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cody
02-02-2001, 03:28 PM
I recently downloaded Internet Explorer 5.5 from the Microsoft website. I then started the installation program, but halfway through the installation, the system became extremely slow and eventually stopped responding. The problem occurred when the program started installing the "DIRECT X LAYER".

DO you guys know what's causing this problem?

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Cody

Randy_tx
02-02-2001, 03:57 PM
What kind of cpu......amt of Ram.......ver. of Win .......with that we can probably help!

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cody
02-02-2001, 04:58 PM
My system information is as follows:

Microsoft Windows 98 4.10.1998
IE 5 5.50.4522.1800
GenuineIntel Pentium(r) II Processor Intel MMX(TM) Technology
64MB RAM
Windows-managed swap file on drive C (2427MB free)
Available space on drive C: 2427MB of 4110MB (FAT32)
DirectX Version: DirectX 8 (4.08.00.0400)
AGP Card: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 MODEL 64/MODEL 64 Pro

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Cody

Randy_tx
02-02-2001, 05:07 PM
The only thing I can think of is that you got a bad download from MS...you might want to try the download again (I know, it takes forever) http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif

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Ghost_Hacker
02-02-2001, 07:50 PM
The install program will access Microsoft's servers to complete the installation. During the last week or so Microsoft's web servers have had some problems. If the connection to those servers should slow down or stop then your installation of IE will be affected.


I would simply try again later.

Hope this helps http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

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[This message has been edited by Ghost_Hacker (edited 02-02-2001).]

Paleo Pete
02-03-2001, 12:06 AM
I think G_H hit it on the head. The Microsoft servers have been catching hell the past few days, and haven't been up to par. I had to download part of IE 5.01 today, and it took 45 minutes for what should have been about a 10 minute download, even at my crummy connection speed. 31,200 at best, I think I had 28,800 today.

Wait a few days and try again. The good thing is the IE will resume the download where it left off if you don't delete the files.

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