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Windows 7: Only ie8 opens, the rest crash on opening

25 Nov 2014   #1

Win 7 Professional x64
Only ie8 opens, the rest crash on opening

Hi everyone,

I haven't used Internet Explorer since i built my PC 2-3 years ago preferring chrome or firefox. The issue is as soon as i click on the IE icon, it flashes open then immediately crashes. I have to be running IE11 for some specific company software.

I raided heaps of other threads to check for fixes and have tried everything I could find. I now at least have IE8 running (slowly) but it opens. As soon as i try an update it to a newer version, the same crash and burn happens again, and i have to go through the process to remove it and go back to 8.

So what I have tried:
turned off all IE add-ons etc.
reset IE from the internet options - advanced tab
unticking in windows features and unticking it from installed updates with all the restarts as required.
A few different IE fixer progs found over at major geeks
Only after doing all this then booting into safe mode did IE8 work.
As soon as I try and upgrade to 9, 10 or 11 - we go back to the crashing.

Getting pretty frustrated with it, so any help would be much appreciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2014   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Switch to Software rendering,

Use Clean boot,
Click Start and type in the search box,
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Only ie8 opens, the rest crash on opening

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