Internet Explorer - This tab has been recovered

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I have been getting errors in IE8/WinXP where the addon is crashing IE which tells me:

This tab has been recovered
A problem with this webpage caused Internet Explorer to close and reopen the tab.
and in extreme cases:
We were unable to return you to
Internet Explorer has stopped trying to restore the website. It appears that the website continues to have a problem.
When a website causes a failure or crash, Internet Explorer attempts to restore the site. It stops after two tries to avoid an endless loop.

This sometimes happens on a page load, and about 50% of the time on a refresh/reload. It does not appear to happen at all if I switch to IE7.

Firefox has no problem. I am using the block from the global scrapbook. If I remove the block, the page reloads fine in IE

There's nothing much else in the page - just an autonav block - no other addons or javascript to get in the way.

I have composed my own skin, which was a modified version of one of the supplied ones. It basically gets rid of the 4px border which I didn't want.

The HTML is all valid (apart from a few missing alt tags etc). I have tried doing a full reset to default settings in IE, still no joy.

Can anyone else shed light on this?

Using C5.4.2.2

Anyone else seen this problem.

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sebastienj replied on at Permalink Reply

Thanks for posting. I will try to find where this come from.. If anyone have the same let me know !

sebastienj replied on at Permalink Reply
I think this is something specific to your browser installation. Maybe you have an add-on that causes this.

I tested your page in IE8 and IE9, refreshed many times, and the browser never crashed.

Please try to test in a different IE8 browser, on a different machine.

jero replied on at Permalink Reply
Not sure how you tested my page - I didn't tell you where it was!

I have just tried to view the page on another machine, in IE8, and this triggered IE to "encountered a problem and needs to close". I tried it on a laptop that had a recent reinstall, and got the tab recovered message.

I only use IE on my dev machine for testing websites, so there are no addons installed except google search. Other machines are clean as well.
Chairmonkey replied on at Permalink Reply
I'm having the same issue with one of my client's sites. The site crashes Internet Explorer 8 while downloading assets. Seems specific to IE 8. This is a major problem as we would like to launch tomorrow.

Edit: I just tested your site in Ie 8.0.6001.18702 and it works fine. This is the same browser that my site is crashing on.
jero replied on at Permalink Reply
I think I found out why this is happening. My template had a couple of CSS references *before* the header_required element was loaded.

I switched to loading the header_required directly after the <head> tag, and all now seems to work fine. No more crashes, even on repeated reloads, which were causing IE8 to chunk.

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