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Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues

Published by Capt.Jack Sparrow
07 Jun 2010
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Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues


Note   Note
You might have issues with Internet Explorer like not opening or crashing often not loading pages etc. Here are few troubleshooting steps that you can do to fix certain issue.

1. The first step which always you could try is to disable the add-ons and see if that works or fix the problem that you have with IE.

Start | Under search | Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)

It will open the Internet Explorer without any add-ons then see if you have the same problem. If that fixes it then next thing is to enable the add-ons one by one to find the culprit.

a. Click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons.
b. Under Show, click All add-ons.
c. Click the add-on you want to disable, and then click Disable

2. To delete ActiveX controls

1.Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.
2.Click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons.
3.Under Show, click Downloaded controls to display all ActiveX controls.
4.Click the ActiveX control you want to delete, and then click More information.
5.In the More Information dialog box, click Remove.

3. Next steps which used to fix almost all the issues with Internet Explorer is to reset the Intenet explorer to Default Settings

1. Close any Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer windows that are currently open.
2. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.
3. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset.
5. Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would like to remove browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, and InPrivate Filtering data.
6. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.
7. When Internet Explorer finishes applying default settings, click Close, and then click OK.
8. Close Internet Explorer.

Your changes will take effect the next time you open Internet Explorer.

OR

You could use Mircosoft Fixit Tool to do it for you.

*

Click this link to download it Reset Internet Explorer settings

Note: This will delete personal settings, some webpages that rely on previously stored cookies, form data, passwords, or previously installed browser add-ons might not work correctly. Resetting Internet Explorer's settings is not reversible.

4. IE is slow to start and/or open new tabs check this article this should help to fix most of the performace issues Unshackling IE8 Performance - EricLaw's IEInternals - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

5. Video freezes or crashes in Internet Explorer or Windows programs


6. Often connection problems are caused by malformed winsock entries and invalid LSPs (Layered Service Providers). LSP entries are responsible for managing your inbound and outbound internet traffic.

Start | CMD | Right Click and Run as Administrator

netsh winsock reset catalog (resets winsock entries)
netsh int ip reset reset.log (resets TCP/IP stack)

Reboot the System then Test it.

7. Quite frequently, internet connection problems can be traced to a corrupted DNS cache. Resetting or Flushing this cache is an easy fix to many of these problems

Start | CMD | Right Click and Run as Administrator

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew


8. I found a Batch File created by an MVP Kai Schätzl Internet Explorer FAQ - Repair IE8 (IE7)

Then see if you can connect to any websites.


Hope this helps,
Captain








07 Jun 2010   #1
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Nice Work Capt., This will come in handy.

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07 Jun 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Nice Work Capt., This will come in handy.
Thank You Derek !!
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07 Jun 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Nice one Cap'n!
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07 Jun 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Nice one Cap'n!
Thank You Ted !!
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07 Jun 2010   #5
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Another nice one, Captain. Good work.
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07 Jun 2010   #6
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Another nice one, Captain. Good work.
Thank You Carl !!
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07 Jun 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Looks good Capt.
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07 Jun 2010   #8
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Looks good Capt.
Thank You !!
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08 Jun 2010   #9
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

A very useful and informative tutorial Capt. it could help a lot of people who may have problems with Internet Explorer, nice work.
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