If your Internet Explorer web-browsing experience is excruciatingly slow and buggy, in spite of the fact that you are connecting through a high-speed Internet connection on an extremely fast computer, then it may be time for some serious Internet Explorer repair.
If Internet Explorer is constantly “hourglassing”, then it may be an indication of a problem with your Windows registry. Typically, if you are already running antivirus and anti-spyware software on your PC, and you are still experiencing this problem, then you can rule both of these out. The next logical thing to check is the registry.
The Windows registry is your computer’s master database. All of the configuration settings for all of the hardware and software installed on your machine, all of the user accounts on your machine, your computer’s network settings, your operating system settings, file associations, start up and shut down settings, and even security settings are all stored in this database.
Therefore, if something happens to the data within the registry, such as data corruption, invalid links, obsolete links, and data integrity errors, this can severely impact your Internet Explorer web browsing experience. This is because Internet Explorer, like every other program on your PC, is constantly reading from and writing to the registry. Therefore, Internet Explorer is heavily reliant upon the registry to be error-free and that the data contained therein should be optimized for speedy read / write access.
It is inevitable that, over time, as you add or remove software or hardware from your machine, and as you download things from the Internet, that your Windows registry is going to experience some type of corruption or that your data will become extremely unoptimized. This can cause future search and update operations against the registry to grow to be increasingly inefficient.