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    Hi,

    I have IE8 on windows 7 64. When I open a link in a new tab, the tab appears but no web site appears (tab sits there with the circle going around). I can then click on the red X in the toolbar (stop loading), click refresh and the page shows. However, clicking 'refresh' on its own does nothing.

    Is there anyway of getting IE8 to just show the page in the new tab?

    BTW - this behaviour is not seen in IE8 64bit, which works as expected

    Thanks

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    Welcome to the Lounge!!

    Have you tried IE8 with addons disabled - Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet Explorer (No add-ons)?

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    Hi, yes should have mentioned that, it was the first thing I tried, but with no success

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    Is this on a NEW machine with OEM Windows 7 or a upgraded machine, upgraded from what?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    It is a fresh install of retail Windows 7 on a new hard drive - no upgrades carried out

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    Try disabling the Sun Java Helper addon and see if your browser starts behaving again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary White View Post
    It is a fresh install of retail Windows 7 on a new hard drive - no upgrades carried out
    Are all of the drivers for the old hardware up to date?
    From the OEM, not from Windows Update.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Hi DaveA,

    Yes, all drivers are up to date. I have now seen on other forums that a few other people have had this (or similar problems) - but there does not seem to be an answer (other than re-installing windows) which I am loath to do. I have tried to reinstall IE8 (well, I did uninstall and reinstall) but this made no difference either

    Crusty, I did this but again no difference

    Thanks for looking, but if anyone has seen this with a solution I would love to hear it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary White View Post
    Thanks for looking, but if anyone has seen this with a solution I would love to hear it
    See if IE8 slow? Maybe this tweak will help helps.

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    Found the solution,

    See this link

    Microsoft Windows Forums - THE ANSWER

    IE8 now fully working

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary White View Post
    Found the solution,
    See this link
    Microsoft Windows Forums - THE ANSWER
    IE8 now fully working
    There are several suggested fixes in your link, which did the job for you?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Hi, It is the second post - by OnyXxL, repeated below:

    1 - Create a new notepad document and paste this text :

    See attached .txt file: [attachment=87000ost808905_bat.txt]

    2 - Close all your IE windows and processes.
    3 - Save your document on your Desktop by example, with the .bat extension. Right-click on it, and select "Run as administrator".
    4 - Test if this tip resolved your issue by openning IE. If you use a Windows 32 bits version, please replace %ProgramFiles(x86)% by %ProgramFiles% in your .bat file.

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