I would uninstall IE8 for the time being and then concentrate on the issue.
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
=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).
Troubleshooting and Internet Explorerâ€™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!]
4a. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed, is your
subscription current, and is it supported in IE8? 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
4b. Has a 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
> Why is that a contradiction?
> In the beginning everything worked all right (on IE7), then the problem
> started. After a while I decided to try IE8 but the problem remains the
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> [Your paragraph #2 ("it worked alright before") is contradicted by
>> paragraph #3 ("I experienced this first on IE7"), Gunder.]
>> Gunder wrote:
>>> After some IE windows or tabs IE will not connect to internet sites in
>>> Windows or tabs, it says only "Connecting" and "Wating for http.....".
>>> Existing windows and tabs can still be used. If I close all IE windows
>>> restart IE then everything works normal until I reach the limit for
>>> concurrent tabs/windows. The limit seems to change from time to time,
>>> is not very many windows or tabs.
>>> I have tried to reset IE, but with no change to the problem. Since it
>>> alright before I believe it is someting I have done.
>>> I experienced this first on IE7 and that was one of the reasons to
>>> to IE8, but the problem is exactly the same. I am running 64 bits Vista
>>> Any help much appreciated!