . . its killer.