Thought I would try this again as no responses last time. IE 6 playing up in that it freezes on clicking certain links within websites. One example click here. The old three finger salute reveals site not responding. Same happens in a couple of other sites. Downloaded firefox and everything works ok. Any suggestions re problem with IE6. (sites are ok as have tried them on other pc).
Also have problem in that search facility on the start menu also freezes computer for about 20 seconds. Then doesn't open. Does work however within windows explorer. (windows xp home)
dibblydufuss - I am up to date with sp2, and run norton antivirus and firewall 2004.
woodchip - I do not have full xp disc see below
Noldi - run adaware se and spybot
Vog - downloaded the tool but couldn't use cd. Not sure what I have in that my PC is a HP. Original set up was on partition which I then had to create a DVd which restores PC to original state. And also created a recovery tools cd.
Haven't used them before so do not know if any of those would have the files that the utility is looking for or if the recovery tools cd would be of any use to repair IE6. Anyone had experience using them. ( a bit wary of making things worse)
Thanks to the above for your replies keep them coming. Since download of firefox been using it with no problems, but am concerned that this IE6 thing and "search" freeze are the start of something nasty. I have only had the PC a few months.
Thanks woodchip. I am going to stick with firefox. Going back to my original post. has anyone experienced the freezing search facility on the start menu. Another minor irritation but annoying just the same