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IE8 install caused 370% increase in computer boot time

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bob, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    I was using IE7. I just installed IE8 through windows update. Boot up time
    increased by 370%. (I used a digital kitchen timer) After boot up, IE8
    worked fine and everything else is normal. No other problems other than slow
    boot time. Shut-down-start-up a couple of times and same slow boot time
    with no other problems. I uninstall IE8 using the restore point. Boot time
    went to normal and IE7 and everything else worked fine (except FF-I will
    reinstall). After the third shut-down-start-up, boot up time increased by
    the exact 370% again. My use of the restore point must not have worked even
    though my browser now is IE7. Now what do I do? I can use another browser
    but that solution does not fix the slow boot. Does Vista allow going back
    to IE6 and then I reinstall IE7? (I still have the IE7 install file.)

    Reading posts here it is suggested before install IE8 to disable third party
    firewall, disable anti-virus and anti-spyware, upgrade from a downloaded
    file and not from windows update. I did not do these things before I
    installed IE8. I would have done these things if I had known to do so. I
    use avast free and windows defender for protection and PC Tools firewall
    plus as my firewall. I frequently scan using a-squared, SuperAntiSpyware,
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, in scan-only install (I've disabled their boot
    startup). I use windows update daily. So the slow boot time should not be
    a virus or malware. I do not have any third party toolbars for IE
    installed.

    Background info: I have a desktop AMD 4400+ 64X2 4GB memory 320GB HD(way
    bigger than I need) Acer computer (AM3100-U3201A) I purchased new February
    2008 running 32-bit MS Vista Home Premium SP2 box. I use MS auto updates.
    I think it has onboard shared memory for video and sound. My ISP is Comcast
    12mbps with Motorola SURFboard SB5101 Cable Modem direct to computer. No
    other switches or routers or wireless or phone line or any other networking
    hardware hooked up to this computer.

    You people have helped me out so many times. Thank you so much for your
    service.
    Bob
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > ...I uninstall IE8 using the restore point.

    Never, EVER use System Restore to "undo" an update, Service Pack, or IE
    upgrade! Intead, uninstall the update, Service Pack, or IE upgrade &
    reboot. If that doesn't correct the problem, then try System Restore. But
    too late now: you've left Windows in a "confused" state by using System
    Restore to "uninstall" IE8.

    > ...Does Vista allow going back
    > to IE6 and then I reinstall IE7? (I still have the IE7 install file.)


    No, and Vista comes with IE7 preinstalled so I dunno what "IE7 install file"
    you're talking about.

    No-charge support for Internet Explorer 8 installation, set-up and usage
    (only) is available via telephone (based on your locale) and has been
    extended until 02 July 2010. Customers must be running Windows XP or Windows
    Vista in a non-domain environment.

    => US & CA Residents: 1-866-234-6020
    => Other locales:
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=13043

    [Act surprised when the tech tells you to format your HDD & do a clean
    install.]
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    www.banthecheck.com



    Bob wrote:
    > I was using IE7. I just installed IE8 through windows update. Boot up
    > time
    > increased by 370%. (I used a digital kitchen timer) After boot up, IE8
    > worked fine and everything else is normal. No other problems other than
    > slow
    > boot time. Shut-down-start-up a couple of times and same slow boot time
    > with no other problems. I uninstall IE8 using the restore point. Boot
    > time
    > went to normal and IE7 and everything else worked fine (except FF-I will
    > reinstall). After the third shut-down-start-up, boot up time increased by
    > the exact 370% again. My use of the restore point must not have worked
    > even
    > though my browser now is IE7. Now what do I do? I can use another
    > browser
    > but that solution does not fix the slow boot. Does Vista allow going back
    > to IE6 and then I reinstall IE7? (I still have the IE7 install file.)
    >
    > Reading posts here it is suggested before install IE8 to disable third
    > party
    > firewall, disable anti-virus and anti-spyware, upgrade from a downloaded
    > file and not from windows update. I did not do these things before I
    > installed IE8. I would have done these things if I had known to do so. I
    > use avast free and windows defender for protection and PC Tools firewall
    > plus as my firewall. I frequently scan using a-squared, SuperAntiSpyware,
    > Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, in scan-only install (I've disabled their boot
    > startup). I use windows update daily. So the slow boot time should not
    > be
    > a virus or malware. I do not have any third party toolbars for IE
    > installed.
    >
    > Background info: I have a desktop AMD 4400+ 64X2 4GB memory 320GB HD(way
    > bigger than I need) Acer computer (AM3100-U3201A) I purchased new February
    > 2008 running 32-bit MS Vista Home Premium SP2 box. I use MS auto updates.
    > I think it has onboard shared memory for video and sound. My ISP is
    > Comcast
    > 12mbps with Motorola SURFboard SB5101 Cable Modem direct to computer. No
    > other switches or routers or wireless or phone line or any other
    > networking
    > hardware hooked up to this computer.
    >
    > You people have helped me out so many times. Thank you so much for your
    > service.
    > Bob
     
