A Blog by Scott Isaacs

Silverlight Hangs My Computer

So after months of forgetting and never thinking about it when I am at my computer, I finally remembered to subscribe to Brad Abrams’ blog today.  I was reading his recent post mentioning Silverlight hosting, when I ran into an increasingly familiar problem I am having on my computer.  I clicked on the link to the Silverlight Streaming site and my browser pegged out the processor and my computer was unusable for a few minutes while I tried to get a Task Manager window into view to kill the process. 

I have Silverlight 1.1.20816.0 installed, and it only seems to happen when I use IE.  I haven’t noticed this with Firefox although I haven’t tried that as much, and I have only noticed it on sites using Silverlight.  I’m on Win XP SP2 with IE7.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Anyone have any thoughts on what I should do to fix this?

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    I had the exact same issue and just ended up uninstalling it. Disappointing to see that it wasn’t just me. 🙁

  2. I’m actually glad to know it wasn’t just me. 🙂 Means most likely I didn’t do something stupid without realizing it… 🙂

  3. This is sweet. I wonder how many people without laptops will bring in their desktops; I know I would.

  4. I accidentally posted comment on the wrong post…

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