How to Fix Internet Explorer Not Working?

Fix the internet explorer not working or Internet Explorer is not opening properly, opens but crashes and closes. This might be due to the reason that low memory or damaged files or in the worst scenario virus hence corrupted.

Fix Internet Explorer Stopped Working/Opening

The one common solution given by Microsoft is in the internet explorer browser select tools and then click on internet options. Then, select the advanced tab and choose the reset option. In the reset explorer settings dialog box, select Reset. After the process, is over, click ok.

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Now, your internet explorer gets set to the default version. Hence, before using restart the pc. Remember, resetting the internet explorer means all the previous works will be lost and no way to regain them back.

Now let us try doing the various methods to fix the internet explorer not working in windows 10. You can try these methods for windows 7 also.

Method 1: Update your video driver.

When this driver gets corrupted or is not updated this issue occurs. For this:

  • Firstly, download and install Driver Easy. This can be searched and find out from google.
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  • Then, Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
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  • Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
  • Restart your PC and check if Internet Explorer works properly.

Method 2: Remove all the add-ons

These are the extensions that we allow while browsing the internet. Sometimes these might If one of your add-ons is faulty, or for some reason conflicts with your browser or your other add-ons, it can cause the Internet Explorer has stopped working issue. So, to solve this:

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  • On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter.
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  • Click Programs and then click Manage add-ons.
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  • You’ll then see a list of all your Internet Explorer add-ons. Disable each add-on in the list, one at a time, by clicking it, then click Disable.
  • Restart your computer and check if Internet Explorer now works.

Method 3: Uninstalling the toolbar

Sometimes the toolbars may be corrupted for that there is a separate procedure.

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  • On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
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  • Right-click on each toolbar in your list of programs and features and click Uninstall/Change.
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  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Restart your computer and check if Internet Explorer now works.

Method 4: Reset your security zones to default

If you changed the security zone of this explorer or maybe some app that you have installed that might have changed will lead to the occurrence of internet explorer not working.

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  • On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter.
  • Click Security and then choose Reset all zones to default level.
  • Click OK.
  • Restart your computer and see if Internet Explorer works properly. If the problem persists

Now, this method has a problem as when you do this some cookies might get changed and you may also lose the pinned tabs and bookmarks also.

Steps to Reinstall Internet Explorer

This method can be done with windows 10,8,8.1,7.

  • On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
  • Click Turn Windows features on or off.
  • Deselect Internet Explorer. In windows 10 it is internet explorer 11.
  • It will ask for confirmation, Click Yes to confirm.
  • Now, Click OK and wait until Internet Explorer turns off.
  • Restart your computer. Now repeat the above process with a change.
  • On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
  • Click Turn Windows features on or off.
  • Tick the Internet Explorer checkbox, then click OK.
  • Wait until Internet Explorer turns on.
  • Re-launch Internet Explorer and now it has to work properly.

For Windows 7 the internet explorer stopped working issue can also be solved by just running the troubleshooter. Or by the control panel method as in windows 7, we have the control panel.

Disabling and enabling Internet Explorer through the Control Panel

  1. Right-click on the Start button, and select Control Panel.
  2. Select Programs and then choose Programs and Features.
  3. Select Turn Windows Features on or off.
  4. In the Windows Features window, uncheck the Internet Explorer program option.

Now, try working with the internet explorer and see if this happens. And it keeps on looping or repeating for this:

  • Press Windows key + W to open settings search tab.
  • Type troubleshooter in the search tab and click find and fix on the lefthand side of the screen.
  • You have a search bar on a new page on the top right corner, type Internet Explorer.
  • Now, you have to search results, click on Internet Explorer Performance, a new window will popup.
  • Click next in this window and it will detect the concern and fix it automatically.

Sometimes, when you don’t update the internet explorer also the issue keeps on repeating or looping.

Please install the latest updates.

  1. Press Windows key + W to open settings search tab.
  2. Click on Change PC Settings.
  3. Click on Windows Update.
  4. Press on Check for Updates, and follow the on-screen instructions

With this, the issue of internet explorer not working loop is solved.

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