If IE7 is still installed, go to Start...Run...and type in "iexplore -extoff" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
This will load IE7 without any add-ons. Then try surfing with that to see if it helps.
I always read what other posters are experiencing and decided to follow your advice given above to somene else, John, to see if it would solve my problem : I.E was playing up.
Now I cannot re-load the add-ons. I am told that if I close I.E then the add-ons will be re-loaded automatically. Well they don't for me!
Any advice, please?
My thanks in advance.