Recently, I installed Win7 on my friend's computer. Everything was fine, except that Internet Explorer would not start quickly. i applied all the updates, without any result. Then I upgraded to IE9, but the problem persists. I installed Mozilla Firefox, and there is no problem with that.
Then I found this: If I try to open IE with the modem disconnected, it starts up real fast. But when the modem is turned on, it takes a really long time to start. It won't even load offline pages. Why so?