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Hi, I have a P2-400, 196 ram, cable modem. I'm having
major problems with OE6 and IE6 both. First I will tell
you that I had problems a few weeks ago so I did a folder
compaction, emptied large files out of folders in OE, and
installed a couple of patches in IE and then they were
both running like new. I even set up a new identity.
Then about a week ago I developed problems again. I
updated from 5 to 6 thinking just maybe that would help
cure my ail. But no way.

Here's a list of problems that I am dealing with now. The
pc is almost unusable.

1. When I am reading mail in preview pane, everything is
cool and then all of a sudden in any particular email
there is nothing in the pane. I open up the email and see
that there is a text attachment. I go back to the email a
few minutes later and I can view it in the pane! Same
with Jpg's. Every so often I can't view them in the pane
and when I try to open it up I get a message
saying 'cannot execute command'. Then a few minutes later
I can see it in the pane!!
2. When someone sends me a forwarded email and it has
jpg's or gif's in it, it takes a good minute for the page
to show up. The window is frozen as I wait. Its almost
like the email is in shock for several seconds.
3. It can take almost a minute for a 1K email to open, yet
it can take just seconds for a large jpg to open.
4.I sent my friend a jpg the other day and he said he
could not open the email. Said it froze up his mouse and
there was no way he could view it. Took a couple of days
before he was able to delete it.
5. When I click on an URL in IE, the window freezes for a
couple of minutes before it takes me to the new page.
Someone told me to do a 'repair' on OE. I did it and
things got worse.
Now, I do have NAV, and I do update my def's and I scanned
my drive and find no viruses. Unless if Norton isn't
finding it while it is there.
Can someone please help me?? I am ready to put this thing
thru the picture window. Thanks!
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Welcome to the board,

You could try completely removing both OE and IE from the system and then installing the 6.0 versions right off Microsoft's site.

If it wasn't for the last part of your message I would have thought virus of some kind :). As it is there is probably a check mark somewhere where there shouldn't be thats causing the problem. Or a corrupt Java Applet will sometimes cause long load delays..Try reinstalling Java..

Hope this helps a little, I'm sure some other people here will be able to help you out some more.
 

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Well tech, I can't be of any help. I thought virus also reading the thread then didn't answer when he said he scanned.

Welcome Jamie, I hope you did a sucessful full system scan with updated def's as you mentioned- cause that's two of us that thought virus immediately.

Actually, I still suspect virus because of the odd fact that your files are messing other machines up.
 

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:coffee:

JAMMAN's right I overlooked the fact that your messing others systems up to, its almost certainly a virus, you cant send someone bad configurations. :)

Better double check your defs and make sure you have the latest scan engine for the software as well.
 

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I just did a defrag, did another scan with Norton and it finds no virus. I am at my wits end. When my friend received the corrupt email from me the first thing that entered my mind was that I have a virus. But it doesnt show up! Any suggestions?? Thanks
 

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OK, run a check for worms and Trojan's and other crap I'd use TDS you can get a free copy at http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/

I realize its a long shot, but I can get past the messing with others systems it has to be something in this arena.

Beside that I'm not really sure and will yield the floor to someone else. :)
 

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or do a free virusscan online at www.antivirus.com

under free tools...

have you tried to delete the identiy and create another one (is it corupt) also run SFC (system file checker) I have had it fix OE problems before.....then look on MS (Microsoft) web site and look up uninstalling OE (outlook express) It is possible that the JPG is corrupt and thats why both you and your friend are having problems with it....is it Just one JPG or all JPG's
 
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