I've an older home built computer running Win98SE IE6 SP1. For the last longest ie goes online and navigates well. I can minimize to task bar and work in win. explorer or ms word or whatever. I can then go back on the internet and navigate as I please. When i"m finished and ready to close the page and shutdown, then the trouble starts. I close out, select the start button. No response, hour glass appears and stays that way for a whole minute before I can proceed. This happens everytime I go online using ie. Because of this, sometime back I installed Firefox and it works great, no problems. I prefer ie because Firefox has it's limitations. I've searched the internet and many forums but not found any exact posts or entries as this. Any of you still running Win98SE?