After upgrading to Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) a few weeks ago, I began
to have a rather annoying problem. A problem that actually made me use
Firefox or Google Chrome the majority of the time because IE9 seemed to
be too unstable to even use. The problem was this: When I clicked on a
new tab to open a new web page in IE9, the system would almost freeze.
The browser would sit there on the new tab and the IE9 spinning icon
would sit there forever!
Many times the wait would be so
unbearable that I would have to close the tab or close the entire
browser and restart to get to a page. So, if you are
a system freeze after clicking on a new tab in IE9, here are the
Incompatible or Corrupted Add-ons in IE9
times an incompatible or corrupted add-on can cause problems with
Internet Explorer. You can run Internet Explorer without any add-ons to
see if the problem remains. To run Internet Explorer without add-ons,
open it from the Accessories, System Tools group. There will be an icon
that's named Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).
If the problem remains, you may disable individual add-ons by following
1) Open Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)
2) Click on Tools (the little gear in the header bar of the browser)
3) Click on Manage Add-ons
4) Click on Toolbars and Extensions
5) Disable any add-ons by clicking on one at a time and clicking the
6) Click Close
7) Open Internet Explorer again and test to see if the problem remains.
Corrupted or Unregistered Files
second issue revolves around corrupted or unregistered Internet
Explorer files. Many times registry cleaners, viruses, and other things
will cause havoc with the DLL files and associated files needed to run
Internet Explorer properly. When these files are repaired and
re-registered, the problem goes away.
A site called the Internet
Explorer FAQ has a registry file that you can download to fix issues
with IE7, IE8, and IE9. There are separate files for 32 bit and 64 bit
versions, so be sure to download the correct one. Once the file is
download and unzip, double click on it to run. After the repair, you
should restart your computer and then open Internet Explorer again.
and Re-registering the associated files for Internet Explorer 9 fixed
the spinning icon of death for me. I hope it works for you also.