IE6 hangs on loading ABCNEWS.COM ESPN.COM HSN.COM DISNEY.COM

IE6 hangs on loading ABCNEWS.COM ESPN.COM HSN.COM DISNEY.COM

Post by Button » Sun, 08 Feb 2004 09:13:45


There was some topics regarding this a few months back but there were
never any real solutions. Has anyone figured out how to fix this?

Certain web pages, (named above) refuse to load on IE6. It only
happens on my Dell 8100 desktop. My laptop (same OS) loads those pages
with no problems. I have even gone as far as a full reinstall of
Windows XP pro and it still won't work. My desktop and laptop have the
same applications loaded. I turned off all add popup blockers and
disabled my anti-virus software, (which I run on the laptop) but these
pages still won't load
Does anyone have ideas?
 
 
 

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Post by jg7012 » Mon, 09 Feb 2004 01:09:59

I'm having the same problem. Some more sites that don't load:
- www.marriott.com
- www.orbitz.com

For a while I thought it was a problem with JavaScript (all these sites use
it), and so I applied the patches that MS lists in their Knowledgebase
(q824145 and q827667), but that hasn't helped either. Now I'm beginning to
wonder if it's something to do with style sheets, since many of these sites
use them.

Other things I've tried, all to no avail:
- reloading the operating system (XP Pro) to get back to pre-SP1 IE6
- re-installing the script engine
- loading these sites into the "Trusted" zone and removing all security for
that zone
- looking for spyware (none)
- installing a 3rd party java rendering engine (just in case)

The only solution I've found is to use a different browser - Opera, Mozilla
and NEtscape all work fine.

Any other ideas welcomed.

 
 
 

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Post by Tedd Rigg » Mon, 09 Feb 2004 02:08:22

I am not sure why, but the Orbitz site is a problem for a lot of people.
Most likely because it downloads so much "stuff" (ie alot of GIF's and ad's)
I have the same version of IE as you and it works fine for me, sometimes its
very slow. I think you have to have active X on, does not seem to matter
about cookies. A few people have said that clearing old cookies and temp
files fix's the problem.
Tedd

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Post by Button » Mon, 09 Feb 2004 06:56:50

Thanks Tedd

I checked and my Active X is on. I have a cable connection so its not
something related to speed. I originally cleared my temporary and
cookies file, but that didn't work. I even reinstalled the whole XP
operating system and still nothing.
 
 
 

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Post by Robert Ald » Tue, 10 Feb 2004 01:14:53


Try using your Security settings and if you like also your Privacy settings
to detect how far you are getting into those sites. E.g. set as many
options to Prompt as you can and then reply Yes to each prompt.
Describe your results in terms of the prompts you get for each site.
Also tell us when errors are first apparent and what they are.


HTH

Robert Aldwinckle
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Post by jg7012 » Tue, 10 Feb 2004 02:02:53

obert,

That's a great troubleshootiung tip, thanks.

Orbitz.com, ABCnews.com and ESPN.com all stop after the first prompt, which
asks about scripts.
HSN.com stops after two prompts about scripts.
my.yahoo.com puts up a prompt about scripts, then loads fully.

If I look in the source files, it appears that the commands are stopping the
pages all include something like this:
<script language="Javascript"
src="http://espn.go.com/insertfiles/javascript/flash.js"
type="text/javascript"></script>

That is, it's the redirection to the *.js files that appears to be killing
the window. Some of the redirection is to an absolute location (as above),
and some are to a relative location.

Bear in mind that my coding skills are 20 years out of date, so I could be
wrong here.

Any further ideas?

Thanks again.



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Post by Mike Burge » Tue, 10 Feb 2004 03:14:57

g70124,
Just a few thoughts .........
Internet Options | Security | Custom Level | (click) Reset Defaults
[more info]
__Recommended Minimal Security Settings__
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/restricted.htm#Setting

Can you access this page:
http://lite.espn.go.com/index

Some of the script prompts are about "Flash", is this working properly?

See: "General troubleshooting for scripting errors"
http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/

An Error Has Occurred in the Script on This Page
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306831
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Post by jg7012 » Tue, 10 Feb 2004 07:26:50

Mike,

Thanks for the suggestions.

I tried them all, but I still can't see the sites.

And yes, I can see the lite version of ESPN just fine.

Any other ideas?

And by the way, I spent an hour or so on the Microsoft Chat line, to no
avail. The best the support agent could come up with is a bad Hosts file,
but I only have one, and it's fine. (And I can see those sites fine with
other browsers, which would indicate my network config is just fine).

I'd happily give up and use Netscape or Opera, but some of the sites I use
for work require IE. So for now I'm stuck using different browsers for
different web sites.

Sigh.
 
 
 

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Post by jg7012 » Tue, 10 Feb 2004 08:00:06

ome additional information:

Tried to check out at the online store at www.cinefex.com With IE, when I
fill out their form and click submit, the site does not recognize my
entries, and reports a "no data" error. I was able to check out just fine
with Netscape.

