I can explain this...sort of. When you go into certain websites running java, your browser may not be configured correctly to run the applets or even view the site. And java is just an example, it could even be certain html tags or calls causing the problem. If you have a fast internet connection, I would recommend upgrading or reinstalling IE. Give that a try. Unfortunately for me, I have many UltraDev and J++ packs on my computer and when I go into certain sites my computer will ask me if I want to debug the site because it's found errors...that's a LOT of fun. Hehe...but give reinstalling IE or upgrading to the latest version a try.