How To Fix And Resolve Internet Explorer 10 Crashes

Although Internet Explorer is a popular browser and many people use it because it comes pre-installed with Windows. Internet Explorer does have some issues with the frequent crashes, hanging and slow startup times. But if we look at the browser with security point of view, Internet Explorer is still the king of browsers.

If we search our archives, we have already written about how to fix Internet Explorer crashes and how to get rid of script errors in Internet Explorer. But it was long ago and the information and fixes provided in those articles may not be working in the latest Internet Explorer 10. So I decided to revisit the topic and update it with respect to Internet Explorer 10.

We will provide some fixes that may work for you for troubleshooting Internet Explorer 10. These fixes should also work on previous versions of IE like IE 7, IE 8 and IE 9.

Method 1: Clearing the cached data

Internet Explorer and all other browsers cache the browsing data so that it can be accessed faster the next time. Sometimes these caches files will become corrupted and will cause problems for the browser. So we will clear the cache in IE 10 in the steps below.

  1. Go to Internet Explorer –> Tools –> Internet Options –> General tab.
  2. Under Browsing history, click on the Delete button and check everything.
  3. Click on the Delete button to clear all the cache.
    Delete browsing history in IE 10

Method 2: Disable Add-ons

Some add-ons will interfere with the operations of Internet Explorer and will hinder the performance of the browser. It is always advisable to keep the number of enabled add-ons to a bare minimum.

  1. Go to Internet Explorer –> Tools –> Internet Options –> Programs tab.
  2. Click on the Manage Add-ons button to see which add-ons are currently active in Internet Explorer.
  3. You may want to disable all add-ons and enable them one by one for troubleshooting purpose.
    Internet Explorer 10 manage add-ons

Method 3: Reset Internet Explorer Settings

Sometimes, while playing with the settings, we enable or disable a setting that would halt Internet Explorer’s default functionality. The best example in this regard are the privacy and security settings. We can reset Internet Explorer settings in this case.

  1. Go to Internet Explorer –> Tools –> Options –> Advanced tab
  2. Click on the Reset button to reset all the settings and bring Internet Explorer to its default settings.
    Reset Internet Explorer settings

Method 4: Using Microsoft Fixit tools

Microsoft provides with fixit tools for automatically fixing common errors in Internet Explorer. According to Microsoft:

A runtime error is a software or hardware problem that prevents Internet Explorer from working correctly. Runtime errors can be caused if a website uses html code that is not compatible with the web browser functionality.

Fixit tool for Internet Explorer runtime errors

While this can be fixed manually but Microsoft provides a quick fixit solution for common runtime errors. An example of a runtime error will be like this:

A Runtime Error has occurred.
Do you wish to Debug?
Line: line number
Error: nature of script error

Download Fixit for common runtime errors.

The above tool also includes the fix for Visual C++ runtime errors.

If you encounter problems with Internet Explorer and the above methods do not resolve the problem for you, you may comment below and we will try to find a solution for you.

15 thoughts on “How To Fix And Resolve Internet Explorer 10 Crashes

  1. a program caused internet explorer to stop working windows is searching for a solution to the problem. thats all i get everytime i open IE10 any help would be greatly appreciated,thank you for your time.i have tried all the how to fix suggestions mentioned on here but nothing worked, I AM LOST

    1. I kept getting this same message, and called Microsoft support. The tech. took control of my computer and downloaded google chrome. Pretty funny when a Microsoft tech downloads another search engine to be able to fix their problem.

  2. i have tried all these but my IE10 still wont work. Every time i open it it says,Internet Explorer has stopped working A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. So then i hit close program and it says windows is searching for a solution to the problem but then repeats it all over again. I have no idea how to fix this,it is driving me crazy. I would love some help with this issue if there is an answer. Thank you for your time.

  3. Every time I use Internet Explorer 10 it states in a small window,Another program has a corrupted Internet Explorer it then shows another Window that Bing will be my new default browser . I tried bypassing Internet Explorer 10 by making Google or Firefox my default browser ,making them the number one choice as my browser but the program innediately switches it back to Bing as my default browser.See the above listed info by Forrest.

    1. First of all, remove every search provider installed in your Internet Explorer 10 by going to Internet Options –> Programs –> Manage Add-ons. Clean up the Search Provider list as well as toolbars and accelerators.

      Secondly, set proper file associations for Internet Explorer. If you want to open everything in Firefox or Google Chrome, make sure that you have selected the appropriate browser under Default Programs under Control Panel.

  4. Hiyas, thanks for this information. I am having an issue I can’t find ANYWHERE online! I have a Lenova Thinkpad, twist. it’s a windows 8 with IE 10. Anyways, the issues I have are:
    1. IE 10 seems to think about 90 percent of the time they can just clear my home page tabs. I have a list of about 5 that I want to come up every time. It seems to be random, sometimes it lags up or jams, but other times I just close IE like normal and when I open it up again they are gone! The generic tab it puts in place of mine is “http:///” (yes with 3 /’s). So of course an error screen comes up.
    2. The second issue I have is with the search in Window’s 8. I used to be able to search (on my previous computers) through files for company names etc. (I work from home and it enabled me to search for contact info etc in the files itself to pull up information). It seems like now when I search, it ONLY searches for the file name. I have it set to check subfolders and under advanced searches I have “search partial names” as well as “File contents” and “System files”.

    I hope this gives you enough information to understand what I am talking about. Please help me. Both issues “cripple” me in regards to work (I work from home and do employment background checks).

    Thank you in advance!

  5. Internet Explorer on Windows 8,just keeps saying another program has corrupted Internet Explorer,it then switches over to Bing as my default search engine.I deleted Bing,no difference I attempted to download IE 10 again but Microsoft site just repeats I already have Internet 10.Windows 8 has been trouble free for months until this corrupted file notice started every time we use IE 10. I made Internet Explorer my default browser ,no luck refreshed Windows,no luck,ran a complete defrag,and file correction program in the command icon ,no luck,.It states a program that was downloaded has corrupted IE,and will return to the default browse Bing.Any ideas?

    1. If you have a Windows 8 recovery DVD you can run a system file scan. This may take some time but it will reset Internet Explorer to its default position. Run the scan using the command:
      sfc /scannow

      1. I had a windows 8 recovery disc,it did nothing at all cause I still have te same problem. I did everything that was suggested in the above article to fix corrupted file and nothing worked including resetting windows 8.

  6. Just to let everybody know that Internet Explorer is still the most use browser with more than 53% market share. These stats are for September. See the attached image showing the browser market share graph.


Post Comment