[windows2000] Re: Strange Problem with Windows Explorer and IE

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 14:37:53 +0200

I've experienced this too. It most often happens when IE5.0 is
installed (from a clean os-install) and you go to windowsupdate and
apply all patches there. IE doesn't like this at all. I solved this
by uninstalling IE6. Apply all patches for IE up to IE 5.5 and
*then* install IE 6 sp1 with a following patching from
windowsupdate again. 

Tedious, bet it works.


--Original Message Text---
From: Dave Nelson
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 05:14:37 -0700

This is *REALLY* weird and I haven't been able to find anything out
there that discusses this problem.
I have several Windows 2000 SP3 servers with IE6.1 installed.  When
I open Windows Explorer, I get the list of available drives in the
left-side pane, but the right side never shows.  The globe in the
upper-right corner spins and spins, but never shows anything on the
right side.  If I hit F5 to refresh, the list is displayed
immediately.  Incredibly annoying....
Then to make things interesting, surfing web pages (i.e., Windows
Update) is a challenge.  When I type a URL into IE, the globe spins
and spins and never displays anything.  I hit F5, but nothing
happens.  If I resize the window ever so slightly, the page is
HELP!  Either my server or I are going insane!  :)



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