Internet Explorer® Stopped Working Issue
Get to know more about why your Internet Explorer has stopped working.
There could be various causes for problems in Internet Explorer. One common problem is that Internet Explorer stops working suddenly. When this problem occurs, you keep on getting error messages that pop up and that can be very irritating. A general problem encountered very often is that, even when you have fully powered your machine, Internet Explorer may suddenly stop working or gets closed or does not respond at all. There could be several reasons for this problem and it is however, not without a solution. There are different steps which need to be followed in order to troubleshoot this problem.
Here's more about Internet Explorer stopped working problem:
- Why Internet Explorer Closes
- What if the Problem Persists
- Other Methods
Why Internet Explorer Closes
To have a look into the causes which make Internet Explorer unresponsive, the first step you have to take is to reset it. There are a few simple steps, following which you can do this. First of all, you need to close all the Internet Explorer windows that are open on your screen. Then you have to click on the 'Start' button and go to the 'Control panel'; after you click on this, you may change your view from category to icons to find and open 'Internet Options'. Then you need to click on the 'Advanced' tab. Here you can click on 'Reset' and finally on 'OK'.
What if the Problem Persists
If the problem with your browser still persists, you need to check on yet another program. For this, you need to run a clean boot. This also helps, if Internet Explorer crashes. To do this you should click on 'Start' and in the search field, you need to type "msconfig". If you are using Windows XP, you may however need to type these letters in 'Run'. After typing press 'Enter'. Then, if the user account control is prompted, you can click on 'Continue'.
After this, the next step is to click on 'Service tab' and check the box and hide all Microsoft objects. Here you need to disable all and then finish by clicking 'OK'. Reboot again, and check for error messages. Once you don't see any error message, you have to identify the service or the startup item that was causing the problem.