IE7 Has Slowed Down

Ecs / M830lr...
January 14, 2009 at 12:42:35
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.659 GHz / 1023 MB
I did a site search for this, and found the info about IE7 being slow to load, and that FF is faster. I have tried FF three times and I don't especially care for it.

This problem has only happened in the last week, so it's new. When I go to open, say, my emails and I click on one it takes a reeeally long time to open. Then, I click on the links to take me to my forums, and again it takes forever to open. Once open they work ok. Like I said this started within the past week or so.

So far, here is what I have done:

I ran SFC/scannow

I ran Crap Cleaner, twice. I even did the Registry fixer.

I have updated and run AVG and Avast!

I have run AdAware, twice.

My question, now, is; is there a 'Repair' option for IE7? There used to be, I think, for IE5 and maybe IE6. Looking in the Add/Remove screen I don't see anything that would let me do that, and there isn't even a place to deinstall it. Should I just go to Microsoft and re-download it and reinstall it?

Also, Yesterday, while it was taking so long to do ANYTHING, I noticed that when I click the Start, the Control Panel is no longer listed! It just disappeared. I can go to My Computer and it's still there, though. I don't know if I clicked something by accident and made all that disappear, or what. As a last resort, maybe I'll try FF again. They keep updating it, so who knows, maybe I'll like it now. But there are some sites that still need it, and I hate having to deal with two browsers.

Any help will be most appreciated! Thank you.


Bob

A positive attitude won't solve all your problems, but it will annoy just enough people to be worth the effort.


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#1
January 14, 2009 at 13:37:58
I found the problem! And since it might help others, I'm reporting it here.

I went to Microsoft.com and searched there for IE7 slow. I found one that said his add-ons were slowing him down. I looked in Add/Remove Software and found a weather.com add-in that I thought I had removed. I hit the Remove button and then rebooted. When it came back up, it looks like everything is back to 'normal.' The only thing I have found that is slow now is computing.net. I had downloaded the weather.com desktop a few days ago to have my local temperature on my desktop, but it came up everytime I booted up, getting in the way, so I uninstalled it. I thought. So, the moral of this story is, "Watch those dang add-in programs!" Some of them are real system hogs.

Here's hoping for warmer weather for everyone!


Bob

A positive attitude won't solve all your problems, but it will annoy just enough people to be worth the effort.


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#2
January 14, 2009 at 14:35:35
I just had all kinds of problems with IE7 and no matter what i did I continued to have problems. But, I removed it easily and returned to IE6, then promptly downloaded the latest Firefox..3.05 and love it. Its quick and i haven't had a problem yet. I had used an earlier version and had some issues so went back to IE and even upgraded to IE7...you know the rest. If you can't remove it, just make FF your primary....shouldn't be a problem. Good luck.

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#3
January 14, 2009 at 14:37:03
Never mind.....didn't see your solution before I ran my mouth!

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#4
January 14, 2009 at 14:48:45
Thanks KWB. Maybe one afternoon this week if I'm feeling lucky I'll try FF again. I had some issues with the way it handled scripts, don't remember the details. Just that I decided to quit fighting with it, figuring it was just me, since everyone else RAVES about it. LOL.


Thanks.

Bob

A positive attitude won't solve all your problems, but it will annoy just enough people to be worth the effort.


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#5
January 14, 2009 at 17:26:16
I spotted this:
"I have updated and run AVG and Avast"

I trust you don't mean you have "both" running, if so I would say stick to either one or the other. Virus checkers don't do well together and can slow up everything.

some other bloke...


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