Have you tried;
1] System Restore to a date before you installed the Google Earth toolbar?
2] Uninstalling the toolbar?
Sometimes such add-ons fail with non-standard browsers.
I am running HP 2.60GHz/ 512mb DDR SDRam desktop and I also have a new Dell laptop XPS with 1024mb. Both running Windows XP (the laptop also has Media Center).
When I went online about 10 years ago, I started out with AOL and was familiar with the browser etc. This year AOL introduced their version of that browser that can be used with any ISP. I now use cable internet service and I tried the AOL browser just to see how it performed. I liked it so well on the desktop that I put it on the laptop. Everything worked well until I downloaded the Google tool bar and Google earth. That was the last time I was able to use the browser. I also have Foxfire but I used the different browsers for different things. Can someone tell me what happened to the AOL browser? I really liked the way the tabs and favorites worked. When I click on it, it refuses to load, no error message, nothing, the hour glass turns for a minute then stops. The same thing happens with both computers.