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Internet Explorer 6 Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with Internet Explorer 6 and wondering how to fix it?”
    - Brandon G., United Kingdom

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Microsoft Gold Certified – Win7, XP, Vista).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of Internet Explorer 6

Internet Explorer 6 is one version of this very popular Internet portal that comes standard with the Windows operating systems. Every version comes with its own issues and this is simply due to the programming.

The effects of your Internet Explorer 6 not working correctly can include a wide range of issues. From slow page loading to the program shutting down upon opening to not opening at all, Internet Explorer 6 and other versions all can experience issues that will cause frustration to the computer user.

The causes for these issues can include improper installation, need for updates, and a corrupted file and this can include viruses, spyware, and malware issues that you "catch" via your email or websites. The need for a newer version of Internet Explorer may be your answer to the issues that you are having.

When you are having issues with your Internet Explorer 6, you want to be sure that you take care of them as soon as possible to ensure that you are able to use it when you want to.

What Problems are Associated with Internet Explorer 6?

The effects of Internet Explorer 6 problems can be many and if you are having an issue, you may feel frustrated and even a little angry that you cannot get the program to work correctly.

From not being able to open the program at all to having slow loading pages to having the program shut down as soon as you open it, these problems and others may be plaguing you in your use of Internet Explorer 6. In addition, you may have the entire system to shut down if you are having problems with the program or you can have issues with your email.

The bugs that are found in Internet Explorer 6 are ones that were remedied by later downloads, but they can affect the way that you use the program and whether you use the program to its fullest. By narrowing down the cause, you can ensure that you can use your program and get the most use from it possible to check your email, surf the Internet, and the other tasks that you want to do.

Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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