IE won't open online link

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Panic, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Panic

    Panic Guest

    I have Win7 Home Premium and am using IE 9 with latest updates. I have a
    site where I sign in as member...do a search for a subject...and when I
    click on a link that subject brings up IE hangs up and won't open that link
    site. It shows "waiting for response" with the circular arrow spinning.
    If I go to the same site using Safari, it opens fine. I'd like to continue
    to use IE as my primary internet browser but this sucks. Any ideas?
     
    Panic, Aug 24, 2011
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  2. Normally when a link does not open, it is the fault of the developer that
    wrote the page. Can you go to the page with a different PC that is running,
    XP for example, and IE8, and open the page?

    Your Default Icon for IE also points to the 64-bit version. Click
    Start>Programs, and scroll down the list of programs to IE, you should
    notice that there are two instances, one of them specifies that it is IE,
    64-bit. Open the other one, then try the same Webpage. If the page you are
    trying to open is written for 32-bit, or has Flash Content, then it may not
    perform well with 64-bit browsers. One may be tempted to blame such a
    problem on the browser, but it is really the developer that has failed to
    keep up with the evolving technology.

    Your Porsche cannot do 240 on a mountain road, not because the Porsche
    sucks, but because the mountain road cannot support the speed you want to
    do. Your IE9 running on 64-bit isn't the problem, the mountain road you are
    taking it on cannot support the stuff you want to do.
     
    Jeff Strickland, Aug 24, 2011
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  3. Panic

    Mayayana Guest

    You probably can't get much help in such a specific
    case. There's no way for others to know what sort of
    code you're dealing with. As Jeff Strickland said, if
    you're using IE 64-bit then it might help to switch to
    32-bit. 64-bit is not really ready for prime time and
    there's no advantage to using it.

    There's also no reason to assume that newer versions
    are better. It's usually best to let them work out the
    bugs before updating. And IE has a long history of
    incompatibility. At present there are 4 versions in
    popular use. None of them is even compatible with the
    others, much less with Web standards. On my own website
    I write one page for IE in quirks mode, and another page
    for all other browsers. (If I didn't target IE quirks mode I'd
    have to write 4 pages for IE and one for all other browsers.)

    You might also check a seach for: IE9 hangs

    I tried it at Google and got lots of returns.


    |I have Win7 Home Premium and am using IE 9 with latest updates. I have a
    | site where I sign in as member...do a search for a subject...and when I
    | click on a link that subject brings up IE hangs up and won't open that
    link
    | site. It shows "waiting for response" with the circular arrow spinning.
    | If I go to the same site using Safari, it opens fine. I'd like to
    continue
    | to use IE as my primary internet browser but this sucks. Any ideas?
    |
     
    Mayayana, Aug 25, 2011
    #3
  4. Ironically, not only is 64-bit not yet ready for prime time, it is also the
    default browser on the Desktop. What moron thought it would be cool to do
    that?

    In theory, gamers should get the most benefit from 64-bit browsing, but the
    main video display application, FlashPlayer, does not work in a 64-bit
    environment, so the gamers must be thrilled at the technological advancement
    that comes with 64-bit environments.

    I can't say with any certainty that this is the problem, OP, but it is worth
    a try to use IE in the 32-bit mode. You must click START>PROGRAMS and scroll
    the list of applications you have, find Internet Explorer on the list, and
    select the one that does not specify that it is 64-bit. If this works, then
    delete the Desktop icon that you have now, and drag the 32-bit IE icon to
    the Desktop so you can start it with a click. Don't forget the icon that you
    might have placed on the Quick Launch Bar (that Win7 now has a different
    name for but I do not have Win7, so I can't call it by the proper name).
     
    Jeff Strickland, Aug 25, 2011
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  5. Panic

    Panic Guest

    "Jeff Strickland" wrote in message

    Normally when a link does not open, it is the fault of the developer that
    wrote the page. Can you go to the page with a different PC that is running,
    XP for example, and IE8, and open the page?

    Your Default Icon for IE also points to the 64-bit version. Click
    Start>Programs, and scroll down the list of programs to IE, you should
    notice that there are two instances, one of them specifies that it is IE,
    64-bit. Open the other one, then try the same Webpage. If the page you are
    trying to open is written for 32-bit, or has Flash Content, then it may not
    perform well with 64-bit browsers. One may be tempted to blame such a
    problem on the browser, but it is really the developer that has failed to
    keep up with the evolving technology.

    Thanks. For some reason I had only one entry using Start..All Programs and
    it
    just listed as Internet Explorer. So I used Windows Explorer to go to
    Program Files (x86)
    and clicked on the IE .exe file there hoping that would be the 32 bit
    version and work
    But.... same problem. So far it's only been that one IE site. So I guess
    I'll just remember
    to use Safari when I want to go there.
     
    Panic, Aug 25, 2011
    #5
  6. I would also like to say that if the problem was with Flash Player, there
    would be an error message that said Flash was not happy for whatever reason.

    Since the site hangs, my guess is that IE has some new feature that is
    looking for code from the site that IE cannot find.
     
    Jeff Strickland, Aug 25, 2011
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