Internet explorer not working on windows

July 3, 2017

One of the most common issues that most of the IE users face is its regular crash. One moment you will be happy with your browsing speed and the next you will be stuck with a message that “Internet Explorer has stopped working”. If you also face similar issues that internet explorer not working then you can fix the issue by your own.

There may be a number of reasons for the issue but main reason may be associated with add-ons, toolbars, extensions, junkware, and spyware. These issues can be fixed by disabling the add-ons or changing the settings in the Internet Explorer.

What to do when you face “Internet Explorer not working” on Windows

Internet Explorer is the default browser on the Windows operating system. If you face any technical issues while browsing the internet through IE and internet explorer not opening then you can manually troubleshoot and resolve the issue by disabling add-ons and resetting Internet Explorer settings.

Install latest Windows updates

  • Click “Start”, select “All Programs” and click “Windows Update” option. A new window will appear.
  • Click “Search for Updates” link on the left side of the window.
  • Click the “Install Updates” button on the right side of the window.
  • Windows will automatically download and install updates it finds.
  • Restart your computer if prompted.

Delete temporary internet files

  • Click “Start” and go to “Control Panel”.
  • Click “Network and Internet” selection then click “Internet Options”. The Internet dialog box appears.
  • Click the “Delete” button under the “Browser data” section. A new window will appear.
  • Click on the checkbox with “Temporary Internet Files” and click “Delete”.

Remove Add-Ons

  • Click “Start” and type “Internet Explorer” in the Windows search bar.
  • Click “Internet Explorer from the search result.
  • Click on “Settings” and then click on “Manage add-ons”.
  • Under “Toolbars and Extensions” you will see the list of add-ons.
  • Click on all suspicious problematic additions and click the “Disable” button at the bottom of the window.
  • Close “Internet Explorer” and restart your browser normally.


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