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Dell Dimension L733R Windows Explorer hang

My mother has a Dell Dimension L733R. OS is XP. Somehow, she ended up with IE8 installed. IE8 doesn't work very well with that machine. I was told by someone at Time Warner that if we just uninstall IE8 that it would revert back to IE6, which would work with that setup. I had my mom do that while I tried to walk her through it over the phone. I'm not sure what she did, but now when you turn on her computer, it is using 100% of CPU capacity and hanging up badly. The hourglass stays on forever and you cannot access the start icon to even shut it down. I need to get into safe mode and try to troubleshoot this mess. What key on that machine gets me there. Does XP have system restore? Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi, yes XP does have system restore, which you can access through safe mode, pressing the ESC key during bootup will get you there. I would not uninstall IE8, but disable by using Firefox which is a much safer browser for XP, you can down load this for free.
Hope this helps

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