IE8 intermittent "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" sh

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Joe Millenbach, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Now that I've upgraded to IE8 I seem to pretty often get an "Internet
    Explorer cannot display the webpage" and the button to diagnose my
    connection. If I just refresh the page it seems to display on the first try.

    I even got one on signing in to this forum : ). I've never seen this happen
    so often before. Might have seen 3-5 of these messages in my computer's life
    before installing. I'm on Comcast's cable internet. XP SP3, 680i SLI
    motherboard using onboard NIC, Core 2 E6600 at stock speed, 2GB RAM, 100+GB
    free C: space.

    I noticed this a lot more today, and I am running a Prime95 torture test
    (the high memory usage one) in the background. So I wonder if the program
    just thinks it is being starved for the CPU or something? This isn't to say
    I didn't see it before. Just now I see this every 2-4 new web pages that
    need a bit to open (like registering on a site, or logging in).
    Joe Millenbach, Mar 23, 2009
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  2. 1. 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:

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

    3. Does the behavior persist if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?
    [Careful! Only remain in Safe Mode just long enough to test!]
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 23, 2009
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  3. Joe Millenbach

    Reboot Guest

    save all your files on disc and / or flash drive then restore pc to factory
    default, then re-install what you need , might work as thats what i'm doing
    now on my laptop.... I'm on vista with ie 8, limewire an msn work but no
    internet explorer..
    Reboot, Oct 17, 2009
  4. Joe Millenbach

    Don Varnau Guest

    Original thread (for the curious)

    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Oct 17, 2009
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