Internet Explorer® is the web browser that is used by almost every 90’s buddy. Today there are various web browsers available for accessing the internet but back in days, Internet Explorer® was one top choice for browsing. Microsoft provides Internet Explorer® as an inbuilt web browser. People merely find any issues while using this IE and it is also known as one of the most reliable web browsers. Today people prefer using other web browsers as they can use various plugins on them. Many people reported that they are facing Internet Explorer® stopped working Windows 7 issue. Most of the browser errors occur due to run-time issues.
Here are some common methods for fixing that Internet Explorer has stopped responding Windows 7 error.
Reset your Internet Explorer
Before searching for another solution; resetting Internet Explorer® can be a method for troubleshooting this error. This kind of error can occur when the settings of Internet Explorer® are not configured properly. Resetting IE can be beneficial for fixing Internet Explorer® has stopped working issue.
- Hit Windows and R keys simultaneously
- Type inetcpl.cpl
- Hit Enter button
- Now go to the advanced tab
- Click on Reset button
- Tap on Delete Personal Settings
- Hit the Reset button
These steps will reset your Internet Explorer® browser. Now try to run your browser. If you are still facing the same error then try other solutions.
Uninstall your antivirus
An antivirus is a necessary tool for securing your device’s various malware attacks. It monitors all the traffic activities of your device. If finds anything suspicious; it immediately blocks it. But sometimes, the antivirus can cause conflict with various software programs. Try uninstalling your antivirus.
- Go to program and features
- Hit on the Control Panel
- Now go to programs
- Tap on Programs and features
- Click on antivirus and hit the uninstall button
- Restart your device
Now run Internet Explorer®. If your IE is still giving you the same error then install your antivirus immediately because without antivirus your device will get prone to various malware.
Try System File Checker
Run time error can also occur when there is any kind of issue in program files. Windows provide a system file checker tool for restoring the file corruption on your device.
- Go to the start menu
- Type command and hit the enter button
- Permission dialog box will display on the screen
- Click on Yes button
- A blinking cursor will appear on your desktop screen
- Type sfc/scannow
- Press the Enter button
- Windows File Checker tool will start scanning files that are causing any kind of errors.
The scanning process will take some time. After completing the scanning process; you will get some on-screen commands. Follow the on-screen instructions for finishing the scanning process. Now restart your device and then try to run Internet Explorer®. Sometimes Windows issues can also prevent IE from running properly. Check whether Internet Explorer® has stopped Working Windows 10 also. If your browser is not running on any Windows OS then you may seek other solutions.
You can also visit direct Microsoft website www.support.microsoft.com to complete your setup.