Are you also getting the error Internet Explorer has stopped working on your PC while browsing the internet using IE? Well, this error has become pretty common in Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems. If your Internet Explorer is not responding, then you are not the only one. But don’t worry. In this tutorial, we will help you fix this error. We have covered several methods in this article to solve the error. Let’s start with an introduction.

Internet Explorer has been with us since we started using the Internet. It is Microsoft’s official internet browser for their every Windows operating system. Before other internet browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, etc. came into the business, Internet Explorer was the only one. In Windows 10, Microsoft released a new browser Edge, but still, they didn’t remove Internet Explorer.

Over the years, the popularity of Internet Explorer has decreased by a lot. But, many users still rely on IE and use it. And if their favorite browser suddenly starts crashing then they start looking for the answers to this problem. But don’t worry. You won’t have to look any further, as we have researched and created this tutorial with many methods to fix your Internet Explorer. Just follow the methods mentioned below. If a method doesn’t work, move on to the next one. All of these methods work according to the reason behind the error.

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How to Fix When Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working

There are many ways to fix if your internet explorer is not responding and keeps crashing. Follow these methods and their steps to solve the problem.

1. Reset Internet Explorer

The first way to fix the problem is by trying a reset. Follow these steps to do so:

Step 1. Open Internet Explorer and press alt to activate menu bar. Now, go to Tools.

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Step 2. Select Internet Options.

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Step 3. Now, go to Advanced tab and select Reset.

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Step 4. The last step will open a configuration window. Mark the box Delete Personal Settings. And click on OK button.

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2. Uninstall Toolbars

If the above method didn’t work, try this one. Follow these steps.

Step 1. Go to Control Panel. To do this, right-click on Start menu and select Control Panel.

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Step 2. Open Uninstall a program under Programs.

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Step 3. Look for unwanted toolbars in the list and uninstall them.

3. Disable Software Rendering

If you are still facing the problem, follow these steps.

Step 1. Open Internet Explorer. Press Alt to activate menu bar and go to Tools.

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Step 2. Select Internet Options.

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Step 3. Now, go to Advanced tab, and look for Accelerated Graphics under settings.

Step 4. Under Accelerated Graphics, uncheck “Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering”.

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4. Disable Unwanted Add-ons

Many times Add-ons installed by users can interrupt with the browser itself. Disable these Add-ons to check if it fixes the issue. To do so, follow these steps.

Step 1. In Internet Explorer, go to Settings and open Manage Add-ons.

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Step 2. Select the add-ons and right click. Now, click Disable all.

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5. Java, Flash player, and Silverlight: Reinstall all three

If the problem still persists, follow this method.

Step 1. Open Control Panel.

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Step 2. Open Uninstall a program under Programs.

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Step 3. Look for Java, Flash Player, and Silverlight. Uninstall them. Now, reinstall them from their respective websites.

6. Reset Security Zone

In this method, you will have to reset Internet Explorer’s Security Settings Zone. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1. Open Internet Explorer. Press Alt to activate menu bar and go to Tools.

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Step 2. Select Internet Options.

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Step 3. Go to Security tab and click on “Reset all zones to default level”.

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7. Run Microsoft’s Fixits Online

If the last step hasn’t solved your problem, go to following links. Opening these links will download Microsoft Fixit. Run them, and restart your system.
These are the links to Microsoft Fixits:

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/ie_freezes_or_crashes/

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/ie_performance_and_safety/

Following the above methods will solve your problem and your Internet Explorer will start working smoothly.

Conclusion

Browsing the Internet has become a part of our life. And if the browser won’t work, then you will not be able to access the internet. We hope above-mentioned methods solved the error “Internet Explorer has stopped working”. If there are any questions, don’t forget to drop them below in comments.