Hi, after posting this thread click here i cam to relise it was ie6 that did not function correctly on my pc, after trying a repair of ie still no joy so eventually i had to resort to ie5 which is working perfectly on my pc, just wondering if anyone knows the problem i'm having with ie6.
Microsoft told me to download from the windows update site and save to desktop. Before running this file - Go to start/run, type msconfig and under Selective startup untick load startup, apply/ok then restart. Now run the file that you downloaded to your desktop. Remember to go back to msconfig to load startup groups again.
This worked for me but my OS is ME and I have not had any problems since.