IE8 - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Pat Garard, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Pat Garard

    Pat Garard Guest

    G'Day All,

    IE8 will (now) not let me view a specific website.
    The site is: www.colonialfirststate.com.au the Home Page of Colonial First
    State, an Australian Superannuation Company.
    The problem is confined to an instance of Vista on 1 PC - a partition (on
    the same PC) with Windows 7 RC1works fine.
    A wirelessly connected laptop works fine.
    IE8 ALSO (now) hangs regularly on this PC.

    ISP ------ CableModem------WirelessRouter---(Wire)----ProblemPC[Vista/Win7]
    ___NoProblemLaptop(Wireless)

    I have removed IE8 - IE7 appears to be ok.

    I have re-installed IE8 - Problem returns.

    Any suggestions welcome!
     
    Pat Garard, Aug 23, 2009
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  2. Pat Garard

    Pat Garard Guest

    I should have explained that the '..cannot display..' message occurs
    intermittently while generally googling. I note this particular web site only
    because I access it regularly (used to access it regularly?).
     
    Pat Garard, Aug 23, 2009
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  3. Pat Garard

    Jack's stuff Guest

    Pat,

    Don't feel bad.. You certainly are not the only one having
    this problem. I've brought it up several times and always
    get a response from Papa Bear that doesn't make a lot of
    sense other then run you through all kinds of hurdles that
    end up not accomplishing anything..

    It is a problem with IE8 and I don't think they have an
    answer..




     
    Jack's stuff, Aug 23, 2009
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  4. Pat Garard

    Jack's stuff Guest

    Pat,

    Here is a classic example of Papa Bear's responses to all IE8 problems :)
    :)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [crosspost to IE General]

    Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3) when posting to
    this newsgroup.

    Is this a sudden, new problem? Did this happen before you installed IE8?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    www.banthecheck.com


     
    Jack's stuff, Aug 23, 2009
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  5. Pat Garard

    VanguardLH Guest

    Be aware, Pat, that all caps in the Subject or body is screaming. You
    often yell at those from whom you ask help? The uninformative and
    overly long postfixed "ARGH" was removed from the Subject in my reply.

    Try the following since each can generate delays that could cause timing
    problems. IE8 just seems more touchy than IE7, or before, but then I've
    also noticed web sites just aren't as quick to respond anymore or
    download ALL items in a page within a reasonable time [i.e., you wait in
    IE counting through the remaining items left to download for the page]).

    - Run IE8 in its no add-ons mode.
    - Disable anything upstream of IE that interrogates the web traffic,
    like anti-virus or firewall software, and retest. Since you have a
    router, it should have a firewall that protects well enough against
    unsolicited inbound connect attempts.
    - Reset IE8 (advanced options).
    - Reset your TCP/IP config (right-click on the connectoid in Network
    applet and use Repair).

    Many security products are interfering (or delay by interrogating) more
    with the web traffic delivered to the web browser. Security is needed
    but it always incurs an impact (i.e., delay). Don't get over zealous
    and lather on the security so thick that your OS and apps don't work.
    The whole point of your host is to use it, not to secure it.
     
    VanguardLH, Aug 23, 2009
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  6. Pat Garard

    VanguardLH Guest

    You're starting to notice Bear's typical responses, aren't you?
     
    VanguardLH, Aug 23, 2009
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  7. Pat Garard

    RJK Guest

    A factor might be that since Ms's Bill Gates took a "step back," perhaps
    Microsoft is more concerned with making money, rather than producing quality
    software !!!

    regards, Richard



     
    RJK, Aug 23, 2009
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  8. Pat Garard

    MHL Guest

    IE8 and the whole Live suite of Apps are free...

     
    MHL, Aug 23, 2009
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  9. Bonjour/soir, le Sun, 23 Aug 2009 06:09:32 -0700, *MHL* a caressé son
    clavier pour nous dire dans le message suivant:
    Free ? ... when you have payed a license which is too costly for the
    services (sic)
     
    Michel Doucet, Aug 23, 2009
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  10. Pat Garard

    Peter Foldes Guest

    Pat

    Which Anti Virus suite is running at present on your system.
     
