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IE 7 has been "deleting" history for over 7 hours

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About once per week, I go into Tools and run Delete All.  When doing so today, it takes forever to delete "History".  The Temporary Files and Cookies are done within seconds, but it has been deleting history for hours.  I've tried restarting....but it still runs for hours.
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Hello tygmorgan,

1. Reset IE settings.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced.  Click on "Reset" button. Click OK. Close all browsers. Reboot the computer.

2. Check if a program running in the background is interfering with Internet Explorer. Temporarily disable antivirus and other security programs, firewall, toolbars such as Google and Yahoo, and desktop programs such as MSN and Google.

3. Make sure you have the latest IE and Windows updates.

4. If using Windows XP, uninstall and reinstall IE7.  If you cannot find Internet Explorer 7 in Add or Remove Programs, click Start, click Run, type %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe, and then press ENTER.

Note: %windir% is the location of your Windows directory, which can usually be found at C:\Windows. To do this, you need to have "view hidden folders" enabled.

5. As a last resort, create a new user account in Windows.

Hope this helps!
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