IE8 slow on initial load to connect and display home page.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Big_Al, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Big_Al

    Big_Al Guest

    Sometime in the past few weeks/months I've developed this issue. I
    don't use IE much so its not hard to understand me not seeing it for a
    while, so I can't restore or use a backup, I've done too much.

    I'm on Windows XP SP3 latest updates, and I've run my virus,
    Malwarebytes, Super Anti-Spyware, all full scans. Chkdsk too.

    The system really does seems to work fine. However I ran across a
    hint on a forum about issues like this and they supplied a file called
    deldomains.inf that you could load. It basically deleted a few
    registry entries and restored them as empty folders again, thus removing
    any entries. Below is the contents of the file.

    The question I have is, if anyone can make better heads or tails, is why
    does it work. And yes, I've looked at these folders in regedit when I
    am having the issue and there is nothing there. So I'm removing empty
    folders and putting them back as empty. But the problem returns on
    the 2nd run of IE. I'm just baffled. I've search and searched
    for anywhere or anything that might be doing something to me. I just
    can't make heads or tails of it. My hope is someone else might.


    Thanks: And here is the script:

    ; DelDomains.inf © 11-28-04 | Revised 01-15-06
    ; Created by: Mike Burgess Microsoft MVP
    ; http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/
    ;
    ; Warning: Deletes all entries in the Restricted & Trusted Zone list
    ; http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/restricted.htm
    ;
    ; Revised to include the EscDomains key
    ;
    ; To execute this file: in Explorer - right-click (this file)
    ; Select Install from the Menu.
    ; Note: you will not see any onscreen action.

    [version]
    signature="$CHICAGO$"

    [DefaultInstall]
    DelReg=DelTemps
    AddReg=AddTemps

    [DelTemps]
    HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\ZoneMap\Domains"
    HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\ZoneMap\Domains"
    HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges"
    HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges"
    HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\ZoneMap\EscDomains"

    ; Recreate the keys to avoid a restart

    [AddTemps]
    HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\ZoneMap\Domains"
    HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\ZoneMap\Domains"
    HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges"
    HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges"
    HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\ZoneMap\EscDomains"
     
    Big_Al, Jun 21, 2010
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  2. 1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

    => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer's (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
    IE8 in all OSS]
    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
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settings

    3. 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 and/or SP3?

    4. Has a(nother) 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


    <SNIP>
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 21, 2010
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  3. Big_Al

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Please don't post dangerous advice to the newsgroups.
     
    Leonard Grey, Jun 21, 2010
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  4. Big_Al

    Big_Al Guest

    Leonard Grey said this on 6/21/2010 4:46 PM:
    Sorry, did not mean it to be dangerous, it was meant to be informative
    to the readers that this is what I am doing but its not solving my
    problem. I guess an unwritten advisement that its not a program to try
    therefore.
     
    Big_Al, Jun 21, 2010
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  5. Big_Al

    Big_Al Guest

    Big_Al said this on 6/21/2010 4:37 PM:
    The above should have been "why does it work, and then not work and what
    can be done to make it or something else permanent?" I think the
    above was poorly written. Sorry, I'm looking for an answer and nobody
    should take this as advice since its not working and I only did it in
    desperation.
     
    Big_Al, Jun 21, 2010
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  6. Big_Al

    Big_Al Guest

    PA Bear [MS MVP] said this on 6/21/2010 4:43 PM:
    No change in behavior with no-addons.
    I've reset and no change. (other than I see the change in settings.)
    AVG without link scanner, and up to date. Manually run Super Anti
    Spyware and Malware Bytes as needed (weekly at worst). Zone Alarm
    free version.
    No, IE8 was installed from the windows update months if not years after
    SP3. The system was loaded in April 2008 as a fresh install with SP3
    slipstreamed and IE7. I waited till about 4-5 months ago to upgrade
    to IE8, no issues till recently. As a matter of fact I thought it
    might have been the KB update last Tuesday for that massive security
    update and I took the effort to uninstall it to see if that was the
    case. No luck. Its back in now.

    No, my copy of XP MCE does not come with any add on software. I'm
    kinda lucky about that, I'm not sure why Dell did not supply me with a
    CD with junk on it, but I'm glad. I do have all that "addon sofware"
    on a separate CD but I know its trialware and useless.
     
    Big_Al, Jun 21, 2010
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  7. To keep track of things, it helps immensely if you quote all of the previous
    message(s) in your replies to the newsgroup. Thank you & good luck.

     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 21, 2010
    #7
  8. Big_Al

    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    What's the homepage?
    Does another homepage or a blank page load faster?
    -
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]
     
    Don Varnau, Jun 21, 2010
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  9. Big_Al

    Big_Al Guest

    Don Varnau said this on 6/21/2010 6:14 PM:
    The home page or blank makes no change. Being my personal home page I
    think you can understand not giving it out. I did try google and that
    did no good either.
     
    Big_Al, Jun 21, 2010
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    rob^_^ Guest

    Tools>Internet Options, Security tab, click "Reset all zones to default"

    It is usual to have your online mail providers and or your Bank web sites in
    the Trusted Zone.

    Regards.

     
    rob^_^, Jun 22, 2010
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  11. Big_Al

    Big_Al Guest

    rob^_^ said this on 6/21/2010 7:05 PM:
    I just did that but I'm sure I've done it before. No harm doing it
    twice.

    I've been playing with IE for 10 minutes now (or so) and it seems to be
    working. Your reset suggestion and the run with no add-ons were the
    last two steps. I'm not jumping for joy yet, I'm going to give it to
    tomorrow but so far 8 to 10 restarts (of IE) and it opens okay each
    time.

    ............Time will tell........!
     
    Big_Al, Jun 22, 2010
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  12. Big_Al

    Big_Al Guest

    Big_Al said this on 6/21/2010 8:11 PM:
    Rats.... Spoke too soon.
     
    Big_Al, Jun 22, 2010
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  13. Big_Al

    Don Varnau Guest


    The home page or blank makes
    no change. Being my personal home page I

    If you have no sites in Restricted Sites or Trusted Sites, it makes no sense
    that DelDomains.Inf would help. Resetting IE settings, BTW, also clears out
    security zones.

    Prevent AVG from loading at startup *just long enough* to see if the
    situation improves with AVG disabled. Or uninstall AVG and give Microsoft
    Security Essentials a try.
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/products/mse.aspx

    Try another malware scanner. Go to
    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/athome/security/update/windows_live_safety_center.mspx
    and run the Customized scan- Protection only- no tune up, no cleanup.
    -
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]
     
    Don Varnau, Jun 22, 2010
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  14. Don Varnau wrote:
    Or uninstall AVG & reboot, then do a fresh install of AVG: This time select
    the CUSTOM install option and do NOT install (i.e., uncheck) Linkscanner,
    Search-Shield, Active Surf-Shield, Security toolbar, or any of the email
    scanning components.

    • Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email
    http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 22, 2010
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  15. Big_Al

    Rob Guest

    When reading and replying to usenet newsgroup, it helps immensly if
    you use software that is up to the job. Then you can page back and
    forth between messages easily and you don't need to bother others to
    do the things the way you like (and others dislike).
     
    Rob, Jun 22, 2010
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  16. Big_Al

    Duane Hebert Guest

    And breaks most of the guidelines here
    http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html
    Number 4 in this case.

    I don't mind people that don't follow these, just people that insist
    that no one does.
     
    Duane Hebert, Jun 22, 2010
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