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IE8 is hanging up my computer

IE8 on XP pro all updates. IE8 hangs and I have to use AnVir task mgr to kill the process. All my app run at about 5% normal speed until I kill the IE8 process, then all is well. I ran the microsoft IE8 repair tool and that doesn't seem to have done it. It only happens sometimes, not always.
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You ran this one?


Does this affect ALL Users on the machine? Create another one to test if needed....

Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
Did you try running IE8 without Add-ons and check if it caused the same issue?

You can open Internet Explorer without add-ons in 2 ways.

1. One way to open is to navigate to start menu-> All Programs-> Accessories-> System Tools-> Internet Explorer (no Add-ons). This opens up IE without ActiveX controls and browser extensions.

2. Second way is Win + R key which opens Run command, type iexplore –extoff and this will open up IE8 without add-ons.

GAkslandAuthor Commented:
I ran the  iefix tool from microsfoft fixit center. I am not on a network it is my laptop. I will try running w/o add-ons and will let you know.

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disregard above - ie9 does not run on xp -my bad, sorry
GAkslandAuthor Commented:
Sorry I was out of town, I still have an issue but the information I recieved did help me tword the solution. Not completly resolved yet.

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