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Internet Explorer 8 Memory Leak


So, a couple days ago, i installed internet explorer 8. I was sick of ie7 sucking so much memory up, nearly 1. 5 gigabytes of ram. But i was wrong that upgrading would help. Whenever i start up ie8, it takes up about 50, 000 kilobytes of memory, not so bad. 30 minutes and 15 web-pages later, internet explorer is up to 400, 000, which isn't that bad, right? Nope. 45 minutes later, internet explorer is slowing down, and using a whooping 1. 43 million kilobytes, nearly 3/4 of my entire ram. 1 minute later, ie8 stops working all together.

My first suspicions lead me to believe that add-ons* were causing this madness, so i deleted and uninstalled all of them. Didn't work. Deleted all the temporary files. No beef. I searched the web for answers, but i found none. The problem is so annoying i've been using my old sony vaio, instead of my vista.


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Memory Leak

Hi guys, ok so for the last few weeks i've been trying to fix this but i cant and now im all out of ideas so im hoping someone here will be able to. The problem occurs when im installing a game, after a minute or two while its installing my memory usage will start increasing and it does this all the way up to 99% where it will sit until i reboot my pc.

Now this only happens when i install a game, i can do anything else and its fine ie play games, encode videos, move files etc etc all fine. Right, things ive tried so far. First thing i did was open task manager and see what was using up the memory unfortunately there wasn't anything there that was using it even so i still shut down every single process and it still was at 99% memory usage (btw this takes forever to do when your memory is maxed out).

I tried running sfc/scannow (nothing wrong), next thing i did was run memtest 86+ all night (10 hours) no errors. After that i ran prime95 blend test all night (10 hours) no errors, then i ran disk doctor on all my hdds and fixed any problems it found. After all that didn't help i decided to format my pc and start afresh so i reinstalled vista 64 thinking this has got to fix it, but no it didn't. This all just happened out of the blue after my system was running fine for nearly a year.


Posted On: 2009-07-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie8 Memory Leak

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Posted On: 2009-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I'm on xp professional sp3. I have 2gb ram. I installed ie8 a couple of months ago, and love it, except for one thing. I watch video online at netflix. Since installing ie8, in as little as an hour, the video cuts off and i receive a message (from netflix) that there isn't enough memory to continue. I can close the browser and open a new session, and go back in, but that's a big pain right in the middle of everything.

After one such instance i looked in task manager, and saw that ie was using a ridiculous amount of memory, with 1, 403, 828k listed on one line, and 14, 320k on another, though only one browser window was open.

I have 249gb free on my hard drive, at present. I checked the virtual memory when this problem first occurred and switched it to allow the system to manage the size. It has 2045 mb allocated for the paging file (though the recommended amount is 3067 mb), and this does not seem to change, even with the out-of-memory errors on netflix; it remains at 2045.

The interesting thing is that i did not have this problem with ie7, though i hear it had more problems with memory leakage. I have also tried watching the netflix videos in firefox, and do not have memory problems there (after 2 hours, it only used ~150, 000k), so it isn't a netflix issue. Nor have i experienced any other problems with ie 8 or memory; only when watching videos online at netflix.

I've tried looking up info generally on the internet, but only find a lot of developer info on detecting leaks; nothing about how to fix this (at least that i can understand or am willing to do on my own).


Posted On: 2009-08-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Then, the page is unloaded and the previous static html page is reloaded. I can provide a url and details to someone that might help. I am able to repro this issue on windows xp sp3, with ie8. I have ran windows update recently, i also ran ie8 without add-ons and reset its advanced settings as instructed here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737


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I have 1 gadget, a slideshow of 16 images, and two folder windows open. Before, i had 15-20 windows open and sometimes 40 slideshow images and 10 gadgets running at the same time and the memory still wasn't so high. This morning, it ate up 1, 432, 226 kb (1. 4 gb of memory) just to run. I was kinda scared, so i switched it to only one wallpaper, 1 gadget (the clock one), and no folder windows open. It still ran up to 125, 000kb. Does anybody have similar problem/solution?

I need more memory to make skype calls and use firefox. They keep crashing because i don't have enough memory. Even if i lower the priority of the process it still stays at a crazy level and actually, if i leave it be, it uses more and more memory every minute.


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Everything appears to be pointing properly to correct default printer in all programs.


