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    Freeze-ups

    I wonder if you might have any ideas on a problem I am having with my Windows NT 4.0 workstation.
    On certain web sites my PC freezes up (no keyboard, no mouse, nothing). The two most recent sites are
    www.itickets.com/tours/37.html and www.hyperlites.com . I tried applying SP2 to me IE 5.5, that didn't do it. Then I tried upgrading to IE 6, no good. I tried re-applying SP 6a 128 bit, still no good. It happens whether I am dialed in on my modem or when I go out through our LAN.
    Do you have any suggestions?

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    Re: Freeze-ups

    There doesn't look like there's anything particularly abnormal about those sites; no java, no active X, no flash or other embedded objects. So it seems like a pretty deep seated IE problem. I'd expect that the problem shows up at many different sites, or even the same site at different times.
    I don't like your chances, but I'd uninstall IE completely and try reinstalling it.
    I'm also wondering if it's an NT/IE recent version problem. Have you got an old version of IE, like 4.0 that you could try?

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    Re: Freeze-ups

    You are exactly right as to when this problem happens, many sites-same time on some sites, different times on others. Before upgrading to IE 6 I uninstalled IE 5.5 and re-installed it with no luck. I guess I need to figure out how to completely uninstall IE (registry entries, etc.). It seemed as if when I uninstalled and re-installed IE 5.5, it had retained some settings, so it did not automatically completely uninstall.

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    Re: Freeze-ups

    I've never had any luck completely uninstalling IE - it's just too close to the OS (tell that to the DoJ).
    I'd be looking at doing a backup of all your data, wipe the disk clean and reinstall everything. Yuk. I do that every year (spring cleaning) anyway to remove all the garbage that inevitably accumulates.

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