"Charlie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Robert Aldwinckle" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> "Charlie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> I've just been recovering from a bad HD.
>>> XP Pro with SP2 and all the downloads offered by Microsoft as it tries
>>> to catch up on this new HD.
>>> Here's an anomaly I can't get around.
>>> Spouse prefers IE6 (that came with the recovery disc)
>>> I have been using FF.
>>> The problem: she goes to a site to get a recipe. The main page of the
>>> site (Foodnetwork) opens with no problem but a search from within that
>>> page fails with the message that the site cannot be opened and the link
>>> http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/de...rc hType=site
>>> If I try to access the same site, with FF it opens with no problem and
>>> the link above is the same for either browser.
>>> Suggestions please.
>> otherwise that page seems functional. Also tested with User-Agent
>> equivalent to IE6 on XPsp2. Same warning.
>> The site uses Adobe Flash for presenting ads. If it was broken you
>> could have strange symptoms due to that.
>> Robert Aldwinckle
> As part of restoring the HD Adobe flash, shockwave and reader were all
> newly downloaded and installed.
Then, since you probably don't need Flash to use the site, try disabling it.
Also, you could disable all BHO (at least as a test) by unchecking
Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart)
(Options, Advanced tab, Browsing section)
(There's a suggestion I haven't had to type in a long time. <w>)
Doing the latter might help avoid the effects of some (but definitely not
all) spyware she has probably allowed on her unprotected system.