How to Fix Broken and Slow Tab Issues in Internet Explorer 8

Tabs not working properly in Internet Explorer 8?

Taking very long to load Tabs in Internet Explorer 8?

Open in New Window not working in Internet Explorer 8?

Causes: A registry entry is missing or damaged. This happen if Internet Explorer 8 ( IE8 ) is not installed properly on your computer. You may have not restarted your computer after uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 or your something might have happened during the installation of Internet Explorer 8.

How to fix it:

a. Run Command Prompt (you will need to run a administrative command prompt – Run ad Administrator)

b. Type Following Command

regsvr32 actxprxy.dll

c. Press ‘Enter’ Key in your keyboard

d. You will see a Small Box appearing which says ” DllRegister Service in actxprxy.dll is succeeded”

e. Click Start, and then click Run.

f. In the Open box, type regsvr32 shdocvw.dll.

g. Click OK, and then click OK again.

h. You will get this message: DllRegisterServer in shdocvw.dll succeeded.

i. Now restart your computer.

Your tab issue should be resolved by now.

8 Responses to “How to Fix Broken and Slow Tab Issues in Internet Explorer 8”

  • Shawn Faulkner

    Thanks, IT worked!
    I am forever in your debt.

    Great Article


  • i have a similar problem with my new laptop i have had about a month, tabs do not open or when i close a tab it does not go away then the inet crashes, soooooo anoying! do you think changing to a different browser will help?

  • I ran it as an adminstrator and got the same problem mentioned before. ??

    Every time I open a tab some random website comes up “blogpear” something –and says cannot display web page. Ugghh!

    I’m pretty sure I installed IE8 correctly b/c it has been working FINE until a few weeks ago.

    Any help?

  • Right on with the fix Dude, I’m a no nonsense engineer and the registry fix was perfect !

    Thank You

  • At Jason B:

    Did you run your cmd as an Administrator?

    I had the same issue and when i ran cmd as an administrator, it worked perfectly.

    Let me know if this works for you.

  • Yeah, I had the exact same issue.

    Just a temporary fix for you – something i do…. when the particlar tab doesn’t work, click ‘new tab’, then type or ‘copy and paste’ the web address into the second tab, hit enter.
    It always works for me right away.

    (That said, I would like to have this sorted!)

  • How can I do this in Windows 7? I get an error when I try to run regsvr32 shdocvw.dll

    It say s “The module “shdocvw.dll” was not loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found. make sure that “shdocvw.dll” is a valid DLL or OCX files and then try again”.

    Does this mean that Windows 7 does not rely on this DLL?

    I’m having the same problems with IE8 Tabs and would love to resolve this problem.

    Thanks for any feedback.

  • Good article, Thanks. Thanks.

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