IE7 Hangs and same problem after IE8 install..IE8 may hold key!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Andy, May 12, 2009.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Hi All
    My IE7 would hang like mad, intermittantly. Sometimes you would get the
    can't connect page coming up. As you can expect it was a pain, especially
    with a 10 Meg broadband cable connection. You can open multiple pages and
    they all hang when you try and navigate from the home page.

    To fault find on this problem I did the following: reverted from wifi
    connection to network cable connection to my wifi router. Plug straight into
    my cable modem (My house hold has 3 computers and this is the only one with
    the problem). Followed all the advice on the Microsoft website about
    reverting to default settings, clearing out temp internet files, history,
    running anti-virus, running anti spy ware, upgrading network card drivers. I
    decided to upgrade to IE 8 to no avail BUT here I think is a clue!

    When IE8 comes up with the run connection diagnostic wizard, I click the
    link and click to start and the page will come straight up in the background
    and the wizard doesnt find any problem.

    It looks like my IE7 and 8 is locking up but the wizard unlocks
    it.........anyone know what the wizard does? Clear some sort of cache? I
    really dont know. I e-mailed microsoft and didnt get a very good reply,
    talking about I dont think you are eligable for support, go to the knowledge
    base (I have tried this and explained it all in the original plee for help!)
    AND go to the newsgroups for help, so here it is!

    Any suggestion that I have not tried would be greatly apprehiated!

    Thanks in advance

    Andy, May 12, 2009
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    Andrfew S Guest

    Mine hangs on certen web the page is blank and the tag says connecting.
    other web sites come up in other tabs. If I close IE 8 and reopen it the web
    site works.
    another Andy
    Andrfew S, May 12, 2009
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    Don Varnau Guest


    Windows XP or Vista?

    Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
    Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
    Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
    If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.

    For troubleshooting information see:
    IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:

    928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on

    Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
    - - -
    Sounds like you may have done this, but...
    With the warning that a reset will delete autocomplete data, such as
    passwords and you will have to reinstall or re-enable browser add-ons, work
    through this article:
    936213- How to optimize or reset Internet Explorer 7:

    Useful for recovering stored passwords before you clear all stored login
    IE PassView- NirSoft:

    What a reset of IE settings will do:
    Windows Vista Help- Reset Internet Explorer settings:
    - - -
    Run the free version of SuperAntiSpyware from
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    See if those programs find anything your other scans didn't find.
    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, May 13, 2009
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