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IE8 Won't start correctly

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bob, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and after a Windows Update processed
    an update much of what was on the computer was not running right,
    programs wouldn't start, data files could not be found etc.. I ran
    the system restore and everything was back as it was and working
    fine... except, you guessed it... Internet Explore 8. The program
    does start okay but it continuously says "Connecting" on the first tab
    and nothing ever comes up. After a while it will say "Not Responding"
    on the title bar next to the Windows Internet Explorer name. There is
    a good internet connection and Firefox has no problem. I logged on to
    Microsoft's web site to try and download and reinstall IE8 but I only
    get a message saying that IE8 came loaded with Windows 7 and there is
    no need to download it. I saw no option to override this.

    Help please... Bob
     
  2. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Bob" <bobnewman@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:e5296a1d-611c-49fc-871f-94d54a662f7a@y11g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    >I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and after a Windows Update processed
    > an update much of what was on the computer was not running right,
    > programs wouldn't start, data files could not be found etc.. I ran
    > the system restore and everything was back as it was and working
    > fine... except, you guessed it... Internet Explore 8. The program
    > does start okay but it continuously says "Connecting" on the first tab
    > and nothing ever comes up. After a while it will say "Not Responding"
    > on the title bar next to the Windows Internet Explorer name. There is
    > a good internet connection and Firefox has no problem. I logged on to
    > Microsoft's web site to try and download and reinstall IE8 but I only
    > get a message saying that IE8 came loaded with Windows 7 and there is
    > no need to download it. I saw no option to override this.
    >
    > Help please... Bob


    Connecting means that the machine is looking for the Website. Not Responding
    means that it didn't find it.

    The problem can be that your Network Connection got balled up -- perhaps the
    driver is corrupted, or something along that line -- or the Website that
    serves as your Home Page is broken. Go to your Address Bar and input a
    different Web address -- if your homepage is MSN.com, then try entering
    Yahoo.com -- and see if a different site works.

    Since FireFox works, then you may need to change settings in the Internet
    Options section of the Tool Menu of IE.
     
  3. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    On Sep 2, 3:46 pm, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "Bob" <bobnew...@cox.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:e5296a1d-611c-49fc-871f-94d54a662f7a@y11g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > >I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and after a Windows Update processed
    > > an update much of what was on the computer was not running right,
    > > programs wouldn't start, data files could not be found etc..  I ran
    > > the system restore and everything was back as it was and working
    > > fine... except, you guessed it... Internet Explore 8.  The program
    > > does start okay but it continuously says "Connecting" on the first tab
    > > and nothing ever comes up.  After a while it will say "Not Responding"
    > > on the title bar next to the Windows Internet Explorer name.  There is
    > > a good internet connection and Firefox has no problem.  I logged on to
    > > Microsoft's web site to try and download and reinstall IE8 but I only
    > > get a message saying that IE8 came loaded with Windows 7 and there is
    > > no need to download it.  I saw no option to override this.

    >
    > > Help please... Bob

    >
    > Connecting means that the machine is looking for the Website. Not Responding
    > means that it didn't find it.
    >
    > The problem can be that your Network Connection got balled up -- perhaps the
    > driver is corrupted, or something along that line -- or the Website that
    > serves as your Home Page is broken. Go to your Address Bar and input a
    > different Web address -- if your homepage is MSN.com, then try entering
    > Yahoo.com -- and see if a different site works.
    >
    > Since FireFox works, then you may need to change settings in the Internet
    > Options section of the Tool Menu of IE.


    I cannot do anything in IE as it is "busy" looking for the web page
    (ANY web page). I have tried clicking on various favorites all with
    the same result. I may have given the wrong impression with the "not
    responding" message. IE will have the "connecting" message on the tab
    forever, the only time the "not responding" message appears is when I
    click on something (anything). It is not saying that IE cannot find
    the page, it is saying that IE is busy looking and doesn't have time
    to react to my input.

    Bob
     
  4. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In
    news:2a4fb3f6-88de-42a8-9f81-97f7aa847472@i31g2000yqm.googlegroups.com,
    Bob typed on Thu, 2 Sep 2010 13:29:53 -0700 (PDT):
    > I cannot do anything in IE as it is "busy" looking for the web page
    > (ANY web page). I have tried clicking on various favorites all with
    > the same result. I may have given the wrong impression with the "not
    > responding" message. IE will have the "connecting" message on the tab
    > forever, the only time the "not responding" message appears is when I
    > click on something (anything). It is not saying that IE cannot find
    > the page, it is saying that IE is busy looking and doesn't have time
    > to react to my input.


    Hi Bob! Sorry to hear about your troubles with Windows Update. You
    surely are not alone, many have. And I am assuming that you don't make
    backups? If not, this is something you might want to start thinking
    about. And Windows 7 has a backup program that works fairly well. You
    might be able to undo the last Windows Update in Add/Remove. There is
    also System Restore that should work as well to get you out of this
    mess.

    Oddly enough for me on this netbook, there isn't enough free space to do
    much updating. Asus sold this netbook and Microsoft gave them OEM
    licenses to do so. How nice is that? Anyway what is nice about not
    updating, your machine stays very stable. None of those problems of
    updates messing up your system anymore.

    Those who has great security software are the ones that doesn't have to
    worry about OS security updates. I know, many of us have tested this for
    many years.

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G8 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Windows XP SP2
     
  5. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "Bob" <bobnewman@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:2a4fb3f6-88de-42a8-9f81-97f7aa847472@i31g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...

    > I cannot do anything in IE as it is "busy" looking for the web page
    > (ANY web page). I have tried clicking on various favorites all with
    > the same result. I may have given the wrong impression with the "not
    > responding" message. IE will have the "connecting" message on the tab
    > forever, the only time the "not responding" message appears is when I
    > click on something (anything). It is not saying that IE cannot find
    > the page, it is saying that IE is busy looking and doesn't have time
    > to react to my input.
    >
    > Bob


    Hi Bob,
    You can access Internet Options through the Control Panel, without starting
    IE. Try to Reset IE. This will put all IE settings at default, and disable
    any add-ons. It's available from the Advanced tab (far right) of Internet
    Options.
     
  6. tobylawson03

    tobylawson03 Flightless Bird

    I suggest to first update your IE8 if your IE8 won't work to uninstall the application and now again install IE8 fresh application..
     

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