Brien Posey's Windows Blog

Mar 17 2009   3:27AM GMT

Internet Explorer Lockups

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Lately, I have been getting bombarded with calls from friends and family. Everybody keeps asking me why Internet Explorer has suddenly started locking up on them. I haven’t personally experienced this problem, but judging by all of the phone calls that I have been getting, it seems that the problem is wide spread. I can also tell you that the problem seems to be affecting Windows Vista users who are running Internet Explorer 7.

I haven’t been able to reproduce this problem, but if I had to guess, there was probably a buggy patch that was released somewhere along the way. I have been telling people to try downloading the Internet Explorer 8 beta. So far this seems to be correcting the issue.

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  • otg
    I know this is an old thread but if you are ever experiencing lockups in IE 8\9\10 the first thing to do is run IE with the extensions disabled From a command prompt run iexplore -extoff This will get the majority of the addons but some addons will inject when you run IE they can make troubleshooting harder. If IE stops hanging\freezing then switch over to the "managed addons" tool within IE and turn off addons one at a time until you find the one responsible for the hangs. I hope this helps you or someone else.
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