I had to repair my XP pro installation from the original CD. I'm back at SP1 with no updates. Everytime I try to access windowsupdate.microsoft.com with IE, the browser hangs and CPU usage spikes to 100%.
My only guess is some of the activex controls I downloaded previously for windows update are malfunctioning, I'd like to just remove these from IE and allow them to be redownloaded. Can someone help me do this? I found a tool 'xcavate' to supposely do this, but it looks like it loaded all COM components on the computer, not just IE ones. I'm a bit scared to proceed with it.