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IE8 hang on "Connecting" when opening new tab. IE8 window will not close.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ed G, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Ed G

    Ed G Flightless Bird

    I've been seeing numerous IE hangs that occur seemingly at random when
    opening links in new tabs. This started recently (maybe due to an IE
    update?)--I don't remember seeing it at all until a couple weeks ago.

    I've found some mention of similar symptoms, but those posts said that
    the tab was recoverable, and that IE was still responsive. Not the
    case here. The new tab simply hangs, displaying "Connecting". IE
    cannot be closed at that point. Sometimes an entire IE window will
    hang (all tabs), but often the other tabs still function and close
    properly, with just the "Connecting" tab keeping the remaining IE
    window from closing.

    One similarity with other posts: It does seem to be a random
    occurrence, like some 'pool' of available IE instances with some that
    are unresponsive. I can't discern any pattern to when a new tab will

    I had seen mention of one of the activeX DLLs becoming unregistered
    (???) and causing this type of problem. Supposedly correctable via
    running (as admin): "regsvr32 actxprxy.dll"
    I haven't found this to help though.

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