"Greg Collins" <gcollins_at_msn_dot_com> wrote in message
> I frequently open multiple tabs from news sites and then peruse the tabs
> at my leisure. After so many tabs have been opened (even when closing tabs
> I'm done with--it doesn't have anything to do with total number of tabs
> open at a time), I find that IE stops retrieving the web pages.
> Sometimes this can be fixed with CTRL+K (open current page in new tab).
> Sometimes it is fixed with CTRL+N (open current page in new window). But
> then after a while it just stops working altogether. Then I have to copy
> all the links to a file or drag the pages to a folder, close down all IE
> windows and relaunch. Suddenly everything works again.
> Perhaps this is a memory leak in IE?
Are these tabs all sessions with the same "news" server? If so, even if
you have broadband and the connections are not closing completely IE is
prevented from establishing more with the same server. Originally the
limit was 2 but in IE8 it was supposedly raised but only for broadband
users. You could use TCPView or netstat to check on this idea.
Apparently you could use TPCView to control problem connections too.
You can close established TCP/IP connections (those labeled with a state of
ESTABLISHED) by selecting File|Close Connections, or by right-clicking on a
connection and choosing Close Connections from the resulting context menu.
That would be an interesting workaround if that is what is causing your
Thanks for this bit of serendipity. ; )