Hi For the past month I have experienced IE7 freezing and then flagging "Not Responding" on an increasing number of occasions. I have cleaned and defragged my hard drive and reinstalled IE7, but all to no avail. Is anyone else having this problem and any ideas for a repair?
IE is rather unpredictable at time, I'll agree! However, I had this same problem at the end of last year and upon looking up Microsoft's site with another browser, it mentioned add-ons as a possible cause.
In my case, it turned out to be Yahoo toolbar. I've had no problems since.
Try running IE7 without add-ons. Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (no add-ons). It the problem is still ocurring, try buteman's suggestion of trying Firefox, see if you still get a problem. click here
Great! I find Firefox which I'm on as I type, more versatile than IE with all the various add-ons and personalizing touches you can do to it. I love the great variety of browser skins supplied free of charge.
However, Firefox's download manager doesn't seem to be able to resume a download if you have to interrupt it for any reason.
I would rather include FDM = Free Download Manager which I've been using for a couple of years on IE, but don't seem to be able to configure it for use with the Firefox browser.
I resolved my problem with this by getting rid of my Google Toolbar.
IE7 connects right away now and runs smoothly.
At first I tried disabling some of the add-ons via step 3 of Burrwalnut's link but that made no difference so then I realised that my problem began when I recently re-installed Google's Toolbar after it mysteriously disappeared.