I've used this forum in the past for problems, and was hoping you could help solve my issues with Internet Explorer 8. It will start up normally with a blank home page, but usually freezes upon attempting to load the first web page requested. Sometimes the web pages just never load and I have to close IE and start over, and sometimes if I wait 20-30 seconds they will eventually load. Once it successfully loads the first web page, it then works normally for all other web pages (including new tabs) until I close it and try to restart it again for a new session. It forced me to switch to Firefox, as some websites do not format well in Firefox and I find myself still requiring IE. I added the IE Tab add-on in Firefox that allows you to revert to IE within Firefox, but the same problems with freezing occur within that IE tab. It did not help to run IE without add-ons. I also tried resetting my IE settings from the Tools --> Internet Options --> Advanced tab. My anti-virus software does not detect any malware, and a Malwarebytes scan was clean.
I'm using a Dell laptop with Windows XP Professional SP3, connected wirelessly via a home router.
Edited by Trent M, 18 August 2009 - 01:28 AM.