Vista, with sloooooow IE7 Favorites and web pages when Protected Mode enabled

Posted: 01-03-2008, 09:41 PM
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?

Vista, with sloooooow IE7 Favorites and web pages when Protected Mode enabled


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Nighthawk
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RE: Vista, with sloooooow IE7 Favorites and web pages when Protected M
Posted: 01-15-2008, 02:55 PM
Hi

You can speedup favorites in IE7 if you use this program: ccleaner (freeware)
http://www.ccleaner.com/




"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?
>
chyjanjo
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RE: Vista, with sloooooow IE7 Favorites and web pages when Protected M
Posted: 05-21-2008, 10:21 AM

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

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chyjanjo
 
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