Internet Explorer 7.0 locks while downloading video windows

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Gene, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Gene

    Gene Guest

    I have IE v7.0.5730.11 with Windows XP.

    When I open a web page, e.g. nytimes.com, that includes a video window
    (Adobe), the page locks until the video window fully downloads. This takes
    awhile. Consequently, reponse is slow. With other browsers (Mozilla, Google),
    I've found the page responds while the video is downloading. They're much
    faster and easier to work with. I want the videos. Is there anything I can do
    to make IE work like the other browsers at this ?

    Thanks,
     
    Gene, Dec 6, 2008
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  2. => Does the behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode? To start
    IE7 in No Add-ons mode:

    1. Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without Add-ons;
    or

    2. 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

    => Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE7 Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= Read before using!

    => 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], Dec 6, 2008
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  3. Gene

    Gene Guest

    Hmm, Yes. And the video window I thought was causing the problem is empty.
    Must be something else. I'd earlier shut off phishing and that didn't help.
    Any thoughts ?

     
    Gene, Dec 6, 2008
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  4. Gene

    Gene Guest

    By the way, I don't have "start without add-ons" in my menu when I right
    click the icon. For some reason, I had an icon in my start menu that opens IE
    without add-ons. I'm not sure how the icon got there.

     
    Gene, Dec 6, 2008
    #4
  5. ...I had an icon in my start menu that opens IE without add-ons

    Where, exactly, in the Start menu (e.g., #2 in my previous reply)?

    Are you running WinXP SP2 or SP3? If the latter, which was installed first,
    IE7 or SP3?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Dec 7, 2008
    #5
  6. One thing you might want to look at is the version of your Adobe Flash
    Player. I have discovered that Adobe Flash Player 10 has problems with IE7,
    but not Firefox or Chrome. I downloaded Adobe Flash Player 9 and the problems
    disappeared.

    To check the version of the Flash Player that
    you have, go to http://tinyurl.com/6xww3o.
     
    Michael Murray, Dec 9, 2008
    #6
  7. Flash 10's working fine in IE7 here, Michael. However, there are some
    (older) Flash presentations that appear not to be compatible with Flash 10.
    That's not IE7's fault.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Dec 9, 2008
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