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Internet Explorer hangs on CERTAIN websites

System is an Intel CoreQuad CPU with 2 GB of RAM on an ASUS P5-NE SLI motherboard, 150 GB SATA hard drive.

I installed Windows Vista, all hardware drivers from ASUS and all Windows Updates from Microsoft.  The system works fine except for Internet Explorer 7.  I have found one website (www.adobe.com) that will hang IE7 at the partially-loaded home screen (tried to go there to load Flash and Shockwave). If I visit the same site with FireFox, no problems.  If I start IE7 with no add-ins, same problem.  I can see no method of uninstalling and re-installing IE7 in Vista (per Microsoft Support), which would be my first choice.  I have installed Adobe Flash and Schockwave players via FireFox; IE7 still hangs if I use IE7 to go there.  Any thoughts?  I can live with this arrangement, but as I start visiting more and more sites, how many others will exhibit this problem? (just got the system up a few days ago, so have not had a lot of time to start using it for real).  Thank !
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OK, here's another piece of new information:
I let the www.adobe.com site sit there for a minute or so, I can then move my mouse over a link and in a few seconds I get the flashcard pop-up.  If I go to the address bar, after a few seconds I can highlight the address, type in a new one, and after 10 seconds or so IE7 goes there and things are back to normal.  I've always had the ability to click on the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons, but have never waited around long enough for IE to respond (I've just gone into Task Manager to shut it down).  For this particular site, I NEVER do get the flash screen on the first page.  Is this what the 25% CPU is trying to "figure out" and appearing to hang?  Another site I go to is www.sandiegozoo.org which has a flash (I believe) first page, and it works fine.   Is it Monday ?
Sorry, this got away from me.
The problem still exhibits itself on the system ,but I now know that I can sircumvent it if necessary.  Maybe in the future I can figure out what is actually happening with Adobe's site.
Award goes to war1 for providing solid starting point for the troubleshooting effort.