Browser tries to load a domain

When you type into the IE browser address line and you look at the bottom left corner and it is trying to load and so page can't be displayed. If you type in msn without the .com it won't load because there is NO .com? ever seen this before? It is IE6; WinXP. Thanks for any help.
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war1Connect With a Mentor Commented:

1. An addon may be interfering. Disable Addons.  If you have Windows XP SP2, go to Tools > Add-on Manager, and uncheck the addons.

If using Windows XP SP1 or earlier, disable third party extensions. With IE open, go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced. Uncheck "Third party extensions". Click Ok. Reboot computer.

2. Clear your cache.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > General tab.  Under Temporary Internet Files, click "Delete Files" button. Click OK.

3. Reset IE settings.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > Programs.  Click on "Reset Web Settings" button. Go to Advanced tab and click "Restore Defaults" button. Go to Security tab and move the bar to Medium or Default. Click OK. Close all browsers. Reboot the computer.

4. Check if a program running in the background is interfering with Internet Explorer. Temporarily disable antivirus, firewall, antispyware, ad-blocker, popup blocker, and all Norton programs.

5. Repair or reinstall Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
check for spyware.. Is windows defender running on this computer and up to date?  Spybot s-d  Adaware

run all three making sure they are updated.. report back

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Thanks, war1
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