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ie8 freezing


awest3

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Hi,

I'm using windows 7 and IE8. Sometimes when I'm browsing the spinning circle comes on and I do not get to the new page. If I use the back arrow and then the forward arrow the page comes up instantly.

Any ideas on what may be causing this..?

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buteman

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Not had another Anti-virus program downloaded and not removed it properly.

Download Firefox and try that to see if it is any quicker.

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awest3

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Thanks for these suggestions but my point is that I've been using all the listed software for years and never had a problem until W7. I've tried all the suggestions but the issue still remains. I thought it would be a known issue but it looks like its not. Any other suggestions gratefully received. Al

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rdave13

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I know you've run 'without add-ons' but have you reset the browser to default? Internet options- advanced and reset tab. See if it's working ok then. If it is then enable your add-ons a couple at a time in case it's one of them causing IE to slow down connecting to new pages. Also check that IE is the default browser.

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sunnystaines

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open ASC and use the tool to free up the RAM, I get this sometimes with xp ie8, works a treat.

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awest3

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yep, tried these thanks. Its not a massive problem, like I said I thought it would be a known issue.

I think I'll just have to live with it for a while.

Thanks again Al

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rdave13

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What protection do you run from Emisoft? Just the free protection or paid for. Could be something there that's slowing IE.

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awest3

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just the free stuff.. thanks

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buteman

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Go into Command prompt and type sfc /scannow and press enter on your keyboard and see if that finds any problems.

Have you checked Device Manager and made sure Compatibility mode is ticked under tools.

When the circle is spinning go into Task manager processes and see what is using up all of the CPU.If nothing running System idle process should be showing about 97% which is normal,Anything else using up a lot of the CPU let us know what.

Just noticed that you are using MSE.Switch the anti-spyware program off on that and see if it makes any difference.I find it is a bit like the tea timer on spybot it interferes with other security programs and I always had it switched off.

Then go into Services and make sure Windows defender is switched off and stop it from running.It is not needed and uses up a fair bit of the CPU when updating.

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Snrub

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Have you tried running Event Viewer and look for events/faults at around time of IE8 freeze. It might give a clue to solving problem.

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awest3

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Thanks, I'll have a go at these suggestions. Al

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