What is it about Windows, Internet Explorer, and 3rd party toolbars? The last few days I have been having trouble getting IE to start. It was hanging every third time or so when it started. And once it started, it was kinda slow.
I really needed IE for work so I decided to try and fix the beast. So I removed the Bing/Live toolbar and my AVG toolbar. Guess what? IE loads in a second, doesn't crash, and isn't slow any more. I'm shocked, shocked that this solved the problem! :)