In the ever-evolving digital landscape, Internet Explorer has served as a reliable companion for countless users. However, its occasional crashes and recovery issues can disrupt our browsing experience. In this article, we will explore effective solutions to address and fix these frustrating glitches, ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted browsing journey.

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Run Internet Explorer Performance troubleshooter

To fix Internet Explorer crashing and recovering issues, you can try running the Internet Explorer Performance troubleshooter. This handy tool can help identify and resolve common browser problems.

To run the troubleshooter, follow these steps:

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click on the gear icon in the top-right corner to open the settings menu.
3. Select “Internet Options” from the dropdown menu.
4. In the Internet Options window, go to the “Advanced” tab.
5. Scroll down to the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section.
6. Click on the “Reset” button.
7. Check the box that says “Delete personal settings” and click on the “Reset” button again.
8. Wait for the reset process to complete, then click on the “Close” button.
9. Restart your computer.

By running the Internet Explorer Performance troubleshooter, you can resolve many common browser issues and improve the performance of Internet Explorer.

Scan and repair bad sectors

Scan and Repair Bad Sectors to Fix Internet Explorer Crashing and Recovering

If you’re experiencing issues with Internet Explorer crashing and recovering, it could be due to bad sectors on your PC. To resolve this problem, you can use the EaseUS Partition Master, a reliable partition manager software. Follow the steps below to scan and repair bad sectors:

1. Open EaseUS Partition Master and select the drive where Internet Explorer is installed.
2. Right-click on the drive and choose “Check File System”.
3. Check the box that says “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors” and click “OK”.
4. The software will scan your drive for bad sectors and repair any it finds.

After the scan and repair process is complete, restart your PC and check if the Internet Explorer crashing and recovering issue persists. This method can also be used to fix other browser issues and improve overall system performance.

Remember to regularly scan your PC for malware using reliable antivirus software and keep your Windows and Internet Explorer up to date for a smoother browsing experience.

Disable Add-ons in Internet Explorer

  • Identify problematic add-ons: Determine which add-ons are causing Internet Explorer to crash and recover frequently.
  • Access the Manage Add-ons menu: Open Internet Explorer and click on the Tools menu, then select Manage Add-ons.
    Identify problematic add-ons: Determine which add-ons are causing Internet Explorer to crash and recover frequently.
Access the Manage Add-ons menu: Open Internet Explorer and click on the Tools menu, then select Manage Add-ons.
  • Disable specific add-ons: In the Manage Add-ons window, select the add-on you want to disable and click on the Disable button.
  • Disable all add-ons: If you suspect multiple add-ons are causing the issue, click on the Disable All button to turn off all add-ons at once.
  • Enable add-ons selectively: To re-enable specific add-ons, go back to the Manage Add-ons window and select the add-ons you want to activate, then click on the Enable button.
  • Restart Internet Explorer: Close and reopen Internet Explorer after disabling or enabling add-ons to ensure the changes take effect.
    Enable add-ons selectively: To re-enable specific add-ons, go back to the Manage Add-ons window and select the add-ons you want to activate, then click on the Enable button.
Restart Internet Explorer: Close and reopen Internet Explorer after disabling or enabling add-ons to ensure the changes take effect.
  • Test for stability: Use Internet Explorer and check if it still crashes and recovers. If the issue persists, repeat the process for other add-ons.
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It also ensures that Windows and other programs run smoothly by addressing issues like damaged registry, missing files, or excessive junk. While it cannot directly fix the crashing issue, it can address potential underlying factors that may be contributing to it.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

Resetting Internet Explorer to its default settings can help resolve issues such as crashes and recover its functionality. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Open Internet Explorer and click on the gear icon in the top-right corner to open the Tools menu.
2. Select “Internet Options” from the drop-down menu.
3. In the Internet Options window, go to the “Advanced” tab.
4. Scroll down to the “Reset” section and click on the “Reset” button.
5. A confirmation window will appear, asking if you want to reset Internet Explorer settings. Check the box that says “Delete personal settings” if you want to remove saved passwords, browsing history, and other personal data.
6. Click on the “Reset” button to initiate the process.
7. After the reset is complete, restart your computer.

