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Now, by all means, this isn't really a problem for me as I rarely use IE, but I've noticed something interesting in playing with it. It seems to randomly not completely open links. If I click on a link on a webpage, a new window will pop up, but the page will sit there blank and never load. (The progress bar in the status bar will fill incredibly slowly before timing out completely.) The interesting thing comes in if I go to the same page with another browser (Firefox, Safari, or even Opera) on the same machine. The page will open up fine, and in some cases, it seems to "trigger" the IE page into finally loading up.

I was really just wondering if anyone has seen of this, or knows of a solution to this. The only reason I ask is the discovery the other day the trying the link in another browser will "kick-start" the loading of the page. Is something perhaps going iffy with my network or it's settings?

By the way, this is a clean install - less that a week old, now that doesn't necessarily mean anything, but Kaspersky finds nothing, as does Windows Defender.

Thanks for any insight,


Edit0: I just realized I should probably have posted this in the browser section, and I can't seem to delete or move this post, so I'm just going to abandon this one and create another in the proper section. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Edit1: I think this guy has the same or similar problem, so I'm going to follow up on that. Thanks again.

Edited by mattagc, 11 February 2008 - 09:24 PM.

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