anybody know why sometimes I.E explorer takes a few seconds to open up?

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  1. dope18

    dope18 Master Guru

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    This happens maybe after about the third time( after I have closed the program 3 or 4 times already) I open up I.E explorer.

    I will double click on the blue E on the desktop then the hourglass will pop up and about 5 to 6 seconds later Internet explorer will start up.

    Sometimes I double click on the blue E and it will open up right away.

    this has been happening ever since I removed a few viruses from my computer and now using NOD32. anti virus program

    Also My Computer shutdown takes longer too.

    any ideas?

    thanks all
     
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    bakuryu Ancient Guru

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    The shutdown takes longer because NOD32 checks "boot-sectors" at shutdown.

    And for IE........I don't know why!!! It's been a long time since I have used it...:D:D
     
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    cuz IE is a huge, overbearing buggy piece of coding thats why!

    Also any real time virus scannig will impact performance for obvious reasons
     
  4. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    its trying to say "switch to opera so you don't get more viruses and malware"
     

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    or switch to Linux ;-)
     
  6. T8000

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    If flash or other CPU intensive software is used on multiple sites, you may have problems, as your CPU has no HT or other means to process two threads, other than let you wait.

    It could also be spyware that is eating up CPU cycles. You can try Ad-Aware to clean it.

    Besides, open source does not only solve problems, but it also creates new ones, like sites that you cannot visit anymore because of failing navigation, not to mention having to compile your own updates.
     
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    use any browser other than IE..........
     
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    Re: Re: anybody know why sometimes I.E explorer takes a few seconds to open up?

    Sorry but what the hell do open source have to do with sites not working ?. That is just not true. It's lack of standards compliances from the web sites nothing more.

    If it don't work in FF it's rarely IMO FF's fault but some web designers lack of job skills.

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    You can try this.

    1. Right-click on any shortcut you have to IE
    [You should create a shortcut out of your desktop IE icon, and delete the original icon]

    2. Click Properties

    3. Add -nohome [with a space before the dash] after the endquotes in the Target field.

    4. Click OK
     
  9. TheGamer

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    this nohome thingy work similar to /prefetch:1 in FF ??
     
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    Animatrix Ancient Guru

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    No not at all.

    Edit:
    /prefetch:1 is a flag used to make/send a hash to the OS specifying the "mode" in use by multipurpose app's like WMP.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ryanmy/comments/421882.aspx


    The -nohome is a IE command and just means No Home Page. It is however NOT the same as about:blank (blank home page). That is the “trick”. It starts up faster compared to about:blank
     
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    -nohome ......... does'nt seem to affect much........
    The first time IE would open it takes some seconds but from the next time it happens rather quickly!!

    And one more thing I noticed that when I remove the "extra items" shown in Hijackthis ... like google and yahoo search bars, etc, etc. ...... it also speeds up the startup time!!!!

    And the "/prefetch:1" switch doesn't seem to work for all aplications!!
    Uptil now I have seen WMP and Firefox used with it!!
    But for that you have to keep this
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
    Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters

    EnablePrefetcher to either
    0x00000001 ...................... OR
    0x00000003
     
  12. T8000

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    Re: Re: Re: anybody know why sometimes I.E explorer takes a few seconds to open up?

    If the FF designers block out Frontpage sites because they hate Microsoft, then that is not the fault of any website builder.

    Also, there are too many people trying to standardize the Internet to focus on just one standard.
     

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