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# 36350 23-Jun-2009 18:49
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Hey,


For the last couple days everytime I come to Geekzone forums using IE8 the browser stops responding and I have to restart it. I have no IE addons/accelerators installed and the same IE8 install was working fine until this week.


Problem is easy to reproduce, browse to Geekzone, open a couple subforums in new tabs, browser window fades to white and stopped responding message appears. If I don't open any other tabs and leave it for a while the "script is taking a long time to load would you like to stop it" warning is displayed- maybe it is the Xero banner causing it?


Chrome works fine, had to install it to post this message! Had to problems with IE8 on any other sites. PC is a quad core with 4GB of RAM.


Any suggestions? 

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  # 227757 23-Jun-2009 18:57
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  # 227775 23-Jun-2009 19:42
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Yeah I've got this problem too. CPU usage goes to 100% and in the end I have to kill the whole browser.  As for windows updates, update history shows I've downloaded all that is automatically downloadable.  I'm running Vista sp2, IE8 8.0.6801.othernumbers

 
 
 
 




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  # 227778 23-Jun-2009 19:52
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Still stops responding. All Windows updates are installed. IE version is 8.0.6001.18783.
Have tried using up to date Vista and XP with IE8 and same problem.

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  # 227783 23-Jun-2009 20:38
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Same problem with me, happens on the login page.




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  # 227794 23-Jun-2009 21:31
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Browsing the site with IE8 seems to be working again. Excellent.

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  # 227798 23-Jun-2009 21:40
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Argh don't tell me this. I've just stuck Kontera on my site. Seems fine in IE8 on Win 7 RC.

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  # 227799 23-Jun-2009 21:40
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Sweet thought i was going nuts there for a while could even post that it was happening to me

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  # 227820 23-Jun-2009 22:48
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  # 227889 24-Jun-2009 10:33
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If you keep having trouble with crashes, try this guide out - http://support.microsoft.com/gp/pc_ie_intro


And if you desire to uninstall and reinstall, follow this - http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/448b12c8-83f3-47c1-aa26-5d4a8e6422461033.mspx


Lastly, when you reinstall (if you do) be sure to download your new copy of IE 8 from http://www.browserforthebetter.com?ocid=ie8_sm_a and feed 8 people in the process. Yes 8 meals are donated for every copy of IE 8 that is downloaded and installed from http://www.browserforthebetter.com?ocid=ie8_sm_a , which is awesome.


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  # 227908 24-Jun-2009 11:34
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Easier to just use a browser that works i.e. Chrome =]

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# 227914 24-Jun-2009 12:13
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RickD: Easier to just use a browser that works i.e. Chrome =]


It is one option, but while Google Chrome is only used by 3% of our readers the only option is to remove the offending code - which I did.

By the way, we actually have more Firefox users on Geekzone than IE users. But I think this is just because of our readership demopgraphics and interests.






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  # 227995 24-Jun-2009 15:29
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As a web developer I test out all the main browsers against my sites. I think IE8 is a generation behind Firefox 3 and Chrome 2 in my opinion.

With Chrome 3 and Firefox 3.5 just around the corner I can't see it improving.

Firefox remains the geek weapon of choice still, Chrome will become more compelling when addons are opened up in 3.x.

"Regular" users are an entire other kettle of fish, we have some sites where 55% of users are using IE6 simply because it's the default in Windows XP, presumably regular windows updates are not done on their machines (frightening).






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  # 228118 24-Jun-2009 22:13
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Yeah, I've been having troubles loading geekzone on Opera in WinVista and FireFox in Linux (Mint and Fedora) a few weeks ago

had to use IE8 and it worked fine and Opera in Linux to view the forums



Haven't tried since, but maybe I will later on.

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