Since I seem to be on a troubleshooting post streak at the moment, here is another issue for reference.
I’m running a Windows 7 (x64) system, 8 GB system RAM, a fast (but not blazing) standard HDD. Firefox and Chrome are my preferred browsers but I still have Internet Explorer (11) set as my default system browser.
When I do need IE and try to launch it, it can take over 30 seconds to launch…or longer.
It has been a nuisance but since I don’t use IE every day, I haven’t dwelt on it much.
Yesterday I did some Googling on the issue and found a number of links for forums that were addressing a similar problem.
The basic troubleshooting with this type of problem is as follows:
- Launch IE with Add-ons disabled by typing “iexplore.exe" -extoff” in the Run field from the start-menu.
- IE launched super fast. Suggesting that an Add-on was causing the delayed launch.
- Drop into the “manage add-ons” option in IE.
- Select and disable an add-on that may be questionable, save and relaunch IE to test.
- If it didn’t help, re-enable the add-on and move on and disable the next.
- Repeat until the offender is found.
In my case it turned out to be the IE add-on for Fiddler.
Once disabled, IE launches very fast again.
I’ve left it disabled (as I have also done for the Add-on in Firefox) and will enable it “on-demand” when I have a specific need for it in IE.
Just posting in case others have this issue.