Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington, USA
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    IE6 - slow launch (6, SP2)

    Running on two WinXP Pro SP2 boxes. IE launches very slowly on the one with 1 GB of physical memory (1 minute) and faster on the one with 512MB (12 seconds). As far as I can see all the settings are the same on both. Any thoughts or suggestions?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Renton, Washington, USA
    Posts
    12,560
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: IE6 - slow launch (6, SP2)

    Same home page, same internet connection and how much "Empty disk space"?

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

  3. #3
    Uranium Lounger viking33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    6,308
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: IE6 - slow launch (6, SP2)

    Chris,
    Emptydelete your Temporary Internet Folder files ( TIF )
    Also try this tweak suggested in another forum.
    -----------------------------
    This is Fix is for the People who always face the Problem of Slow Loading on Web Pages in Internet Explorer


    Step-1. click on Internet Explorer

    Step-2. go to to your root dir (usually C

    Step-3. open Documents and Settings folder

    Step-4. open "your username folder"

    Step-5. open UserData

    Step-6. Now close IE if you have it open

    In UserData Folder you will see a file called "index.dat"
    Rename index.dat to index.old

    Step-7. Now logoff and log back on (don't need to restart your system)

    Open up IE and go to a web page or site that always seemed to load slowly.
    It should load a lot more quickly now.
    BOB
    http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/S/flags/USA.gif http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/S/f...sachusetts.gif


    Long ago, there was a time when men cursed and beat on the ground with sticks. It was called witchcraft.
    Today it is called golf!

  4. #4
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington, USA
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: IE6 - slow launch (6, SP2)

    Slow box = 30GB free space; home page = Google
    Fast box = 9GB free; same

  5. #5
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington, USA
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: IE6 - slow launch (6, SP2)

    Thanks for the advice. I did as you suggested, but no change. Regardless of the home page selected, the initial opening of that page takes about 60 seconds.

  6. #6
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,583
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,058 Times in 927 Posts

    Re: IE6 - slow launch (6, SP2)

    What sort of connection are you using on each? Did this just start happening? What have you changed? Have you changed the pagefile size?

    Joe
    Joe

  7. #7
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington, USA
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: IE6 - slow launch (6, SP2)

    Slow box--page file = 2.4GB
    Faster one--= 1.22
    Both on the same network with a T1 connection. No recent changes. Started slowing down a couple of weeks ago. I know I must have done something different, as I do not believe in demons, but I can't figure out what.

  8. #8
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,583
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,058 Times in 927 Posts

    Re: IE6 - slow launch (6, SP2)

    In IE check Tools | Internet Options | Connections | Lan settings. All boxes should be empty (not checked) unless there is a requirement for one of the options.

    Joe
    Joe

  9. #9
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington, USA
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: IE6 - slow launch (6, SP2)

    All empty, thanks.

  10. #10
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,583
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,058 Times in 927 Posts

    Re: IE6 - slow launch (6, SP2)

    What firewalls are you running? Have you tried turning off the one on the slow PC (just for a very short period of time to test)? Is there a router involved?

    Joe
    Joe

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •