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Old 04-28-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I have the new version of IE and it takes forever to open a new tab. Should I re-install it? The old version was faster for me. I have Comcast modem and a router.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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When you try, does the hard drive light on your system go bonkers (stay on almost solid)? If so, then it's probably a lack of enough RAM to support the new version of the bloated browser.

I always recommend that people switch to Firefox when they're having IE troubles, but I realize that many people can't or won't for whatever reason. Other than that, max out the RAM on your system (RAM is cheap these days) and see how much that helps.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Switch to FireFox. IE is still as unsecure as ever. Nope, not even their new 'IE8' is better, it's still one piece of garbage.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Switch to FireFox. IE is still as unsecure as ever. Nope, not even their new 'IE8' is better, it's still one piece of garbage.
The question is about IE, so, by definition, your answer is off topic.

Often IE is slow to open another tab wen the space allocated for Temporary Internet Files is too small. I often set it at 1024, then delete the temporary internet files, close the browser and try it all again. Sometimes the fix is that simple (and sometimes not).
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'm just trying to save him heartache from future problems and this problem.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: OB
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You may have some malware running in the background. Malware /= virus. You may have anit-virus software but make sure you have adware/malware software too.

Go old school and run Adaware (but very bloated now days imho). Or new school and go with malwarebytes. Install and scan with one of those. Trendmicro has an online scanner too.

Spybot is the old faithful. Has been free and has had great utility for years now. Install, update and scan.

Mensaguy has a good point too, delete your cookies and temp Internet files. In IE, tools/options/general tab::delete cookies and delete files and check the box to delete all offline content.

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Old 04-30-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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Alright, we really shouldn't have to go through this again. The OP is here to get help with IE, suggesting that they replace the browser doesn't help solve the problem. If you have nothing to offer as far as a solution to fixing the IE issue then keep quiet. We don't need firefox fanboys jumping on every IE thread, let people use what they want and get help in peace.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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I have the new version of IE and it takes forever to open a new tab. Should I re-install it? The old version was faster for me. I have Comcast modem and a router.
Are you running Windows XP or Vista?

[EDIT] Forgot the rest of my post

If Your using XP try the following;

1. Click Start, then click Run.
2. In the Run dialog box, type cmd and press Enter.
3. In the Command Prompt window, enter this text and press Enter:
regsvr32 actxprxy.dll
4. Restart your computer.

If your using Vista;

1. Type cmd in the Start menu Search box.
2. Right-click the Cmd shortcut that appears at the top of the search results list, Under Programs, as shown here.
3. Choose Run As Administrator.
4. In the Command Prompt window, enter this text and press Enter:
regsvr32 actxprxy.dll
5. Restart your computer.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Thanks all for your help. I did scans for malware, did the INTERNET files thing deleted cookies and temp files, scanned with adware and malawarebytes. So now I'll try post #8. Nothing is working and IE hangs up on me or takes forever to open a new tab. Version 7 was better for me but it won't let me go back (down) from 8. I am running XP. Never had this before but I'm not sure if it started with IE8 or not.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:20 AM
 
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What happens when you try to uninstall IE8?
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