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IE8 freezing/crashing IE8 freezes on web sites IE8 has frozen/crashed 5 times in the last three hours of just regular use. FRUSTRATING! Please fix it!!

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Hi there.
Don't bother with IE8 at the moment because there are too many bugs with it.
Either go back to IE7 or use mozilla firefox 3.

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Hi,

You may need to disable the add-ons installed in your Internet Explorer web browser because it might be a reason for freezing.

You can disable the add-ons in the tools options of the Internet Explorer.

For this, you need to choose 'Manage Add-Ons' from the tools tab and click on 'Enable or Disable Add-Ons'.

Determine which add-on you want to disable and hit the 'Disable' tab on the bottom of the window.

You also need to ensure the speed of the Internet connection.

It is better to use a reliable high speed Internet connection.

Get more information to fix Internet Explorer freeze error:

http://browser.iyogi.com/internet-explorer/internet-explorer-8-freezes.html

Hope this helps you.

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Explorer 8 keeps freezing every few minutes


My IE8 Keep Freezing

Although Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) allows you to
browse the Internet to view and download your favorite content, Microsoft\'s
signature browser may freeze or crash occasionally.

When IE8 freezes, the screen remains static and
the mouse and keyboard fail to respond.

A number of problems can cause freezing, but you
can solve most quickly and safely.

Add-ons and Plug-ins


Add-ons and plug-ins are programs that can make your
browser more interactive.

These software enhancements perform a variety of functions
such as displaying videos and three-dimensional (3-D) images, assisting with
file downloads and blocking pop-ups.


Occasionally, some of these programs can cause more harm
than good.

If they are outdated and incompatible with IE8, the browser
is likely to freeze and crash frequently.

Also, if add-ons are damaged or missing key components, they
can cause display errors.

Key add-ons -- such as Flash Player and Java -- are often
necessary for viewing Flash content, so it\'s a good idea to keep them updated.

Browser Cache

When you visit a Web page, view photos and videos and
download content, a record of these actions is stored on your computer in the
"Temporary Internet Files" folder.

This stored data can speed up the display of the Web pages
you visit most often, because IE8 can load them directly from your hard disk
instead of the Internet.

For the most part, browser caching can reduce bandwidth
usage and server load; some of the saved files can also cause problems,
however.

If you haven\'t cleared IE8\'s cache in a long time, the
browser may experience an overload that can cause freezing problems.

Viruses, Trojans and Spyware

Viruses, Trojan horses and spyware are damaging parasites
that can cripple your browser and cause a world of problems.

Many of these malicious programs install themselves on your
computer using a variety of surreptitious methods.

Once installed, they can alter system files and processes,
****** your browser, redirect searches and cause IE8 to freeze or crash.

Trojan horses, which often disguise themselves as rogue
anti-spyware and anti-virus applications, are famous for employing such
tactics.

This type of program is designed to trick you into buying
bogus security software, often redirecting your browser to the purchase site --
if it doesn\'t crash first.

Solutions


Always install third-party plug-ins from reputable sites.


Some plug-ins are secretly packaged with viruses and
spyware, so check the credibility of the site from which you\'re downloading
content before trusting them with your browser.

Clearing IE8\'s cache is often an essential troubleshooting
step that can improve its performance. How often you do this can vary, but
every week should suffice.

To clear the cache, click "Tools" on the IE8
toolbar and select "Internet Options" at the end of the drop-down
list.

Under "Browsing history" on the
"General" tab, click the "Delete" button.


Make sure the box next to "Temporary Internet
files" is checked, then click "Delete" at the bottom of the window.

If your browser still experiences problems, Microsoft
recommends resetting it from the "Advanced" tab in the "Internet
Options" window.

Keep in mind that performing this troubleshooting step
restores the browser to its original, freshly installed state; it does not,
however, delete your favorites, feeds and Web slices.

Running an updated anti-virus or anti-malware program on a
daily basis can remove malicious programs that are likely to diminish your
browser\'s performance.









Stop IE8 From Freezing Up




Internet Explorer 8, or IE8, is a Web browser that allows
users to connect to the Internet.


When the program freezes, all of the pages in progress on
the screen will stop responding.

If your IE is freezing, there are a few things that you can
do.


Common issues reside in the computer\'s RAM size, out-of-date
software and an overloaded cache.

You can fix the freezing and get your browser working with
little hassle.

Click the "Start" button and then click the "Search" box.

Type "Windows Update" into the search bar and
press the "Enter" button.


Click on the "Windows Update" icon from the menu.

Click the "Check for updates" button on the left
side of the menu.


Wait for the
computer to scan for updates.

Click the "Internet Explorer 8" update from the
menu.


Click the "Install" button at the bottom of the
screen.

RAM

Check the amount of RAM on your computer.


Click the "Start" button and then click the
"Control Panel" option.

Click the "System and Maintenance" option.


Click the "System" button and then look under the
"Memory" icon for the amount of RAM you have installed.

Add more RAM to your computer if needed. Internet Explorer 8
runs best on more than one gig of RAM.

Clearing the History

Open the Internet Explorer 8 program by double-clicking on
its icon.


