Or temporary files for IE have grown too much. Microsoft has been lax on the corrupt profile issue but you can see if it's that by create a new account and testing there.
NO. There is no tool to fix a corrupt profile today. Microsoft asks us to move to a new account.
I'm running WinXP Pro with ZoneAlarm Pro (and recently added AVG, and SuperAntispyware; previously used only Ad-Aware & Spybot), with a Verizon DSL connection (no router). I was using IE6, but when I added AVG etc I also added and now use Mozilla.
My problem: my Admin account accesses the internet without problem or delay, as it has for the 4 years I've owned the machine. But my 'Power User' account recently has essentially lost the ability to load pages; it takes forever and has become unusable. I get no error messages - it just shows 'transferring' or somesuch on the status bar for minutes per page item. On a whim, I created a new 'limited user' account, and it works perfectly.
Given that there's only one copy of the OS, browser, firewall, anti-blahblah software on the machine - what would cause a single user account among three to suddenly fail?