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My wife has a computer that all she does is check email and browse the web when she feels like it.

It has a Pentium 4 630 CPU @ 3GHz with 3GB of DDR Ram. I have run CCleaner and all the other clean-it-up software to no avail.

Here is what it is doing:
When she starts IE 8 it loads the page fast but then it gets stuck for a minute. Meaning I can see most if not all of the MSN page but I can not scroll or click anything. (I've tried other sites same issue.)

After you get into the web initially it seems fine and most pages seem to work properly. It's not as fast as I would like it but it's fast enough for her.

Solutions I had:
I have another FoxConn board with 6GB of DDR2 on it so I moved her stuff to that board with her CPU. It wouldn't even boot.

So I took her board and put in a Q9550 same issue, wouldn't even boot.

I then tried every combo you are going to ask me if I did with the CPU's and MB's and nothing.

What could be causing this? And better yet how do I fix it.

As always all help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 19
I'd test with another browser or downgrade to IE-7 and try again.
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Oh, let me guess, it's running XP? Did you try to reinstall? XP was doing diff kind of s-hit to me every time, this was one of those
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post #4 of 19
I would agree with saint619's recommendation to start with uninstalling IE8, IE7 and then reinstalling IE8 if you're going to keep using it.

The last whacky thing I saw like that was a client being unable to type into any text box in a Window in IE8. After removing and reinstalling IE it was working normally again.

Otherwise give Firefox or Chrome a shot to see what happens.
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if it is not a software issue it could be the hdd busy failing
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go to command prompt and run chkdsk c: /r and make sure the disk is ok as i'm assuming you don't have access to a program like spinrite to check the drive. Is this a custom pc or oem? ie..HP, Dell etc. ?
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post #7 of 19
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Thanks guys.

A few things.

I'm running Win7 64bit on it. This is a OEM Gateway for the most part I added a sound card and a new HD and a bit more Ram but that's it.

I also would think the HD is running good. The only issue that comes up is at the initial load of IE8.

I'll hold off for some more advice but if none comes I think I will try and uninstall IE8 and then reinstall and see what happens.

Any other suggestions are welcomed.
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post #8 of 19
cpu is the last thing you should suspect here. most likely software issue or like others mentioned it's the hdd.

i'd format the pc and check again.

edit: oh and why don't you try Google Chrome? It's very friendly with old PCs, launches much faster than any browsers out there.
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post #9 of 19
no need to format just yet LOL! You may not suspect the HDD but in a lot of cases it is. You have to understand that the HDD spins at 7200rpm and is read and writting all the time so they go bad or get bad spots on them. It could be that the bad spot is where IE8 is. I would check that first. If it shows good then I would scan with malwarebytes as I have seen that time and time again. Oh, just popped in my head, recently IE8 has had issues with the yahoo toolbar. Go and uninstall EVERY toolbar that she has put on there. If none of that helps, uninstall IE8 and reinstall.
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Originally Posted by jasonhardin View Post
go to command prompt and run chkdsk c: /r and make sure the disk is ok as i'm assuming you don't have access to a program like spinrite to check the drive. Is this a custom pc or oem? ie..HP, Dell etc. ?
Good idea. If it were me I would reinstall Windows and try using Mozilla Firefox + noscript plug-in
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