TechSpot web page freezes

By Poppa Bear ยท 4 replies
Feb 14, 2010
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  1. I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this, so hope it's OK here?

    I don't know if it's my browser settings, which are almost all default; or the browser's corrupt; or Techspot is having problems; but once I've logged in, every time I try to post a PM, edit a thread, go advanced, or hit preview; my browser freezes for about a minute.

    Then a warning comes up: "A scipt on this page is causing Internet Explorer, (8), to run slowly. If it continues to run your computer might become unresponsive. Do you want to stop running this scrpt?"

    When I click yes, it unfreezes until I open a new web page when it happens all over again. I'm not having problems with any other web sites opened that have graphic ads running.

    Any ideas please?
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,579   +961

    I assume this just started happening today?
    Please let me know if it's fixed now. Thanks for letting us know about the problem.
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,136   +378

    Poppa Bear
    See, if other browser, like Firefox has similar issues.
    Close IE.
    Go Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools, and click on Internet Explorer (no add-ons). Same problem?
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,579   +961

    No need to change any settings if the problem just started today. Last night I experimented with a setting in vBulletin "Send Internet Explorer 7 Compatibility Header" that reads:

    Thinking this was introduced back when IE8 was in earlier development stages, I assumed it was no longer an issue with the browser (I tried it on my machine without a problem) but looks like that's not the case and it's been reverted back.
  5. Poppa Bear

    Poppa Bear TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 237   +7

    IE 8 Techspot page freeze

    To Julio re:
    Thanks for feedback. Yes it only started today. I'm posting this reply as a test to see if problem's resolved.

    Everything seems to be OK now. Can't do "Advanced view" for preview on this forum, but it's working OK in standard. I'll try a PM after this, just to be sure.

    My IE8 browser has all latest Microsoft updates.

    Cheers Bernie

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