Erik Zoltan

I installed IE7 when it was new, and I've kept up with all the patches through Microsoft Update. I have XP home edition with a souped up NVidia graphics card, and my desktop system is over 2 years old so it's not the very latest.

IE 7 freezes quite often when I'm on a web site. It happens on a lot of web sites, such as and the flash based courses at But it even happens on plain text web sites like

It doesn't seem to be related to a specific reproducible action or a common feature of the web sites. It just seems to freeze and become unresponsive. I have to terminate IE7 and it works OK when I restart it -- at least for a while.

I have laptops with IE7 and they don't have the same problem. Any thoughts

Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 Freezes

Lance Leonard

Hi Erik,

Have you tried running IE7 with Add-ins disabled If you do not see the freezes when add-ins are disabled, it's very likely you need to install updated versions of your add-ins from the original vendors.

To start IE with add-ins disabled, go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools and then choose the Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) shortcut.

Hope this helps...

-- Lance