1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Slowness of IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Mona5728, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Mona5728

    Mona5728 Flightless Bird

    My question is this: Why is the Internet Explorer so slow? and Why does my pc
    freeze everytime the Internet explorer is downloading the page?
    My computer freezes constantly when I use the Internet Explorer. I have
    tried several settings on the advanced page but not much seems to make any
    diference.
    I have even tried the internet explorer with no add ons and there is no
    difference.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version
    when posting in an IE-specific forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next
    reply.

    1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

    => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
    IE8 in all OSS]
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    WinXP & Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    Win7:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settings

    3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? WinXP or Vista: Were any of these
    applications running in the background when you installed IE8?

    4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?


    Mona5728 wrote:
    > My question is this: Why is the Internet Explorer so slow? and Why does my
    > pc freeze everytime the Internet explorer is downloading the page?
    > My computer freezes constantly when I use the Internet Explorer. I have
    > tried several settings on the advanced page but not much seems to make any
    > diference.
    > I have even tried the internet explorer with no add ons and there is no
    > difference.
    > Any suggestions?

    <paste from second post>
    > The issue I have is this: The internet explorer is very slow to download
    > each page and links load even slower. My pc freezes when I use internet
    > explorer. What causes this? and What can I do to improve the performance
    > of
    > the internet explorer?
    > Also, the internet explorer uses almost 2MB of memory both physical and
    > virtual.
    > Any suggestions how to plug the leak?
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Mona5728 wrote:

    > My question is this: Why is the Internet Explorer so slow? and Why does my pc
    > freeze everytime the Internet explorer is downloading the page?
    > My computer freezes constantly when I use the Internet Explorer. I have
    > tried several settings on the advanced page but not much seems to make any
    > diference.
    > I have even tried the internet explorer with no add ons and there is no
    > difference.
    > Any suggestions?


    Also see replies to your SAME post submitted all of 6 minutes later.
     

Share This Page