ie 8 hangs while connecting to internet

Posted on 2009-12-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
i installed IE 8 and it hangs during the connection. Nothing happens and I had to kill the session. But IE6 works fine. Any help is greatly appreciated. Any virus problem?
Question by:arangara
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    Run Microsoft Windows update and make sure you have all latest patches/updates installed from Microsoft update site for IE8.

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    Faraz H. Khan
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    Accepted Solution

    Assuming you are running XP, you will need to un-install XPsp3, uninstall IE8 and re-install XPsp3. Then re-install IE8. From what I have found referencing this issue, you do need service pack 3 for install of IE8.


    Follow the directions here -
    You can try a repair of IE8 by resetting the settings:
    Method 1: Reset the Internet Explorer settings
    If you have Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8 installed, you can repair damaged files or missing registration information in Internet Explorer 7 or in Internet Explorer 8. To do this, follow these steps:

       1. Start Internet Explorer.
       2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
       3. On the Advanced tab, click Reset.
       4. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset to confirm.

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