  3. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    PA Bear is probably right about the need to reinstall Windows, but...

    1. Does the problem persist if you set a blank homepage in IE?
    2. Does the problem persist if all non-microsoft browser add-ons are
    disabled?
    3. Does the problem persist if you disable the PC Tools firewall and use the
    Windows Firewall?
    4. Is Internet Explorer loading at startup? Why?

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "Bob" <bobbREMOVE-CAPSus99@CAPSyaREMOVE-CAPShoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23$Y0uoXnKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I was using IE7. I just installed IE8 through windows update. Boot up

    time
    > increased by 370%. (I used a digital kitchen timer) After boot up, IE8
    > worked fine and everything else is normal. No other problems other than

    slow
    > boot time. Shut-down-start-up a couple of times and same slow boot time
    > with no other problems. I uninstall IE8 using the restore point. Boot

    time
    > went to normal and IE7 and everything else worked fine (except FF-I will
    > reinstall). After the third shut-down-start-up, boot up time increased by
    > the exact 370% again. My use of the restore point must not have worked

    even
    > though my browser now is IE7. Now what do I do? I can use another

    browser
    > but that solution does not fix the slow boot. Does Vista allow going back
    > to IE6 and then I reinstall IE7? (I still have the IE7 install file.)
    >
    > Reading posts here it is suggested before install IE8 to disable third

    party
    > firewall, disable anti-virus and anti-spyware, upgrade from a downloaded
    > file and not from windows update. I did not do these things before I
    > installed IE8. I would have done these things if I had known to do so. I
    > use avast free and windows defender for protection and PC Tools firewall
    > plus as my firewall. I frequently scan using a-squared, SuperAntiSpyware,
    > Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, in scan-only install (I've disabled their boot
    > startup). I use windows update daily. So the slow boot time should not

    be
    > a virus or malware. I do not have any third party toolbars for IE
    > installed.
    >
    > Background info: I have a desktop AMD 4400+ 64X2 4GB memory 320GB HD(way
    > bigger than I need) Acer computer (AM3100-U3201A) I purchased new February
    > 2008 running 32-bit MS Vista Home Premium SP2 box. I use MS auto updates.
    > I think it has onboard shared memory for video and sound. My ISP is

    Comcast
    > 12mbps with Motorola SURFboard SB5101 Cable Modem direct to computer. No
    > other switches or routers or wireless or phone line or any other

    networking
    > hardware hooked up to this computer.
    >
    > You people have helped me out so many times. Thank you so much for your
    > service.
    > Bob
    >
     
  4. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    Thank You!

    PA Bear
    Thank you for your advice. I have decided I will do a complete restore of
    my computer and reinstall everything.

    Don Varnau <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org>
    I did all these things and it did not help. Thank you for your assistance
    I will reinstall windows
    Bob

