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Windows 7: 7 freezes while browsing Internet

19 Mar 2011   #171

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
"Freezing while browsing" happens to me sometimes. I'm using IE8 and hopeful things may improve when switching over to IE9. I understand IE9 final is available but I don't see it on WU yet.

I assume you're familiar with things like disk cleanup, error checking, and sfc /scannow (also with the IE reset button).
Yes I am. Everything is OK and no error or integrity violation reported...
Sometimes happens without running IE anyway.

The other day I re-formatted everything and done a clean 7 x64 install. I'll report if it happens again.

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19 Mar 2011   #172

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

re the OP,
you can prevent ie9 from attempting to shift into sharing the gfx hardware
- could that be what's been happening, if your card is struggling, it might slow down ie9..??

just a thought....

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16 Jun 2011   #173

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Crossing my fingers

Well, I have had the random system freezes as well as a multitude of other issues. I decided, after a fresh install of the OS (64-bit) to do what was suggested elsewhere - I uninstalled Intel's Rapid Storage Technology.

Now, to be fair, it's only been twenty minutes without a freeze up, but prior to the uninstall the system would freeze every minute or so (especially when running a browser).

I am curious as to how many who are having this issue have RST installed and running. I was going to upgrade to the latest version of RST, but sadly could not log on for long enough time to download it without freezing up.

I promise to keep you updated.

EDIT: One minute after the post... system froze...
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28 Jul 2011   #174

Windows 10 64 bit

I am also having the I.E.9 freezing problem. It's intermittent and random, it locked up this morning while on the USA Today site. It may have started after one of the patch tuesday's a while back. I was using the 64 bit version and switched to the 32 bit version in case flash was the cause but it didn't make any difference. When it locks up, it takes a while to even be able to close it with the Task Manager. Fortunately it doesn't lock up the entire PC as I can start Firefox and use that.

I don't have any virus/spyware issues (I have MSE and also a paid version of Malwarebytes that runs a daily scan) and it's basically a "vanilla" system with no tweaks and very few startup programs. Drivers are up to date.

I have a dual boot with Vista 32 on this machine and there is no problems with I.E.9 (at least yet) under Vista 32 with the exact same hardware. This also leads me to believe it was Microsoft "self inflicted" with one of their updates/security patches for I.E.9. Hopefully Microsoft will eventually fix it.
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28 Jul 2011   #175

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I found out that it was a bad motherboard. I am not saying that this is your issue, but it definitely was mine.
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28 Jul 2011   #176

Windows 10 64 bit

As Vista 32 bit uses the same hardware and does not have the problem, hardware is not what I would consider. As I noted, it started after one of the Microsoft updates (but I don't know exactly when so I can't start uninstalling the updates in that timeframe).

My entire PC does not lock up, just Internet Explorer 9 with the spinning indicator that is shown when a page is loading or waiting for a response from a remote server.
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28 Jul 2011   #177

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
...My entire PC does not lock up, just Internet Explorer 9 with the spinning indicator that is shown when a page is loading or waiting for a response from a remote server.
You could try a reset...Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset.
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29 Jul 2011   #178

Windows 10 64 bit

I've tried the reset (one of my favorite fixes for flakey I.E. problems).
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30 Sep 2011   #179
Azure Prower

Windows 7

I still to this day have the same freezing problem. But I've ruled it out it being due to browsing the internet.

So far, what has starved off the freezing for like a week or two is changing the XMP settings on my RAM in BIOS. But that's only a temporary fix as the freezes come back.

I've tried going from 8 gig ram to 6 gig and finally 4 gig to no success. The freezes still occur in Windows 7. Nothing comes up on memtest.

Tried playing with the voltages under the guidance of Corsair RAM GUY. Still get the freezes. Even updated my BIOS. Running out of ideas.
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30 Sep 2011   #180

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azure Prower View Post
I still to this day have the same freezing problem...Running out of ideas.
Not sure what you mean by "the same", but yes, we all experience freezing sometimes. It's Windows 7 and Vista's version of Windows 98's BSOD. I recently had a freezing problem with only one website on only one Windows 7/IE8 PC. Running IE in "without addons" mode made no difference. So instead of doing a full reset of IE (and loosing some personalizations) I thought I would do a Disk Cleanup instead. Since addons were not the issue, I cleaned everything except "downloaded program files". After that the website worked normally:
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