Fix: Internet Explorer 9 Freezes After Resuming from Sleep

IE started freezing on my Win8 x64 PC whenever I resumed the machine from sleeping.  The GUI would load completely, but would freeze as soon as I tried to load a web page.  It would lock up for about 60 seconds and then come back like nothing was wrong.

  1. Try disabling all add-ons: http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows7/How-to-manage-add-ons-in-Internet-Explorer-9.  This didn’t work for me, but it is always the first step for troubleshooting IE.
  2. If that doesn’t work, try resetting IE settings: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Reset-Internet-Explorer-settings-in-Internet-Explorer-9.  This will require you to restart the computer.  It worked like a charm for me.
  3. If that doesn’t work, check the error logs.  Reproduce the error and make note of the exact time.  Go to start > run and type eventvwr.msc.  Run through the different error lists and look for errors which occurred at the same time as IE froze.  If you can find a suspicious error, try searching for that.
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