IE6 has so many problems its hard to pick a starting point. In your case, the problem is likely a spyware infestation. That would likely account for the problems you describe. This garbage can be installed without so much as a single notice on IE.
Download AdAware and Spybot to see if they can't get rid of it, then just keep doing what you're doing, and use Firefox. (BTW, Firefox 0.9.1 was released a day or two ago)
What is wrong with my wife's IE6? I can launch IE6 from my account but she can't. I got a screen shot of the error message but I don't know how to post it here. Any ways it goes something like this.
1st error screen after IE launch has a title bar that says Microsoft Visual C++Runtime Library. Error message says Runtime error! Then the path of IE6 and then abnormal program termination. When I click the ok button a 2nd error messsage appears.
Title bar is iexplore.exe-Application error. Message is as follows: The instruction at "0x71702d16" referenced memory at "0x01642f1c". The memory could not be "read". Click on ok to terminate program.
When I ok it the request to send error report to Microsoft pops up and i just deny it. Then the browser closes.
My other browser Firefox 0.9 works fine on both accounts. So what is wrong????
Any info would be greatly appreciated by my wife. I seldom use IE6 anymore since I found out about FF0.9.
Thanks a lot.