Internet Explorer

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    London
    #1
    Was wondering if anyone could shed some light as to why my Internet Explorer hang when starting up.

    I've used it for years ever on OS X. Sometimes it would hang while loading a page, but very rarely. Never a problem as I would simply force quit and then re-load.

    Well it did this the other day, only now it hangs when starting up, and I assume loading the default microsoft startup page. The progress bar gets 3/4 along - then nothing and I have to force quit.

    I've tried:

    Force quit restart
    dumping history file
    dumping cache
    dumping pref file


    To make matters worse - on my second bootable partion - the copy of Explorer there does the same!!!!

    Me no understando:mad: :mad:



    Any ideas / help??

    cheers



    OS X 10.4.3
    PB 1.25
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    It crashes ironically on the default home page. Try changing it to something else if you haven't already. :)
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    Location:
    London, England
    #3
    For the love of god, stop using Internet Explorer. The fact that MS have terminated it should tell you something.
     
  4. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

    FadeToBlack

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    #4
    I agree! Get Firefox! :)
     
  5. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    #5
    Safari, Camino, Firefox.....anything but IE! Unless you need it for something specific, but even then one of the other browsers should do the job. Have you tried reinstalling IE? Are all of your settings optimized for your internet connection?
     
  6. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

    FadeToBlack

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    #6
    There's honestly no reason at all to use IE now. I guess I could see using it if it was the only browser that existed for OS X, but it's not. There are lots of other great browsers out there. Firefox is just my personal favorite.
     

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