RE: Vista, with sloooooow IE7 Favorites and web pages when Protected M

  1.    15 Jan 2008 #1
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    RE: Vista, with sloooooow IE7 Favorites and web pages when Protected M


    You can speedup favorites in IE7 if you use this program: ccleaner (freeware)

    "RalfG" wrote:

    > This is a new Vista Home Premium install and the problem didn't manifest
    > until 2nd day after installation. I've seen on the web that the symptom has
    > been reported before and for a long time, though not widespread, and there
    > is a workaround which works but I haven't seen any actual cause or solution.
    > Among the symptoms:
    > -Slow loading home page
    > -Slow or non-responsive IE7 menu items
    > -very slow loading Favorites list
    > -missing content in Favorites sub-folders, sometimes root folders
    > -IE7 menu items sometimes don't display
    > Initially IE7 appeared to work normally when the Vista installation was
    > clean (dual boot with MCE 2005). Windows Vista updates and various drivers
    > were installed on the first day without causing any problems. Began adding
    > in assorted software, Adobe Flash etc., and later on the 2nd day imported my
    > previous Favorites as a "bookmarks.htm" file that had been exported from IE7
    > in MCE 2005. It was shortly after that when IE7 slowed down to a crawl.
    > I did try a number of things to correct the problem, none of which worked,
    > including:
    > -turn off phishing filter
    > -turn off pop-up blocker
    > -disabled ALL Add-ons
    > -deleted IE7 cache, history, cookies
    > -disabled Windows Defender
    > -used IE7 RESET function
    > -deleted all contents of Favorites folder
    > -uninstalled Java
    > There was no 3rd party firewall software or antivirus installed at the time.
    > Subsequently Avast was installed (no change and no malware detected) and
    > removed again to be replaced by ZoneAlarm Internet security suite (no change
    > and no malware detected).
    > By way of diagnostics I also installed Firefox to see how it behaved with
    > the same set of favorites and I enabled access to the Favorites links on the
    > Start programs menu. Neither of those exhibited any slowness or problems
    > displaying or accessing the links.
    > The only thing that did work to completely eliminate the symptoms in IE7 is
    > a workaround for the problem described on the net, namely to disable
    > Protected Mode for the Internet Zone in the IE7 security settings. Protected
    > Mode can be left enabled in other zones and has no effect on this issue if
    > it is disabled in any zone except the Internet Zone.
    > This is a list of the 3rd party software and drivers that were installed
    > while the problem was first noticed:
    > -Logitech QuickCam drivers and software
    > -Canon- Canoscan 4200 drivers, Canoscan Toolbox, My Printer, iP3300 printer
    > utilities, Easy Photoprint, Easy Photoprint EX
    > -Scansoft Omnipage
    > -Adobe Flash
    > -Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 redistributable
    > -Adobe Reader 8.1.1
    > -Java 6 update3
    > -Epson Twain 5 (not supported in Vista but works)
    > -Steam
    > -Realtek High Definition Audio driver ver. R184
    > -Microsoft Intellipoint 6.2 software & drivers
    > -Windows Live -Mail, Messenger, Sign-in Assistant, Installer
    > -ATI Catalyst ver.7.12 drivers and CCC
    > -Viewsonic Vista signed driver files (which haven't managed to update my
    > monitor)
    > -ffdshow filter
    > -Arcsoft PhotoStudio 5.5
    > I don't know whether these contributed to causing the issue, but aside from
    > any initial errors Vista had when it first set up the hardware there were
    > subsequent errors when trying to install drivers for 2 scanners... Epson
    > Perfection 1200U and CanoScan 4200F. Both scanners do function now. It also
    > initially detected the webcam model incorrectly but downloaded drivers for
    > that work normally. Attempts to install generic drivers (BTC and HP) for an
    > HP OEM keyboard failed and required using System Restore. The keyboard
    > presently only has basic functions using MS generic drivers.
    > So, anyone have ideas why enabling Protected Mode in IE7 would be causing
    > the slowness?
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  2.    21 May 2008 #2
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    Re: Vista, with sloooooow IE7 Favorites and web pages when Protected M

    Hi, I have exactly the same thing going on! I've been trawling the net for help but have never come across such an exact match as yours, I could have written it myself. Now the important question is ... did anyone get back to you with helpful answers? I've got a few things to try like disabling Protection Mode in the Internet Zone, doing the REIS thing (resetting IE settings in Tools>Internet Options), running IE with no add-ons and lastly (& desperately) uninstalling and reinstalling IE7. I haven't tried anything yet, I'm trying to get all information possible first. As yours is the only exact match for my problems I'm really hoping that you've managed to find a miraculous cure! Hope to hear from you. Thanks, Jane.
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