Solved

unexplained temporary freezing of iexplorer

Posted on 2004-09-03
3
198 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
have a client with win 98
everythings up to date  -OS -virus- run spybot -adaware -defragged - minimal startup stuff - looked with hijack - great dsl connection though router -512 ram - zone alarm
machine actually runs damn good for a 98

problem - every once in a while - while going though news groups - the iexploer locks up with hourglass for 20 seconds to 5 mins-then works fine again

tried wo zonalarm
cleaned all cookies /files / temp files
can open other apps fine during this time and they multitask fine even while hourglass is still waiting on explorer
open a new iexplore browser window and it is locked up too
changed performance to server

doesn't happen on xp laptop on same dsl connection and same website

Its like its going though a "garbage collection" or cache cleanup - but i can't figure it out

thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:bczingo
3 Comments
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:LeeTutor
ID: 11973937
Is it IE 6?  Have you tried the Repair option for IE?

When you go to Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs, find Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 in the list of installed programs, click on it, click on the Add/Remove button, then you will be given a menu with an option to "repair the current configuration" (or something to that effect.)  Choose that.

Or, if for some reason or other IE is not in the list of installed programs, you can do this:

Type this in the Run dialog box off the Start Menu.

For Win9x/ME:

rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE6Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g "C:\WINDOWS\IE Uninstall Log.Txt"

For WinXP:

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 C:\windows\inf\ie.inf

This command is case sensitive.
0
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
blue_zee earned 250 total points
ID: 11975361

Maybe this patch helps (for Win98SE):

Internet Explorer May Appear to Stop Responding When Requesting Many Objects
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?amp;displaylang=en&familyid=6AD4034B-22DF-4100-B211-5CF7E0EAC5E1&displaylang=en

Zee
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:gonzal13
ID: 11980894
You can also go to WIN 98 ver 5.5 through Add/Install programs. If the fix does not work, go back to IE5.5, see if the problem still happens. If not then down load the files to return to IE6. If it does not work. then I would try reinstalling win98 over itself though Windows. The othe remote possibility is to ren scanreg /restore. This has maybe a 5 percent chance for a fix, but it is worth a try.

gonzal13(Joe)
0

Featured Post

Want to promote your upcoming event?

Attending an event? Speaking at a conference? Or exhibiting at a tradeshow? Easily inform your contacts by using a promotional banner in your email signature. This will ensure your organization’s most important contacts are in the know.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Hibernate on windows 10 18 81
Auslogics BoostSpeed 9 software 5 46
nmap scanner? 7 82
Event ID: 1202 / Source: SceCli 6 47
Update 11/3/2014 - Although the below article will get you to relocate the WINSXS folder, Microsoft has finally released a utility to reduce the size of the WINSXS folder. For some reason, it's not that straightforward. It only works on Windows 2008…
A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now