I will try to give as much detail as I can:
I have a Gateway laptop MX8734 with an Intel T2060 Dual Core 1.6 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 150 GB HDD with 87GB free, running a fresh install of Win 7 Home Prem SP1 (originally came with Vista).
I decided to reformat and reinstall OS. Everything went as planned. I ran Windows updates until there were no more. I installed MS Office 2003, Skype, Auslogics disk defrag, Avast, Teamviewer, Bluecoat K-9, Glary, Dropbox, Adobe Reader X, CCleaner, Process Lasso, Lifecam VX-5000, Canon MP560 printer, Microsoft Picture It and Revo Uninstaller, Firefox, Cute PDF, and latest Java.
The problem occurs when I try to run IE9 or Skype. They both crash. For instance, if I navigate to http://www.carmax.com/enus/view-car/default.html?AVi=0&id=7753126&N=4294967273+4294962462&D=50&zip=54313&pD=0&pI=0&pT=400&pC=200&pB=0&No=0&Ep=homepage:homepage%20Make&Rp=R&PP=20&sV=List&CD=662+14+966+240+398+9&Q=dd319490-c4e2-4f0f-a5a7-717e2c7530e7
I get a message that a problem occured and needs to shut IE9 down. I have several successful clicks before I get to this page and it crashes. It tries to open the site a couple of times, but to no avail. Skype opens, but crashes before loading completely.
I have to believe they are related. If you can help, I would appreciate it. I have a Macrium backup, so I can always go back.