I got one of the problems with Internet Explorer fixed.
Now when I want to save pictures that I find on the internet, I can do it in the original format. For the longest time, it would only allow me to save as .BMP. The problem? My temporary internet pages cache was full. That seems like a really stupid reason to default all pictures to .bmp to me; but that's what it was.
Now I just have to figure out why whenever a second window opens, such as a pop-up or an additional page, IE freezes. Maybe I should give Netscape Navigator another chance..... NAH!