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IE 6 Stops Responding

By Ahowley ·
Hello, I upgraded from IE 5.5 SP1 to IE 6 Sp1 on Windows 2000 SP4. Now, for some reason, some websites appear and some do not load at all, stops responding. I did not change any security settings at the beginning. Then I lowered all the security settings and the same issue was found.

Any ideas why this would be happening, very frustrating.

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by Lizzy In reply to IE 6 Stops Responding

Are the sites not loading Secure sites? (the ones w\ the yellow lock down in the status bar) This was an answer from MS for this same problem. Check the KB article first--this seems to be an issue with IE6 upgrades.

"There are many possible reasons that Internet Explorer cannot access secure web sites. Please try the following general trouble shooting steps for this problem:

Step 1: Delete temporary files, cookies, 3rd party add ins and extensions.
Step 2: Reset Internet Explorer to the default settings.
Step 3: Ensure the Internet Explorer is configured to accept cookies.
Step 4: Ensure the firewall is not configured to block this kind of connection.
Step 5: Ensure that the network connection is not configured to block this access.
Step 6: Check if the Cipher Strength Length is 128 bit. If your Cipher Strength length is 0 bit, please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

Q261328 Cipher Strength Appears as 0-Bit in Internet Explorer kb;EN-US;Q261328

Step 7: Delete the registry key below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\C ontrol\SecurityProviders\Schannel"

Hope this helps!

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by Ahowley In reply to

No issue with secured sites, it's a problem just with normal web pages, for exampe, google news does not open, IE keeps processing, but the page does not appear.

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by Oz_Media In reply to IE 6 Stops Responding

I'd install Sun's Java script (not the crap packaged with IE)and make sure Java is enabled in the Advanced section of the TOOLS>Internet Options panel in IE.
Second, reinstall your NIC and update THOSE drivers. I've seen IE defaults overwrite NIC settings.

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by Ahowley In reply to

No luck, I downloaded and installed the new Java client. From trobleshooting, I noticed if I disabled the computer congiguation group policies, then there is no issue. I wnet through all the group policies, and now I'm wondering which group policy I should change.

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by Oz_Media In reply to IE 6 Stops Responding

Geez, I've looked around but can't find anything specific as to which policy would be blocking access, just showing and hiding IE options via GP.

You may waqnt to dig through for answers. Boolean phrasing will help define your search.

Sorry I couldn't help more,

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