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:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= 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
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  4. Joe Millenbach

    Don Varnau Guest

    Original thread (for the curious)
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...rm/thread/77b49741af4c746/fc3ecb189fff2d0f?q=

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