I would try resetting Internet Explorer's settings to the defaults if you have not already.
In Internet Explorer, click on "Tools" and then "Internet Options". In the top row of tabs, click on Advanced, and then Reset. I would also clear out Internet Explorer's temporary data. In the main Internet Options window under Browsing History, click on "Delete...". I would highly recommend clicking on Delete All, as if there is anything there causing an issue this eliminates it.
Try accessing the AOL webmail again. If you still can not, go on to the nest steps.
Next, verifying and installing the latest version of the Flash player for IE. That can be found here
In addition, I would highly recommend going to the Java web site and installing the latest version of Java, as well as after wards verifying it. The main page to do those is here
. Simply click on "Free Java Download" and fallow the prompts. I recommend rebooting after the Java install is complete. Then open this
page to test the Java interface.
If everything runs properly, try the AOL webmail again. If not, go through the help/trouble shooting section on that page. It will be more specific and helpful then I will be.
Again, try to access AOL webmail. If you still can not access it, try accessing it in FireFox. This is to verify if it's the computer or the browser having a problem. Firefox can be downloaded from here
If you can access it in Firefox, then please try installing Internet Explorer 8. From personal experience I have found that Internet Explorer handles most, if not all pages the same or better then Internet Explorer 7.
Internet Explorer 8 can be downloaded from here
Please let me know if you are still having issues accessing the AOL webmail after this.