"Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
> The problem may be some IE add-on software. If it's not spyware or a
> virus, it wouldn't be picked up by such applications as you mention. The
> add-on might simply be poorly written or might be conflicting with
> something else on your setup. Go to the Start Menu, Accessories\System
> Tools\Internet Explorer (no add-ons). Run it for a bit and see if you
> have the problem. If no, the problem is quite likely an add-on. Open
> Control Panel\Internet Options, Programs, click the Manage Add-Ons button,
> disable add-ons one by one, running IE after each item disabled until you
> find the add-on that is causing the problem.
> If you have the problem even with IE with no add-ons, did you have the
> issue before installing the dot net beta? As far as I know, there is no
> cumulative issue and you can have different versions on the system but
> that doesn't mean the beta is not the source of the issue.
> Michael Solomon
> Backup is a PC user's best friend
> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
Microsoft support rang me this evening, they followed normal steps to clear
out my temp folder, personal temp folder, pre-fetch folder, local IE cache,
and also run the script to re-install certain DLLS. 5 mins after finishing
the call, I was using IE7 and the problem occured again. It is always
MSXML3.DLL that causes the problem, I uninstaled v3.5 beta since I had only
installed it to see if it updated the DLL which might fix the problem, since
it didnt I uninstalled it again - it was only a pre-release beta, so its not
a major issue or vital. There was also a MSXML.DLL SP2 in control panel
which I didnt install, but it was a KB item, I also uninstalled that as it
might have been that, since it was downloaded in the week that followed the
complete reinstall, I am sure Windows Update will pick it up again at some
point. The problem WAS there before the beta, so I downloaded the beta
hoping it might be a newer version and thus fix it, alas not.
I will run it with no add ons to see how things go, will keep you posted,
thanks for your help, I can post the event error file if needed.