This should reset Internet Explorer to its default settings and may resolve any issues you were experiencing. Remember to update your browser and install the latest Windows updates for optimal performance.

Update Internet Explorer to the latest version

To update Internet Explorer to the latest version, follow these steps:

1. Open Internet Explorer browser.
2. Click on the gear icon in the top-right corner to access the settings menu.
3. From the drop-down menu, select “About Internet Explorer.”
4. A new window will open, displaying the current version of Internet Explorer.
5. If you’re not using the latest version, click on the “Install new versions automatically” checkbox in the Internet Explorer Settings window.
6. Click on the “Check for updates” button to start the update process.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the latest version.
8. Once the installation is complete, restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Updating Internet Explorer to the latest version can help resolve many issues, including crashes and errors. It’s important to regularly update your browser to ensure optimal performance and security.

Change your browser

Change Your Browser: Fix Internet Explorer Crashing and Recovering

If you’re dealing with frequent crashes and recovery issues in Internet Explorer, it’s time to consider switching browsers. By changing your browser, you can avoid these frustrating problems and enjoy a smoother browsing experience.

Step 1: Choose a reliable browser alternative. Consider options like Opera GX or Microsoft Edge which offer improved performance and security features.

Step 2: Uninstall Internet Explorer. Go to the Control Panel and select Programs and Features. Locate Internet Explorer in the list, right-click, and choose Uninstall.

Step 3: Remove any toolbars or add-ons that may be causing conflicts. Open the browser settings and navigate to the Extensions or Add-ons section. Disable or remove any unwanted or suspicious extensions.

Step 4: Run a malware scan on your computer using reliable security software. This will help identify and remove any potential threats that could be causing Internet Explorer crashes.

Step 5: Update your operating system and all drivers to the latest versions. Keeping your system up to date ensures compatibility and stability with your chosen browser.

Step 6: Enjoy a seamless browsing experience with your new browser, free from the constant crashes and recovery issues of Internet Explorer.

Remember, changing your browser can bring significant improvements to your online activities. Take advantage of the options available and make the switch today.

Use software rendering

If you’re experiencing frequent crashes and recoveries with Internet Explorer, using software rendering may help resolve the issue. Here’s how:

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click on the “Tools” icon in the top-right corner (it looks like a gear).
3. Select “Internet Options” from the drop-down menu.
4. In the Internet Options window, go to the “Advanced” tab.
5. Scroll down to the “Accelerated graphics” section.
6. Check the box next to “Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering.”
7. Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes.

By enabling software rendering, Internet Explorer will rely on your computer’s CPU rather than the GPU for rendering web pages. This can help prevent crashes caused by graphics-related issues. Give it a try and see if it improves your browsing experience.

Check your add-ons

  • Review your add-ons: Ensure that your Internet Explorer add-ons are up to date and compatible with your current browser version.
  • Disable problematic add-ons: Identify and disable any add-ons that may be causing Internet Explorer to crash or freeze.
    Review your add-ons: Ensure that your Internet Explorer add-ons are up to date and compatible with your current browser version.
Disable problematic add-ons: Identify and disable any add-ons that may be causing Internet Explorer to crash or freeze.
  • Manage toolbars: Check and remove any unnecessary or outdated toolbars that might be conflicting with Internet Explorer’s stability.
  • Update your add-ons: Visit the official websites of your add-ons to download and install the latest versions, enhancing compatibility and performance.
  • Reset Internet Explorer settings: Resetting your browser settings can resolve conflicts related to add-ons and restore Internet Explorer’s functionality.
  • Run Internet Explorer without add-ons: Launch Internet Explorer in “No Add-ons” mode to determine if a specific add-on is the cause of the crashing issue.
    Reset Internet Explorer settings: Resetting your browser settings can resolve conflicts related to add-ons and restore Internet Explorer's functionality.
Run Internet Explorer without add-ons: Launch Internet Explorer in "No Add-ons" mode to determine if a specific add-on is the cause of the crashing issue.
  • Re-enable add-ons selectively: Gradually re-enable your add-ons one by one to identify the specific add-on causing the crashes.
  • Consider alternative browsers: If the crashing issue persists, consider trying alternative web browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox for a smoother browsing experience.
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