IE8 Hangs up very frequently on my Vista OS.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by MM001, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. MM001

    MM001 Guest

    However it is faster and has more features than IE 7 But IE 8 Hangs up very
    easily and it irritates when multiple tabs are open (3-4) and the window
    stops Responding. Eventually I have to close the window by End Process.

    This is really disgusting that IE 8 is not working smoothly with Vista. I
    have switched back to FireFox 3. At least it does not hangs up...
    MM001, Apr 30, 2009
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  2. 1. Does the behavior persist if you access the page in Compatibility Mode?

    2. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode? To start
    IE 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 add-ons).

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

    3. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)? <= Read before using!

    4. Does the behavior persist if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?
    [Careful! Only remain in Safe Mode just long enough to test!]

    5a. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed, is your
    subscription current, and is it supported in IE8? 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

    5b. Has a Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
    (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?


    See this possibly-related discussion & KB article:

    Internet Explorer 8 takes longer than expected to start:
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 30, 2009
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  3. MM001

    Don Varnau Guest

    You should be able to resolve this.

    1. Clear the Temporary Internet Files

    2. 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

    3. See if Spybot or another program has placed many (a thousand or more)
    sites in Restricted Sites.
    969938- Internet Explorer 8 takes longer than expected to start:

    4. See if a third-party program is causing the problem.
    936214- How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect IE7 in
    Windows Vista: (Also applies to XP)

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Apr 30, 2009
  4. MM001

    davexnet Guest

    Firefox can check for incompatible add-ons,
    and disable them automatically .
    Isn't IE8 able to do someting similar ?

    davexnet, May 1, 2009
  5. MM001

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Firefox does not check for incompatible add-ons. It looks to see if the
    add-on's author has specified a list of compatible versions of Firefox.
    If the version of Firefox you want to install is not on the author's
    list, his or her add-on is disabled. The onus is on the add-on's authour
    to develop of list of compatible FF versions.
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est
    Leonard Grey, May 1, 2009
  6. MM001

    davexnet Guest

    Well it's better than nothing.

    davexnet, May 2, 2009
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