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IE6 hangs on certain websites

I've got a couple of serious problems on a W2K Pro box running IE6:

1- I cannot view a few websites coz IE6 simply hangs when loading the page... well, eventually the page is loaded... but it is a 3-minute wait... I opened my secondary browser (Netscape 4.78) and had no problems at all. For istance, a couple of these website are Languard (www.gfi.com) and Microsoft Support (support.microsoft.com). The only way to see those websites is to turn off ActiveX and Javascript controls, but most sites need them and I don't want to turn them on and off all the time.
I removed IE6 then installed it again, but the problem persists.

I tried to search for updates but...

2- The Windows Update site has a new XP-look and it's nice, honest. But I can no longer download any update since a warning message tells me that I'm neither the administrator nor a member of the Administrators group. What??? I AM SURELY A MEMBER OF THE ADMINISTRATORS of that box!!!!

Any suggestions?

Memmo
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MemmoAuthor Commented:
I found the solution by myself. It wasn't easy.

1- The Windows Update has a new look starting from June 7 and many people encountered lots of problems when updating their 2000/XP boxes. Finally, Microsoft posted some advices. In my case, I turned on the "Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connection" option in the Advanced settings of IE and now everything works fine.

2- I downloaded the new Windows Script Engine 5.6 from msdn.microsoft.com and now IE6 can see complex websites correctly. I can turn on ActiveX and Javascript controls.

Thanks anyway.
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Asta CuCommented:
Thanks for adding the solution you found on your own.  I will ask a Moderator to refund your points to you for this and to move this item to our PAQ (Previously Asked Questions database) where it may help others.
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Computer101Commented:
Points reduced and placed in PAQ

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Asta CuCommented:
Thank you, Computer101, for your quick response.
":0) Asta
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