For a few weeks no I have been having intermittent problems loading Internet Explorer 6. I have an IE icon on the left hand program tray that usually only needs one click to open IE. Recently it doesn’t work 50% of the time. However checking Windows Task manager Processes I find that it is running despite not bringing up the screen page. This also slows down any switch off as I get ‘IE is closing End Program…’ Double clicking the IE icon often does load the page but often loads 2 pages! Same result clicking on the IE icon on my Desktop.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled IE. I have also looked at changing the speed sensitivity of my mouse without any difference. Other programs open perfectly with a single or double click on their icon so the mouse does not appear to be the problem.
I regularly scan with AVG, Spybot and Adaware. Nothing untoward has been reported. My computer is fast but at present I would prefer to stay with IE6. I may go to IE7 but have held off doing so as there had been reports of difficulties with it when it was first issued - are they now all resolved?
I would however like to get to the bottom of what is causing my problem!
One thing I should have made clear. I do not thik my IE has been hijacked. The only occurences of IE showing up in the Task Manager Processes is when I have clicked on the IE icon and it has not opened.
Whilst in task manager,did you look to see if you have more than one I.E running? This sometimes happens and causes everything to slow down.If there is end the processes. I assume you've deleted all temp files and cookies.