Hey I've got a PC running XP Pro SP2. It's clean, no virus, spyware etc... But IE doesn't work. When you try to run it, the process opens in Task Manager Processes tab (not in applications tab), and is 14MB in size. But IE doesn't open. And when I click on it to End Process, it simply doesn't do anything. It refuses to close, not even with a 3rd party process manager. Nor does IE ever open either. On a fresh reboot, there is no IE process open. So I searched the hard drive for iexplore and deleted every file. This in the program files folder, in I386 folder, in prefetch, etc.. Windows apparently replaces with a new one anyway after they are all deleted. Probably Windows file protection. But at least it gets a new copy, however it still doesn't work. I also ran a script which reinstalls IE, copying the files (including iexplore) off the XP CD. Still doesn't work. IE does work in Safe Mode though. I was reading stuff online, and as per that, I told Windows NOT to write alerts, or tell me when programs crash, etc... So that drwatson and debugmgr(or whatever it's called) don't run when it crashes. But it doesn't appear to be crashing, just opening a process and getting stuck and not doing anything. It is actually pretty frustrating to see the process there but it won't close and I can't do anything about it. And where is Windows getting a new copy of iexplore.exe since I deleted every copy I could find? I checked the system32/dllcache, it wasn't in there. Wasn't in Windows\Driver cache either. So I don't know where Windows is replacing the file from when I delete it. Any ideas?