Click the "Tools" icon and then click the
"Internet Options" tab in the menu.

Click the "General" icon.


Click the "Delete" button.

Click on the "Everything" tab and then click
"OK."

Restart your browser.
also


Press windows button and in the
search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to
start.

scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom
of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes
you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a
virus

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html


microsoft security essentials your operating system
must be registered


Win7/Vista/XP
64 bit

http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62
anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7

if you see something running that
you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might
uninstall that particular program

and some unnecessary programs

you should also check leads from
motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections

click start control panel
administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your
drive select properties click tools you should see click check now

click start tick in both boxes this
will schedule to on restart


do not have any input while chkdsk
utility is in progress any might damage your computer

also you
might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use


http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

then defragment your hard drive

adding more ram is the best way of
speeding up a computer


If youre
not sure if a module is right for your system use the

Crucial Memory Advisor tool
for a list of guaranteed compatible modules




you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any
ram and buy working pairs if possible

you might have to many programs
running at the same time putting to
much strain on the CPU central processing unit





try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs

This tool deletes unnecessary or
temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage
space you have.

Delete the files using Disk Cleanup


If you want to reduce the number of
unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your
computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.

It removes temporary files, empties
the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you
no longer need.







Open Disk Cleanup by
clicking
startall programsaccessoriessystem tools
and then clicking
Disk
Cleanup
.

In the Disk Cleanup
Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files
only or all of the files on the computer.






If you are prompted for an
administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
confirmation.


If the Disk Cleanup
Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you
want to clean up, and then click OK.


Click the Disk
Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to
delete.



When you finish selecting the files
you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation.

Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all
unnecessary files from your computer.

This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on
your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.

Delete the files using Disk Cleanup


If you want to reduce the number of
unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your
computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.

It removes temporary files, empties
the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you
no longer need.

Watch the demo (1:00)

this should speed up your computer

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Hello,
Most common causes of freezing and crashing are corrupted registry.

1) Download and install the free version of Wise Registry Cleaner from the following link.
http://www.wisecleaner.com/download.html

2) Run the software following the on screen instructions to fix the registry issues.

Please let me know if you require further assistance on how to run the program,hope it helped

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Freezes and crashes are generally caused by some sort of instability in the computer system.

The following is a list of specific problems that can cause instability along with what to check when troubleshooting each.
Viruses can cause instability.
Run a virus check on the computer to look for a possible virus.

Conflicts can cause instability.
Check the Windows Device Manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or red Xs beside the listings for device classifications. If there are, contact Tech Support.

Buggy or damaged software applications can cause instability.
If the system is less stable when certain software programs are running, shut down those programs and see if the problem continues to occur. If the problems stop, chances are that those software programs are causing the problems.

Buggy, outdated, or conflicting drivers can cause instability.
Check manufacturer web sites for updated device drivers for the various devices installed on the computer system, such as: printer drivers, modem drivers, video drivers, sound drivers, USB device drivers, etc.
Update one driver at a time and see if the system stabilizes. If this doesn't work, it may be a hardware problem, so contact Tech Support.

AC problems can cause instability.
Check to see if the computer system is plugged into an overloaded outlet.
Make sure the computer system is plugged into a surge suppressor.

The installation of new devices can cause instability.
There are three typical symptoms that point to this problem:
The computer system fails to boot, freezes during a boot, or freezes during an operation for no apparent reason.
The system fails to recognize the newly installed device.
One or more software applications fail to function as expected after an upgrade.

Some Tips for Dealing with Freezes and Crashes
Keep track of the hardware and software that is added to a computer.
The addition of new hardware and software can often cause problems to occur.

Research the compatibility of new hardware and software with the existing computer system before purchase and installation.

The older a PC, the more likely it is to crash.

When a computer freezes or crashes, chances are that changes made after the last save and when the freeze or crash occurred will be lost.

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Freezes and crashes are generally caused by some sort of instability in the computer system.

The following is a list of specific problems that can cause instability along with what to check when troubleshooting each.
Viruses can cause instability.
Run a virus check on the computer to look for a possible virus.

Conflicts can cause instability.
Check the Windows Device Manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or red Xs beside the listings for device classifications. If there are, contact Tech Support.

Buggy or damaged software applications can cause instability.
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Buggy, outdated, or conflicting drivers can cause instability.
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The installation of new devices can cause instability.
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The system fails to recognize the newly installed device.
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Some Tips for Dealing with Freezes and Crashes
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The addition of new hardware and software can often cause problems to occur.

Research the compatibility of new hardware and software with the existing computer system before purchase and installation.

The older a PC, the more likely it is to crash.

When a computer freezes or crashes, chances are that changes made after the last save and when the freeze or crash occurred will be lost.

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I suggest to you do the follow:

Start up your computer and before windows load hit F8, then select SAVE MODE

On SAVE MODE, uninstall all innecesary programs or recently installed, Clean your computer, and be sure that your computer is not virus or spyware infected.

After that reboot and work normally
This will be fixing your problem.

If the problem after that continues is probably then that your have some hardware issue.

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