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  • Question

  • I have a new desktop computer with Windows 7 Pro 64. Running IE 11. Having problems with internet access. I can get to my homepage, but going to other sites almost always yields "This page can't be displayed", or page will partially display, then crash..  "Fix connection problems" yields no information.  Enhanced Protected Mode is not enabled.  I have deleted browsing history.  I disabled add-ons.  I enabled "use software rendering instead of GPU rendering" - all with the same results.  (This includes trying to use the MS support pages for IE 11).

    I can access these pages from another computer in the house, so I know it's not internet provider or website issues. What else should I try?

    Thank you!

    Monday, January 6, 2014 2:26 AM


  • What else should I try?

    This sounds like a DNS performance problem.  So you could try working around it by caching lookups or changing to a more direct lookup or a better DNS service.  Someone posted (a few months ago, I think) that they had found an obscure tweak for tuning this (and thus avoiding such workarounds) but I can't find it right now (even though I voted for it).

    Another workaround would be to try a different browser.  Evidently they must do something different from what IE does when waiting for lookups to be done.  I have always imagined that there are still artifacts of the old IE4 AutoScan feature in either the IE and OS code which could account for such a difference.   <eg>

    Supposedly dropped in IE7 but I have my doubts. 

    This may be informative 

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        Windows Internet Explorer  DNS timeout

    Robert Aldwinckle

    Monday, January 6, 2014 3:04 PM