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I have a new laptop with Windows 7 operating system and Internet explorer 9. The IE9 starts slowly and I don't know the reason. I disabled the add ins and the problem still the same!

Any ideas?

Update: I removed google as homepage and I used blank instead and it now start quickly but I think this is still a problem!

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What home page is loading? Is there more than one loading? –  Dave M Apr 11 '12 at 1:51
    
have you installed the latest graphics drivers (new laptop does not mean drivers are up to date or installed at all)? –  Baarn Apr 11 '12 at 1:55
    
Google. No it is just one loading (google). –  Majed Apr 11 '12 at 1:55
    
Is anything else loading slowly, or is there plenty of RAM? I don't know why, but lately on my Win7 box when I open IE sometimes it spawns like 5 instances, but only one shows up. This could be what's happening to you, but it's a long shot. Next time it happens, hit Cntrl-Alt-Del and see how many iexplorers are running. –  ekaj Apr 11 '12 at 1:56
    
I removed google as homepage and I used blank instead and it start quickly now but I think this is still a problem because I don't like to start with blank page! –  Majed Apr 11 '12 at 1:59

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A slow DNS lookup could result in a slow load. Try another home page, blank home page or load a page by IP address. After the slow load, does IE function normally?

As changing the homepage changes load time, check DNS and possible connection issue. Try PINGing Google and see if you have a high latency or packet loss. Trace Route (Tracert for windows ) and see if the packets are experincing issues.

Try other home pages.

Try using the IP for Google. From here in NA, Google reports as 173.194.73.104. If it loads fine using an IP, then there is a DNS issue. That could be your ISP or a local router. There could be a number of variables

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Yes it does function normally. –  Majed Apr 11 '12 at 2:04
    
I tried all that and still the same. Just starts quickly when I make the homepage blank! –  Majed Apr 11 '12 at 2:29
    
What was the result for PING and TRACERT? That will help resolve this. Use the Google IP and report results –  Dave M Apr 11 '12 at 2:31
    
Actually I don't know how to do tracert! and I tried other broswers (opera) and firefox and they all start quickly. only IE had this probelm –  Majed Apr 11 '12 at 2:51

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