When I first try to open Internet Explorer nothing happens. When I try a second time the program opens and runs without incident. The problem is that Task Manager shows an occurrence of Iexplore for each time I tried to open Internet Explorer. By the end of the day I have 15 or 20 occurrences of Iexplore running, even when Internet Explorer doesn't appear to open or running.
The program literally only opens every second time I try to open it.
IE version is 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519
XP SP2 with all patches and updates
I tried "repairing" IE but XP was OEM installed so I have no Windows CDs, only a recovery disk.