The form's URL is https://www.cinefex.com/cart/checkout.php?out=1.



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Post by Robert Ald » Tue, 10 Feb 2004 14:54:36


Did you try denying use of Scripting instead? (Reply No.)
When I do that a second prompt immediately comes up
but instead of answering it right away I let the rest of the page load
in the background. When the loading settles down see what happens
if you reply Yes to the second prompt.

From previous experience I know that those other two are even more
complicated than that one. Let's concentrate on figuring out why the
simple sites aren't working first and then if necessary deal with the others.


BTW we don't know what your maintenance level is.
Please execute the following script fragment in your Address bar
and post the result.

javascript:navigator.appMinorVersion

Hmm... I just tried to do that on top of the Orbitz page but it didn't work.
Instead I had to first load About:Blank and then try it. Since I still had
all my security settings at Prompt I then got the prompt for this too.



What I saw there was: a redirect to www.hsn.com then the prompt about
Scripts; allowing that got me a brownish background and a prompt about
ActiveX controls and plug-ins; allowing that got me most of the page
then shortly after a prompt for Cookie; meanwhile things continued loading
in the background until finally the Status bar showed:
<example>
(1 item remaining) Downloading data http://www.yqcomputer.com/
</example>
(Unfortunately my screen was normal size otherwise I probably could have
seen more of that path and filename.)
I allowed that Cookie and then got another prompt -- ActiveX control...
safe for scripting. Another Cookie (7 times!) Done. (No? Not yet...)
Do you want to allow scripts to access Java applets? One more Cookie.
Something else flashed by in the Status bar about Java applets
and finally(!) it was done.


So there's no problem with it after all?


HTH

Robert
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Post by jg7012 » Wed, 11 Feb 2004 00:01:33

obert,

My results below.

"Robert Aldwinckle" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
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On Orbitz, if I deny the first script prompt, I immediately get another.
Whether I deny or accept the second one doesn't seem to matter - either way,
the page loads, and everything seems to work except for the calendar options
in the middle of the left column. No calendar pop-ups, and the option for
"flexible dates" doesn't work. Which I guess indicates there's a problem in
the script for that component. Unfortunately my coding skills are too weak
to be able to figure out the exact command in the source that's causing the
hang up.

work.
had

Yeah, I had to do about: blank, too. The script returns:
";sp1;Q330994;Q832894"

loading

On HSN, if I denied the first prompt, I get a prompt about ActiveX. Doesn't
matter whether I accept or deny that, the rest of the page loads. I never
saw the prompt for the cookie.

On ABCNews.com, if I deny the first prompt, I get 3-4 prompts about ActiveX
and a 3-4 about cookies, but the page loads.

Yeah, I never had a problem with my.yahoo - I just threw it in as a control.

So it seems there's some problem with the first script to run on each of
these pages. Can you suggest further troubleshooting ideas?

Thanks for your help,
Jeremy


 
 
 

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Post by Mike Burge » Wed, 11 Feb 2004 01:26:13

jg70124,
From here:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Did you follow-up with: (upper right corner)
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Download the latest version of Windows Script 5.6 for XP\2K
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Try installing that and see if it helps with your problem.
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Post by Mike Burge » Wed, 11 Feb 2004 01:37:22

g70124,

[Should read - XP]
;SP1;Q330994;Q818529;Q822925;Q828750;Q824145;Q832894;

I get 6 (cookie) prompts from hsn.com on entry, and 2 more on exit.
Internet Options | Privacy [tab] | Edit [button]
Is "hsn.com" listed? If exists is it set to "Always Block"?
Several of these are known to cause problems:
1) Zone Alarm Pro [Private Header Info - enabled?]
Reset "Ad Blocking" and "Cookie Control" to "medium"
"Mobile Code Control" = Off

2) Symantec (ISS\NIS)[Enable Browser Privacy - enabled]
Active Content - "Allow All Script To Execute"
Problem: some sites cannot detect the 128 bit encryption
Solution: Completely remove and reinstall NIS.
[more info]
Web Pages Display a Red "X" Instead of a Graphic
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=316545 [Norton Products]

3) Any "ad blocking" software that blocks "http_referer"
or contains entries that are blocking access to the desired site.
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Post by jg7012 » Wed, 11 Feb 2004 01:49:02

Mike,

Thanks for the suggestions. See below for results.




Went there, wouldn't load.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Yeah, I did that a while ago - already have that guy in my system, as far as
I know.
 
 
 

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Post by jg7012 » Wed, 11 Feb 2004 01:53:03

See below.




Hmmm. I've gone to the Windows Update place a bunch of times and loaded
everything it offers up. How do I get those other patches?


No, not listed. I never visited that site before I started this
troubleshooting exercise.


I've got Trend Micro PCillin, but the problem persists even if I disable it.
I'm not using the built-in Microsoft personal firewall.
I've got a router with a built in firewall, but the problem persists if I
bypass it.
I scan with AdAware periodically, but don't have any add blockers running,
that I know of.

Thanks again for the help.

J