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Internet Explorer imposes a time-out limit for the server to return data. By default, the time-out limit is as follows:
|Internet Explorer 4.0 and Internet Explorer 4.01||5 minutes|
|Internet Explorer 5.x and Internet Explorer 6.x||60 minutes|
|Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8||60 minutes|
When the server is experiencing a problem, Internet Explorer does not wait endlessly for the server to return data.
Applications that use the WinINet API directly will experience the following ReceiveTimeout values:
|WinINet.dll version 4.x||5 minutes|
|WinINet.dll versions 5.x and 6.x||60 minutes|
|WinINet.dll versions 7.x and 8.x||30 seconds|
You can locate the version of WinINet.dll in the %windir%\system32 directory.
You can usually break down long processes into smaller pieces. Or, the server can return status data to update users about the process. In addition, you can create a long server process that has a messages-based or asynchronous approach so that it returns immediately to the user after the job is submitted, and then notifies the user after the long process is finished.
To have us change the default time-out setting to 5 minutes for the Internet Explorer, go to the "Here's an easy fix" section. If you prefer to fix this problem manually, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Here's an easy fixTo fix this problem automatically, click the Download button. In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.
- This automatic fix will change the default time-out setting to 5 minutes for the Internet Explorer.
- This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
- If you’re not on the computer that has the problem, save the easy fix solution to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
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To change the default time-out setting for Internet Explorer in Internet Explorer 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or a later version, follow these steps:
- Start Registry Editor.
- Locate the following subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
- In this subkey, add a ReceiveTimeout DWORD entry that has a value of (<number of seconds>)*1000. For example, if you want the time-out duration to be 8 minutes, set the value of the ReceiveTimeout entry to 480000 (<480>*1000).
- Restart the computer.
Did this fix the problem?Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this section. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
Article ID: 181050 - Last Review: Jun 7, 2017 - Revision: 2