Remove Explorer Addins or "BHOs" and retest. IE will run fine without any BHO so this is the quick test to see if it's the BHO issue.
whenever i try to print to from IE6 i get message that "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to shut down". i am running XP on a dell with an HP printer but it will print from other applications. i can" t even print to file. I have other issues as well, i get a dialog box about a "bad image" when i pull up my norton antivirus. i have uninstalled and re-installed it thinking it was corrupted but i have no idea what the hell is wrong. computer is about 5 years old and is probably ready for scrap heap