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It happened before about 2 months ago to me and i roll backed to a date. Then it worked. Then re-installed all windows update. All was working fine then google chrome stopped working. Just like that 3 days ago. I tried to restore/rollback to that same date and nothing. Then went through all the updates again and a million other things. I don't want a work around. I want a fix! Can anyone suggest the boot method so both 32 & 64 bit drivers work properly? It's very frustrating. It's a new hp computer running windows 7 64-bit and windows essentials as my antivirus.


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I mistakenly set up my default program to internet explorer, now any program ex. ''computer, control panel settings'' i try to open, they open with internet explorer. So now actually i am unable to use my computer. I try to open for example mozilla firefox and internet explorer pops up and is asking me if i want to run or save mozilla firefox, when pressing run the window disappears and then comes back again and nothing happens. I tried to restore my pc to a previous date and the restore program tries to open with internet explorer as well. Please help me, i have no idea how to fix this.

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When i boot the computer it reaches the welcome screen and then goes black except for the mouse cursor. I have tried going back to a restore point when it worked properly but no success. It seems to have started immediately after ie froze up and i had to force a reboot.

Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I am very, very frustrated with my new windows 7 ultimate os(4 gb ram) because, ie ver 8, crashes constantly. I tried firefox on the pc and it crashes also. Therefore, it is something in the os versus the browser. It works just fine on my win. Xp pc. I am trying to use christiancourses.com and when i go to one of the free discussion threads, it crashes - every time.

Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Upgrade Over Vista - Internet Explorer Is Not Compatible

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403 forbidden
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Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

X86 File - Internet Explorer 8 Will Not Work

I have recently bought windows 7 and installed it and i have ran into a few problems. First my system is a 64-bit system and i have x86-files.

1) here is my main problem internet explorer 8 will not work when it is started from the x86 file. However, if i start internet explorer from my x64 file it will work correctly.

2) i have no idea how to uninstall the x86 file of internet explorer 8 so that i can reinstall it. When ever i attempt to uninstall it tells me that trusted installer is stopping me.

More information. I have other programs saved on x84 files and they work fine example: microsoft office, adobe, etc. So i'm wondering if there is not a problem with the internet explorer 8 file.

Here is my question how can i uninstall the x84 file of internet explorer so that i can reinstall it.

I found out some more information. I found out how to turn ie8 but i still dont know how to uninstall the program here is the website that showed me how to turn it off: www.Digitaltech.co. Cc/504/how-to-uninstallremove-internet-explorer-8-from-windows-7-build-7048/


Posted On: 2009-10-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I did get my copy of windows 7 via the retailer and did the upgrade (i would have preferred a clean install but apparently that was not possible). After that the system is microsoft unfriendly. All other applications work without problem but all microsoft stuff just crashes.

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Page and then type in a url. If you click on any url shortcut anywhere else, it craps out. Whenever i reenable ie (windows features) then it re(installs) [we all know it is there all the time], win restarts for the update to the system and as soon as i open ie. It says "internet explorer stopped working" followed by "windows is looking for a solution (that never finds)" and after than the only alternative is to debug or close. Ie is totally useless on my system. Firefox on the other hand still works like a charm.

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All in all, the entire microsoft suite has gone to craps. I have uninstalled ie, i repaired office, i removed and reinstalled office but the problems continue.

Reinstalling win7 and reconfiguring my system will take at least a couple of weeks and i need it to do my work. All other applications (third party) work without a glitch, all microsoft applications are crashing. Besides if i reinstall win7 i will have to go through the hassle of reactivating kaspersky without loosing my 3rd license as well as flight simulator x which was also activated.

And no, it is not my antivirus (kaspersky 2010).

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Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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This is the signature of the problem.

Problem signature
Extra information about the problem
Bucket id: 1505319361

Problem event name: appcrash
Application name: iexplore.exe
Application version: 8. 0. 6001. 18828
Application timestamp: 4a9600c9
Fault module name: ntdll.dll
Fault module version: 6. 0. 6002. 18005
Fault module timestamp: 49e03821
Exception code: c0000005
Exception offset: 00066739
Os version: 6. 0. 6002. 2. 2. 0. 768. 3
Locale id: 2057
Additional information 1: fd00
Additional information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional information 3: fd00
Additional information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160


Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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