** Solution 1 **
Try running IE8 with add-ons disabled. First ensure that all instances of
IEXPLORE.EXE are ended in Task Manager (press Ctrl+Shift+Esc on your
keyboard, processes tab, end process all IEXPLORE.EXE).
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
it works now.
If it is works now, start IE8 normally, go to Tools (if the menu bar
does not appear, hit the Alt key on the keyboard) > Manage Add-ons. Here,
disable all the add-ons you don't need under 'Currently Loaded'
** Solution 2 **
In addition to the above, you can try disabling IE8's memory protection and
see if it helps. Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Advanced > under
'Security', uncheck 'Enable memory protection to help mitigate online
attacks' > OK
** Otherwise **
Otherwise you can use the free Microsoft Phone Support for IE8 (see under
Free phone support for Internet Explorer 8 is limited to installation,
set-up and usage only. Advanced issues are not supported. Advanced issues
include problems that are associated with software and hardware development,
network connectivity, server-based technologies, and business-critical
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"HankL" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I am using the following:
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit SP2
Internet Explorer v.8
Outlook 2003 for my e-mail
It seems that whenever I select a LINK or SHORTCUT ICON to a www. address,
intermittenly I have to do it at least 3-5 times before I get a connection.
This also occurs when I put an www. address in RUN or copy and paste it to
the address bar in Internet Explorer. This also can occur when I attempt to
Even then, sometimes I cannot connect. When a tab is opened it just shows
CONNECTING. However, it never connects. It just keeps on running.
I have never had this issue ever before. I was wondering if I should
uninstall and reinstall Internet Explorer v 8.
I want to thank you in advance for your support and helping me attempt to
resolve this issue.