Try running IE8 with add-ons disabled.
Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No
Add-ons) to start IE8 without any add-ons. Try using the browser and see if
the same problem arises.
If the problem does not occur again, start IE8 normally, go to Tools (if the
menu bar does not appear, hit the Alt key on the keyboard) > Manage Add-ons.
Disable all the add-ons under 'Toolbars and Extensions'. Enable each add-on
one at each time, restart and see if the problem occurs again. Once it
again after enabling an add-on, you have nailed the culprit.
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"HankL" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I am using the following:
> Windows VISTA Home Premium 64 bit O/S
> Internet Explorer v. 8
> I am on a network with a broadband modem and a router
> The issue I am having is sometimes when I select a link or even attempt to
> get unto a site, the window opens up and nothing happens. I just have to
> sit and wait and wait. I will then close the window and try again. It
> may or may not open. Then possibly if I try for the third for fourth
> time, it finally connects. This doesn't seem to happen with Google
> although once in awhile it will happen and it generally doesn't happen
> when I open Internet Explorer directly. I have shortcuts to certain sites
> I use often and generally those and links is where I am having the issues.
> I have powered down the router and the modem and that still does not seem
> to help.
> My other computers on the network does not seem to have the same issues.
> Any help would be appreciated and thank you in advance for your