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Internet Explorer 7 is slow opening.

Posted on 2007-10-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I am having trouble with Internet Explorer 7.  When I first open the program it takes about 3-5 minutes to get to the homepage.  I have tried changing it but the result is the same.  Once I get there I can go to more pages very quickly.  The first page always takes long.

I tried Firefox and do not have the problem.  The problem does not exist with IE7 in safe mode either.  The link below is my HJT logfile.  I also tried uninstalling IE7 but the problem is the same with IE6.  I have fully updated XP sp2 with all security updates.


Can anyone help?

Question by:oneononecomp
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Expert Comment

ID: 20063178
This is NOT an obvious solutions, and I feel your pain. There are a few possible solutions here. Are you comfortable editing the registry? If so, do this:

Go to the following key:

Highlight the {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} Value and delete it: right-click on it -> select Delete -> click OK.

The change will take effect immediately. Just restart IE to see the difference.

If that doesn't work, remove the Java 6 update, if it is there.

Hope this helps!
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war1 earned 2000 total points
ID: 20063205
Greetings oneononecomp !

1. An addon may be interfering with IE. Disable Addons.  Go to Tools > Add-on Manager, and uncheck the addons.

2. Reset IE settings.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced.  Click on "Reset" button. Click OK. Close all browsers. Reboot the computer.

3. Check if a program running in the background is interfering with Internet Explorer. Temporarily disable antivirus, firewall, antispyware, ad-blocker, popup blocker, and all Norton programs.

4. Make sure you have the latest update for IE7.

Hope this helps, war1

Author Comment

ID: 20063319
Disabled Google Toolbar in add-ons and the problem went away. Thanks.
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Expert Comment

ID: 20066527
oneononecomp, glad the problem is fixed.

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