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    Internet Explorer 6 SP1 Update: Internet Explorer May Appear to Stop Responding When Requesting Many Objects

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    When Microsoft Internet Explorer makes many requests for objects, it may appear to stop responding, or "hang". Requests to the current Web server do not complete, and the Internet Explorer window displays an arrow-hourglass pointer.
    • Version:

      SP1

      File Name:

      q818506.exe

      Date Published:

      9/18/2003

      File Size:

      376 KB

        When Microsoft Internet Explorer makes many requests for objects, it may appear to stop responding, or "hang". Requests to the current Web server do not complete, and the Internet Explorer window displays an arrow-hourglass pointer. When this problem occurs, images may not appear as expected, and a message may appear in the status bar at the bottom of the window stating that there are a certain number of "items remaining", or it may say "Done".
        This problem may occur if Internet Explorer sends many Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) requests, and then aborts many of those requests. When this problem occurs, HTTP requests to the same Web server do not succeed.

        Note: When you use other Web servers, HTTP requests work correctly.

    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

        This update applies to Internet Explorer 6 SP1 with the following operating systems:
        • Windows XP SP1
        • Windows XP
        • Windows 2000 SP4
        • Windows 2000 SP3
        • Windows 2000 SP2
        • Windows 98 SE
        • Windows NT4 SP6a
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