First, have you tried disabling the Windows Messenger at startup? If not, please try using the instructions below to do so. After disabling it, then restart the computer and try again.
How To Disable Windows Messenger
Next, since it appears like the problem occurs when using Internet Explorer, have you tried another browser to connect to the net? If not, please download the free Firefox program from the link below and once it's installed, double click on the desktop icon to connect.
Does the same problem occur with the new browser?
Hope this helps and let us know more.
Can anyone please help with this:
I run a Dell Laptop (Inspiron 1300), with 512Mb of RAM and 80gigs Hard Drive on Windows XP. I use McAfee Security Center (all four components running) and Windows Defender (latest version). It boots up okay and runs with no problems when off of the Internet. When the Internet connection is made (external wired ADSL Modem to Tiscali Broadband at 2.3Megs)the system freezes for anywhere up to 10 minutes (though usually a shorter period of time) before the START button and Taskbar are usable. The Desktop Icons will bring up programs, which generally run correctly, and basic functions of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer will work through the Internet with no problem. Nothing at the bottom of the Desktop will operate during this time though until the system randomly unfreezes.
Occasionally programs will also freeze and show in Windows Task Manager as doing so. Generally this is not affected, and operating the End Task button will clear them when they do freeze. However, reporting these instances back to Microsoft also usually generates a 'freeze' situation whilst trying to connect to their server.
I have monitored the Advanced System Information - Error Log, which shows the record since this began in October 2006:
Under source "Service Control Manager" description of the fault day-by-day is: "The Application Management service terminated with the following error: The specified module could not be found".
The fault is then described as: "The IPSEC Services service terminated with the following error: The attempted operation is not supported for the type of object referenced".
The source of the next part of the report is shown as "Application Hang". "Hanging application msimn.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, hang module hungapp, version0.0.0.0, hang address ox00000000".
Then: "Fault Bucket 126906962".
Then: "Hanging application IEXPLORE.EXE, version 6.2900.2180, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.o, hang address 0x00000000".
Then: "Fault bucket 126637809" or "Fault bucket 126906962".
It then recycles through the first given explanation for the fault condition and so on. There are slight variations in the reasons given for the problem, but it is always a "Hanging application" etc, followed by a "Fault bucket..." situation.
I apologise for this description being so long-winded, but of necessity I have tried to provide as much information as I am able. It appears that the problem is linked to initial connection to the Internet. If neither Outlook Express or Internet Explorer are called into use for a period of up to ten minutes (variable), after the Laptop is started and Internet made available immediately afterwards from the "Connect to..." function in the START Panel, the machine runs correctly. Otherwise it's an "Oh my gawd, not again!" situation.
Much appreciation if someone is clued into this one!