IE6 is extremely slow, or sometimes stays blank for minutes on end and it won't open a link from an e-mail.

Question

IE6 is extremely slow, in fact, it crawls, or sometimes stays blank for minutes on end and it wont open a link from an e-mail. I have checked all my security settings and they appear to be like they always were. Netscape 7.2 runs fairly smoothly.

Answer

This question was answered on November 3, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Update your system files using Windows Update

In Windows XP Home Edition, you must be logged on as a computer administrator to install components or modify Automatic Updates settings In Windows XP Professional, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Windows Update is a catalog of items such as drivers, security fixes, critical updates, the latest Help files, and Internet products that you can download to keep your computer up-to-date.

Open Windows Update in Help and Support Center

On the Windows Update home page, click Scan for updates

Click Yes when prompted to install any required software or device drivers

Note

Windows Update scans your computer for outdated system files and lets you replace them with the most recent versions

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Posted by gilbert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 3, 2004