    Peter Foldes, Aug 23, 2009
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  11. Pat Garard

    MHL Guest

    No I didn't.

     
    MHL, Aug 23, 2009
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  12. Bonjour/soir, le Sun, 23 Aug 2009 09:51:13 -0700, *MHL* a caressé son
    clavier pour nous dire dans le message suivant:
    You didn't what ?
    You didn't pay the Windows's licence ?
     
    Michel Doucet, Aug 23, 2009
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  13. Pat Garard

    MHL Guest

    Oh, if you don't like paying for Windows switch to linsucks.
     
    MHL, Aug 23, 2009
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  14. Pat Garard

    bobster Guest

    I am using IE8/XP and was able to access the Colonial First State web site
    with no trouble. Sounds like your problem may be a Vista/IE8
    incompatibility.

    ==============================================================
    "Pat Garard" <apgarard Arghhh bigpond Doh net Doh au> wrote in message
    G'Day All,

    IE8 will (now) not let me view a specific website.
    The site is: www.colonialfirststate.com.au the Home Page of Colonial First
    State, an Australian Superannuation Company.
    The problem is confined to an instance of Vista on 1 PC - a partition (on
    the same PC) with Windows 7 RC1works fine.
    A wirelessly connected laptop works fine.
    IE8 ALSO (now) hangs regularly on this PC.

    ISP ------ CableModem------WirelessRouter---(Wire)----ProblemPC[Vista/Win7]
    ___NoProblemLaptop(Wireless)

    I have removed IE8 - IE7 appears to be ok.

    I have re-installed IE8 - Problem returns.

    Any suggestions welcome!
     
    bobster, Aug 23, 2009
    #14
  15. Pat Garard

    Averelll Guest

    Michel Doucet a écrit :
    Toujours aussi médiocre etinutile le troll international aux oreilles
    d'âne. Vous n'en sortirez donc jamais de vos obsessions.
     
    Averelll, Aug 23, 2009
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  16. Pat Garard

    webster72n Guest

    No problems here, either, with Vista:

    http://www.colonialfirststate.com.au/

    you see?

    Harry.
     
    webster72n, Aug 23, 2009
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  17. Pat Garard

    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Pat,

    No problems here also with Vista x86 SP1.

    There are plenty of markup errors on the page, but they are not the cause
    since others can view the page without problems.

    Can you type

    javascript:navigator.userAgent;

    in the IE Address bar and post back with the results. (there is browser
    sniffing code on the site).

    Do you have Smart-screen filtering (Ad blocking) turned on? You could be
    blocking essential scripts from this domain - bs.serving-sys.com

    Regards.
     
    rob^_^, Aug 23, 2009
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  18. Pat Garard

    Pat Garard Guest

    Si vous essayez de m'aider alors je préférerais s'il vous plaît vos
    suggestions en anglais.

    Si vous avez l'intention de faire du commerce insulte alors, peut-être,
    aucune réponse à tout!

    [ If you are trying to assist me then I would prefer your suggestions in
    english please.

    If you mean to trade insults then, perhaps, no answer at all! ]
    --
    Regards,
    Pat Garard
    Melbourne, Australia
    _______________________
     
    Pat Garard, Aug 23, 2009
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  19. Pat Garard

    MHL Guest

    Yes, English please. No speak French.

     
    MHL, Aug 23, 2009
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  20. Pat Garard

    Pat Garard Guest

    Be aware, Pat, that all caps in the Subject or body is screaming.
    I AM BLOODY SCREEEEEEAAAAAAAMMMMMIIIINNG!!!!!!
    i TOOK THE ELEMENTARY STEP OF INSTALLING gOOgLE cHROME - wORKS fINE!
    NO PROBLEMS WITH TCP/IP, A/V SOFTWARE or UP/DOWNSTREAM INTERROHATION - JUST
    IE8!

    OOps! I'm screaming again - else I forgot Caps Lock!
    --
    Regards,
    Pat Garard
    Melbourne, Australia
    _______________________



     
    Pat Garard, Aug 23, 2009
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