Internet Explorer sluggish at start
Question : I have a broadband Internet connection. Every time I
try to open Internet Explorer, there is a long delay while it searches for
proxy settings. I get a message "Detecting Proxy Settings." I don't use any proxy.
My response is just to wait. After about 30 to
60 seconds, IE opens up. How can I solve this problem?
Your browser really shouldn't take so long
trying to detect those settings, but since
there's nothing for it to find, you can just
tell IE to stop wasting time looking. Select Tools
I Internet Options and click the Connections tab,
then the LAN Settings button. In the dialog box
that appears, uncheck all the boxes, particularly
the one labeled Automatically detect settings.
Click OK, then OK. Now when you launch the
browser, it will get right to work instead of fooling
around looking for something that doesn't exist.