Posted 22 September 2006 - 06:46 PM
Hi I am running XP home SP2 with all current updates applied. My system is 1ghz laptop with 256 mbytes of RAM. I just installed IE 7.
When I run IE, I get multiple iexplore.exe's running. I start out with two. Then it adds more and more iexplore.exe. Right now I have 16 iexplores running. Most consume only a meg of memory, but 4 of them are in the 16-20 mbytes. With only 256 RAM, the system gets really slow. Earlier today I had 20 iexplore's running. At that point all I could do was reboot and wait.
When I run opera it only starts 2 iexplore's. I can run opera all day and not have a problem. I would like to use IE because there are some sites that don't play nice with opera. Also opera doesn't have a spell checker that works well. IE works with ispell and that is an advantage.
I can kill the processes one at a time and get back to normal, but that is time consuming and I have to do it every hour or so. If any one has a fix for this, please let me know