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 ( and Microsoft Support ( 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?

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Computer101Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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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 and now IE6 can see complex websites correctly. I can turn on ActiveX and Javascript controls.

Thanks anyway.
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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Asta CuCommented:
Thank you, Computer101, for your quick response.
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