Have you tried using any other browsers to try and complete you task? E.g Firefox or Safari? These provide a much better service and can cater for most of your browsing needs.
The problem you have is that In June 2003, the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit announced that Internet Explorer for Mac would undergo no further development, and support would cease in 2005. In accordance with published support lifecycle policies, Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer for Mac on December 31st, 2005, and is not providing any further security or performance updates.
Accordingly, as of January 31st, 2006, Internet Explorer for the Mac was no longer available for download from Microsoft. Therefore you maybe trying to open a dead application. I strongly advice trying to find another application as your browser, as help for I.E is no longer around.
Hope this helps,
I'm in the unenviable position of needing to run IE on my i-Mac (OS X 10.4.5) for work. I downloaded the latest IE version for Mac (5.2.3), but it doesn't load, i.e., I get the beach ball of death. Any thoughts on how to proceed?