[Crossposted to IE General since IE8 is no longer in beta]
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 Explorerís (No Add-ons) Mode:
2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
<= Read before using!
3. 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
4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
John D99 wrote:
> I'm using IE 8 w/ xp sp3, all updates.
> When I have to open a new tab or a new IE window, it takes about one
> and consumes the CPU at 100 pct, and nothing else can be done w/ the
> computer while the CPU is being taken over.
> Using IE never used to be like this. Is there some setting that needs to
> changed, or what?