This article was previously published under Q323686
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When you are using DHTML to create tables in Internet Explorer, the CPU utilization may increase to 100 percent when you add a row or cell to a table. As you add more and more rows or cells to the table, Internet Explorer may cause the time that the CPU remains at 100 percent utilization to increase exponentially. When this symptoms occurs, Internet Explorer may appear to stop responding (hang).
When you are adding cells to the end of the table, Internet Explorer issues notifications to every cell in every row of the whole table. Depending on the size of the table, the amount of processor time that is needed to complete the notifications would increase.
Internet Explorer 6.0
To resolve this issue, download and install the patch that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
328592 Access Violation in Internet Explorer After You Install Hotfix from Knowledge Base Article Q323686 or After You Install the August 22, 2002, Cumulative Patch
NOTE: This patch requires that you first install the following patch:
323759 MS02-047: August 22, 2002, Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1
No hotfix is currently available.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1.