Internet Explorer Not Working
Nobody loves Internet Explorer, right? But still, there are times when we all have to use Internet Explorer (apart from using it to download Chrome or FireFox). Several Internet Explorer users have reported sudden failures and the "Internet Explorer has stopped working" error. This problem and the failures come mainly from faulty .dll files that interfere with the iexplore.exe file. The Internet Explorer dilemma has always been its dependence on the .dll files.
Note: If you have Norton Antivirus installed on your computer, go directly to solution # 2 and it will solve everything for you.
You can fix Internet Explorer crash issues and stop working using the methods detailed below.
Repair Internet Explorer has stopped working Windows8, Windows 7
Start Internet Explorer on your PC
Go to the tools menu.
Now click on Internet Options and click on the "Advanced" tab.
Click on the "Reset" button and check "Delete personal settings". Click on the Reset button again.
Restart the internet browser. This should fix Internet Explorer crash and Internet Explorer has stopped working 'error in Windows 8 or 7. If not, continue.
Find and remove the defective .dll file
Now, we have to manually find and delete that defective .dll that is causing all the damage and causing Internet Explorer to stop working. For that, follow these steps.
Right click on My Computer (This PC) and click on "Manage". Now select and expand "Event Viewer"
Click and expand "Windows Logs"
In Windows Registers, click on "Application".
You will see a long list of records on the right side of the screen.
Now try to locate a Red Cross error about it that is caused by .dll and iexplorer.exe. This error is the one that was generated and recorded when Internet Explorer stopped working. There must be timestamps, locate and search to find the exact related error based on time.
If you find the error, the name of the .dll file will also be mentioned in the logs. Write down and remember the name of the file.
You can repair or delete this file. (Start your computer in safe mode to delete the .dll file).
Reset Security Zone
Security zones and time mismatch error also cause Internet Explorer to stop working. You can edit the Internet Explorer security zone by going to Settings in the Internet options.
Click on the "Security" tab and click on "Reset all zones to the default level".
Make HTML5 as the default player
Internet Explorer has stopped working and Internet Explorer blocking error also occurs while playing videos from YouTube. IE is bullshit with Flash and Adobe, so the best solution is the default HTML5 player update. Here we'll explain to you how to do it.
Go to the HTML5 signup page.
At the bottom of this page, you will see "Request HTML5 player". Click this button and it will make this player the default player in IE. Make sure you have IE 11 and higher for a smooth experience.
Here are some ways you can fix that Internet Explorer has stopped working with Windows 8, Windows 7 issue. This would also resolve Internet Explorer crash. Let us know in the comments in case of any problem.