[Crosspost to IE General]
Please state your full Windows version(s) (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2)
when posting to this newsgroup.
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)?
5. Just asking for now!! Do NOT use such a Restore Point yet!! => Do you
have an available Restore Point which predates the install of IE8?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I have this same problem on two computers that both have IE8. Sometimes
> (more often than not) when you go to do any of the following, IE hangs
> loading the page.
> -Launch IE to go to the home page.
> -Click on a link in an email to launch IE.
> -Open a new tab in IE to type in an address to go to.
> -Click on a link in IE to open the link (new tab or same tab)
> IE seems to be attempting to load the page. The bar at the bottom is
> and the IE tab shows it is trying to load. I have let it sit for over an
> hour but the page will not load.
> To get around this, you have to close IE completely and try again.
> that works, but other times I have to repeat this a couple times. This is
> all while i'm chatting and crusing through pages in firefox. What gives?