IE 7 grabs CPU resource

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Andy M, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Andy M

    Andy M Guest

    Sometimes IE 7 starts doing something that hogs the CPU. I first notice it
    because everything slows down. Then I open the Task Manager and it shows
    that IE is taking 90 + % of the CPU. It goes on for ever. The only way that
    I can stop it is to exit IE. I have current anti-virus and firewall software
    and did a complete scan just a few days ago. I'm using Firefox to send this

    Is there some feature or application that is causing this that I can turn off?
    Andy M, Jan 13, 2008
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  2. Windows version?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 13, 2008
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  3. Andy M

    Andy M Guest

    Windows 2002 XP Home edition w/SP2

    Andy M, Jan 13, 2008
  4. 1. Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode? To start
    IE7 in No Add-ons mode:

    Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without Add-ons; or

    Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:

    2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)? <= Read before using!

    3. If you uninstall (a) IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6), (b)
    all toolbars and (c) all third-party Windows Themes (including Window
    Blinds) and do NOT reinstall IE7, does this behavior persist? **If it does,
    do NOT reinstall IE7!**

    Uninstalling IE7

    How to uninstall Internet Explorer 7:

    IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:

    4. Required reading IMHO before reinstalling IE7:

    Sandi's Installation Tips <= FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO THE LETTER!

    [And I strongly recommend using as the
    installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.]

    Make *certain* that you check in at Windows Update immediately after
    reinstalling IE7 to install any critical updates offered. If Optional
    Updates category offers Root Certificates update, I recommend installing it
    to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    AumHa VSOP & Admin
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 14, 2008
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