Welcome to the Forums.
Sorry for all the following questions, but....
1. Do you have XP or Vista?
2. What kind of Internet connection do you have? (dial-up, cable, low speed DSL or high-speed DSL)
3. You mentioned having upgraded IE....are you using 7 or the Yahoo-touted IE8?
4. What kind of anti-virus software are you using?
ANd last but not least....do you get some kind of an "Error Message"?
Life Member David BB Linkmeister
US Army '78-'85 West Central Wisconsin