[mswindowsxp] Re: Internet Explorer Web Pages Displaying Inconsistently

  • From: "Brian P. Slattery" <bslattery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 15:20:17 -0400

This isn't limited to Windows XP, nor IE 6...  I'm seeing it with Windows 98
Second Edition and IE 5.5 SP2.  I also see that there's no relationship to
it involving the processor or memory.  I've seen it happen with Celeron,
Pentium III, and P4 machines, just about all from Dell's OptiPlex line.
Same goes for memory, doesn't matter how much or how little, same deal.
What I've found is....   that what you're describing happens when a user
clicks on a link from Outlook (or other outside program) and it launches IE
(the same goes with/in IE for links that open in a new window).  The window
just sits there.  In many cases, it doesn't even time out (just sits there
looking like it's trying to load).  I had a couple occasions where I walked
away for over an hour and it was still there looking like it's trying.  In
many instances I can stop it and then just hit refresh and the page loads
with no problems.  Other times, I don't have any alternative except to close
the window (no stop or refresh buttons, can't right-click on the
I tried scandisk, defrag, deleting temporary internet files, upgrading to
IE6, Windows Updates, and thought perhaps Java was part of the problem (it
wasn't).  So, I've run up against a similar brick wall to the one you've run
Anyone else out there joining in this wonderful fun?
 <mailto:bslattery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Brian P. Slattery, MCP, Network+
Senior Desktop Analyst
Shore Health System of Maryland
 <http://www.shorehealth.org/> http://www.shorehealth.org/
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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Lindberg [mailto:phlindberg@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 15:01
To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mswindowsxp] Internet Explorer Web Pages Displaying Inconsistantly

Has anyone seen any problems with Internet Explorer having problems
displaying web pages inconsistantly?
Basically, I see 2 problems:  
1)The Page does not display at all - I get "The page cannot be
displayed/Cannot find server" Error
2)Multiple parts of the Web Page Icons and Text/Pictures do not display
In either case, Usually, If I do a Refresh of the web page it will either
show up ok or I will be missing parts of the web page (still...).
I am using IE V6.0, DSL High Speed Internet Connection, Compaq Presario
1720US (PIII 1Ghz processor, 20Gb Hard Drive, 512Mb Ram)...  
I doesn't matter what web sites I am trying to connect to, I have the
problem the majority of the time (I have tried web sites like Yahoo,
Microsoft, MSN, Google & others...)...
I have tried reloading Internet Explorer & Deleted Stored Web Pages from IE
with no success...
Does anyone have any ideas to help me determine the cause?

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