    "Bob" <bobbREMOVE-CAPSus99@CAPSyaREMOVE-CAPShoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23$Y0uoXnKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I was using IE7. I just installed IE8 through windows update. Boot up
    >time increased by 370%. (I used a digital kitchen timer) After boot up,
    >IE8 worked fine and everything else is normal. No other problems other than
    >slow boot time. Shut-down-start-up a couple of times and same slow boot
    >time with no other problems. I uninstall IE8 using the restore point.
    >Boot time went to normal and IE7 and everything else worked fine (except
    >FF-I will reinstall). After the third shut-down-start-up, boot up time
    >increased by the exact 370% again. My use of the restore point must not
    >have worked even though my browser now is IE7. Now what do I do? I can
    >use another browser but that solution does not fix the slow boot. Does
    >Vista allow going back to IE6 and then I reinstall IE7? (I still have the
    >IE7 install file.)
    >
    > Reading posts here it is suggested before install IE8 to disable third
    > party firewall, disable anti-virus and anti-spyware, upgrade from a
    > downloaded file and not from windows update. I did not do these things
    > before I installed IE8. I would have done these things if I had known to
    > do so. I use avast free and windows defender for protection and PC Tools
    > firewall plus as my firewall. I frequently scan using a-squared,
    > SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, in scan-only install (I've
    > disabled their boot startup). I use windows update daily. So the slow
    > boot time should not be a virus or malware. I do not have any third party
    > toolbars for IE installed.
    >
    > Background info: I have a desktop AMD 4400+ 64X2 4GB memory 320GB HD(way
    > bigger than I need) Acer computer (AM3100-U3201A) I purchased new February
    > 2008 running 32-bit MS Vista Home Premium SP2 box. I use MS auto updates.
    > I think it has onboard shared memory for video and sound. My ISP is
    > Comcast 12mbps with Motorola SURFboard SB5101 Cable Modem direct to
    > computer. No other switches or routers or wireless or phone line or any
    > other networking hardware hooked up to this computer.
    >
    > You people have helped me out so many times. Thank you so much for your
    > service.
    > Bob
    >
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Re: Thank You!

    YW

    Bob wrote:
    > PA Bear
    > Thank you for your advice. I have decided I will do a complete restore of
    > my computer and reinstall everything.
    >
    > Don Varnau <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org>
    > I did all these things and it did not help. Thank you for your assistance
    > I will reinstall windows
    > Bob
    >
    > "Bob" <bobbREMOVE-CAPSus99@CAPSyaREMOVE-CAPShoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23$Y0uoXnKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> I was using IE7. I just installed IE8 through windows update. Boot up
    >> time increased by 370%. (I used a digital kitchen timer) After boot up,
    >> IE8 worked fine and everything else is normal. No other problems other
    >> than
    >> slow boot time. Shut-down-start-up a couple of times and same slow boot
    >> time with no other problems. I uninstall IE8 using the restore point.
    >> Boot time went to normal and IE7 and everything else worked fine (except
    >> FF-I will reinstall). After the third shut-down-start-up, boot up time
    >> increased by the exact 370% again. My use of the restore point must not
    >> have worked even though my browser now is IE7. Now what do I do? I can
    >> use another browser but that solution does not fix the slow boot. Does
    >> Vista allow going back to IE6 and then I reinstall IE7? (I still have
    >> the
    >> IE7 install file.)
    >>
    >> Reading posts here it is suggested before install IE8 to disable third
    >> party firewall, disable anti-virus and anti-spyware, upgrade from a
    >> downloaded file and not from windows update. I did not do these things
    >> before I installed IE8. I would have done these things if I had known to
    >> do so. I use avast free and windows defender for protection and PC Tools
    >> firewall plus as my firewall. I frequently scan using a-squared,
    >> SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, in scan-only install (I've
    >> disabled their boot startup). I use windows update daily. So the slow
    >> boot time should not be a virus or malware. I do not have any third
    >> party
    >> toolbars for IE installed.
    >>
    >> Background info: I have a desktop AMD 4400+ 64X2 4GB memory 320GB HD(way
    >> bigger than I need) Acer computer (AM3100-U3201A) I purchased new
    >> February
    >> 2008 running 32-bit MS Vista Home Premium SP2 box. I use MS auto
    >> updates.
    >> I think it has onboard shared memory for video and sound. My ISP is
    >> Comcast 12mbps with Motorola SURFboard SB5101 Cable Modem direct to
    >> computer. No other switches or routers or wireless or phone line or any
    >> other networking hardware hooked up to this computer.
    >>
    >> You people have helped me out so many times. Thank you so much for your
    >> service.
    >> Bob
     

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