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IE7 JS Library LOCKS UP IE

I'm using IE7 Javascript library to make my IE6 browser more compliant.  The library is being used on a Rainbow Portal .NET v1.5 website which has the layout/theme Zen-starter active.  The problem is when I have the library active for the page and mixed with this theme/layout setting IE6 (for Windows XP/2K)  completely locks up.  Firefox works perfectly fine and quickly.  

The webpage attempts to display a dropdown menu making heavy use of CSS and <UL>, <LI> tags.  From my investigation, the standard CSS Hover pseudo attrib is being used, which I figure is the reason for IE7's usage (to translate all HOVER attribs to a JS equiv for IE6).  I've disabled the IE7 library and IE6 eventually displays the page without locking up.  I've used:
 TIDY.EXE -ascii -i -f errors.txt -m PageFreeze.htm  

to cleanup the HTML and match up any possibly missing tags but still the same effect.  I've even copied the text into W3C's Validator without luck.  One thing i did notice is that the IE6 browser does freeze preventing me from dragging the scrollbar or anything else within the entire browser (insisting on being END PROCESSED) but eventually (after 5 mins or more) the web page menu system appears, however when i hover my mouse over it the entire screen freezes again, and after another 5 mins or more the menu dropdown appears.  This occurs for each menu item i hover over.

Please, does anyone have any clues on why this locking up is occurring and its resolution?

You can see the test page here:

(This page does not freeze IE6 because IE7 Library has been disabled in tags): http://www.spunge.org/~tony/help3/PageNoFreeze.htm

(This page freezes IE6. IE7 Library is enabled in tags): http://www.spunge.org/~tony/help3/PageFreeze.htm

(This page momentarily freezes IE6 but only contains a single menu item): http://www.spunge.org/~tony/help3/PageSingleMenuNoFreeze.htm

The pages need to not freeze and show dropdown menus if all is ok.  Just a oddity, notice that when you hover over Government and it underlines the word.  It seems to take a second longer than when the underline is placed beneath other words.  Also I've tried removing much of the UL/LI menu items and leaving one or two and the freezing of IE has gone down from 5 mins+ to a few seconds and the menu dropdown appears.  Again, Im suspecting the depth of the menu system and IE7 library are at fault.  But a solution to have the menus in full is what Im after.

Thank you.
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
I tried to run with debugbar, but IE freezes before showing anything.
Hope you find your problem...
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barkinAuthor Commented:
A tuff little nut to crack eh?  I'd appreciate any suggestions
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
I completely fail to see why you do not use a CSS menu which should work in all newer browser
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barkinAuthor Commented:
Ok, we determined that IE7 was working just it was processing too much.  We just dropped the approach and went all out tables.  
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
Paq and refund
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NetminderCommented:
Closed, 200 points refunded.
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