i've looked it up a bit and from what i read, you could try the following things:
- delete history, cache, coockies, temporary files (but i guess that is the cache) if you haven't already (but i suppose you did)
- disable all firewalls and similar protection systems, especially if you have sp2 (if you have sp2, it is probably one of the things that comes with it that is fucking it up)
why, because it is probably some software of you who blocks an add on the site or so, but instead of skipping it, it gets stuck at that point and doesn't really continue the loading.
worth a try imo.
(i didn't come up with this
Oh, i might have a big ego, but that is still better then no ego, right?