I have an Elsa Gladiac Geforce2 card on an Asus A7V board and T-bird processor. I also have WinMe with IE5.5. I upgraded the graphics driver to the Detonator 3 drivers and since then I have noticed that IE locks up at very annoying times. It always happens when I have 2 or more IE windows open and sometimes when I have only one. It seems to wait until I am doing something important or I am in a hurry. I have not noticed any other programs having problems with the new driver. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I am a gamer. Win2k is not ready for a lot of high end games. Thanks.
I’ve had the same problem; I fixed it by going to AGP 2x do you know if the scroll issue is a known bug within IE? Or was it just something that worked for you? I’d really like to re-enable 4x however stability is more important...
I use win98 and win2k, firstly win2k is better at pretty much everything. Secondly, I think it is unfair to say that win2k is 'unready' for high end games. Firstly it was never intended as a gamers platform. Secondly, it is ready. I notice hardly any performance drops in Q3, Q2, unreal etc. The only problem is that Half-Life refuses to run. Period.
WinME is just a bug fix for Win98SE. I did have to disable the system restore garbage and it has worked great for me. The problem is only IE5.5. I haven't had a problem with any other programs.
Slow up the boot process with a dual boot? Ditch games which is the reason I built this system in the first place?
You must be joking!
update your moboBIOS
I have problems with IE 5.5 locking up as well. IT doesn't seem to be driver related as I've tried all of them. I can tell you that it locks up when I use the scroll wheel in Hotmail almost every single time. That is with the latest mouse drivers too. How ironic that my Microsoft mouse locks up Microsoft's Hotmail and internet browser. Hehe. I am using a TNT1 by the way.
ctr+alt+del. Look for notepad. Close it and everything should be fine. I know it sounds stupid, but with IE5.5 it sometimes when running multiple wins it opens notepad and seems to freeze. When I close it everything runs as if nothing happened.
t-bird @ 935
Hope it helps.
Since you've had this problem for a while this solution may be simplistic, but reinstall IE5.5. My parents computer was doing what sounds like the same thing yours is doing.
IE would stall not blue screen just freeze up. At first I thought it was something they were doing wrong, but it started occuring every session. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL would give me no clue as to what wasn't responding, so I thought it was a system device or a driver.
Anyhow I just reinstalled IE5.5. I did that over a week ago, no more problems.