Has this machine always been protected by an antivirus program or security
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
Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
<Gary McFarlen> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> I am having similar issues with IE locking up in a busy state. I did not
have any problems with IE6 or IE7 in this regard. I did not update to IE8
when it was originally available. But once I did, I noticed erratic
behavior. I uninstalled and reverted to IE7. Since the original IE8
install, etc. I have experienced daily IE hangs. I cannot close from task
manager. I have to reboot my machine everyday several times because of this
issue. Once IE consumes more than about 50MB of memory, it becomes flaky.
I have run various spyware/av scans; I keep the hard drive cleaned and
defragmented daily. I experience no issues with any other program. This
originated with IE8 and I cannot find any substantive help via Microsoft's
website or technet to address this issue. Even Bing finds nothing helpful.
I am afraid I am looking at a complete drive wipe and reinstall. Might as
well go to Windows 7 in the process. Is there a tool available to perform a
complete IE purge? Maybe I could perform a clean IE reinstall on that
basis. I have no doubt this is an IE issue.
> Don Varnau wrote:
> Re: IE8 - why does it appear TWICE in Task Manager?
> The second IE process is created to make Automatic Crash Recovery
> IEBlog IE8 and Reliability:
> IE8 Beta 1 Whitepapers - Release Automatic Crash Recovery:
> Internet Explorer 8 Readiness Toolkit:
> Hope this helps,
> [MS MVP- IE]
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