On 09 May 2010, email@example.com wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.general: > I rate IE6 as the worst piece of software ever created by MS. I > find it hard to believe that people tolerated it as long as they > did, but that may account for the popularity of Firefox, Opera, > and other browsers Although I usually use Firefox, I also used IE6 for years on both Windows 2000 and now on XP. I never had the problems you describe. It worked just fine for me. I skipped IE7 entirely, but I finally installed IE8 a couple of months ago. It has also work without any problems of any kind. It sounds to me like you have more system problems than just your internet browser.