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 Explorer'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)?
> Every couple of days. I just did it now after two days. Same
> result. With IE7, the progress dialog came on immediately and lasted
> as long as it needed to.
>> How often do you do it?
>>> XP SP3
>>> When I invoke Tools > Delete Browsing History > Delete button, it can
>>> take quite some time before the progress dialog box appears (10
>>> seconds or more?). The first few times this happened, I had already
>>> given up and shut down IE, and gone back to work in another program;
>>> then suddenly the progress dialog box appeared. Just another bug to
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