Check Everything is Clear
Internet Explorer 6: go to Tools -> Internet Options, switch to the Security tab, and click the Internet symbol. Click Custom Level under “Security Level for this Zone." In the opened window, select Enable, which is under the “Active Scripting" option in the “Scripting" group. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the dialog to see the “Scripting" group. Make sure that Java is also enabled. Click OK to close the dialog and then click Yes when the security warning message appears. Click OK to close the Internet Options window.
Internet Explorer 7: The steps are the same with Internet Explorer 6. Just make sure that the Enable option is selected under “Active Scripting" in the “Scripting" group. Also, enable the options that are related to Java.
Unless you know what you are doing, do not check any other settings because this may have security consequences.
Seemingly Related Problems: Memory Leaks
Seemingly Related Problems: Crashes on Sites with Flash Content
Solutions to All
To have a better Internet Explorer experience, make sure that you check the following items:
1. Internet Explorer 7 is installed,
2. Latest updates for Internet Explorer installed from Windows update,
3. Plug-ins are the latest available ones (such as the latest Flash Player from Adobe),
4. Shockwave Flash latest version is installed,
5. Latest Java Runtime Environment from Sun is installed.
If you go item by item and check everything works, then the problems you encounter will possibly be originating from the website’s coding or some other website compatibility issues.