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Reset Internet Explorer to prevent Windows and Internet Explorer from Crashing in Windows 7

Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer seem to crash more then most software that I used in Windows like Google Chrome which does not crash as often as Windows and Internet Explorer. I found a simple way yo stop Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer from Crashing as often when you open folders, Computer, control panels, Windows and websites.

By resetting Internet Explorer, your computer might run faster, and be more reliable online and offline.

All you have to do is open up Internet Explorer. Go to the tools menu, and click on Internet Options. Lastly, go to the Advance Tab then hit the reset button near the bottom of the advance tab which will reset Internet Explorer back to the default settings.

You can also access Windows Internet Options by typing in Internet Options in Windows 7 search box on the Start menu on the right of the bottom toolbar.

Make Internet Explorer 8 display website correctly by reseting IE8 to the default settings will teach you how to reset IE8 by following my instructions with pictures.

Here is some tips for Adjusting Internet Explorer 8 for Speed Video .

I think over time programs like programs, toolbars, Internet Explorer Add-ons, and plug-ins change the settings and behavior of Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer which can lead to more crashes, and slow down in both Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer since they share a lot of the same files, and settings in Windows. This is one of the reasons why you can’t easily uninstall Internet Explorer without breaking Windows, or limiting Windows features.

If resetting Internet Explorer does not work,  try doing a system restore to the earliest time that Windows work. To open the system restore setting, just click the start menu and type system restore in Windows start menu search bar, and follow the System Restore instructions. Your files and data should be safe after a system restore.

Memory, motherboard, hard drive controller and hard drive failure can also cause Windows explorer and Internet Explorer to fail, so make sure all your computer hardware is in good condition by hiring or finding someone who is knowledgeable in Computer hardware reliability testing.

3rd-party software which are good alternatives to the default Windows software for web browsing, file management, file moving, and operating system.

Google Chrome  is a great alternative to Internet Explorer since Chrome crashes less, and seems faster then IE when I use it as my main Windows Web Browser.

Free Commander is also a  free simple file manager which a good Windows Explorer Alternative.

I also like using TeraCopy to copy, cut, paste, and move my files and folders since it seems a lot faster and more reliable then the default Windows Explorer Copying and cutting program built-in to Windows 7.

If you are tired of Windows, or want to try another operating system as your daily operating system, I recommend Ubuntu Linux which is a free Windows Alternative Operating System based on Linux. Ubuntu also has a Windows installer program called Wubi.exe which makes installing Ubuntu on your Windows computer simpler.

4 comments… add one
  • Paul Johnson January 26, 2012, 2:30 pm

    Nice post, good tips! I also find that deleting the contents of your temporary Internet files folder and clearing any history helps speed up my browser speed.

  • Johnson Yip January 26, 2012, 8:40 pm

    Yes, emptying the temporary internet files, and history speeds up web browsing in Windows, and fix problems with Internet Explorer related to Adobe Flash Player and other plug-ins which are not working fast or at all.

  • Steve February 2, 2012, 12:15 pm


    I do a few other things to speed up Internet Explorer before resetting to system defaults, including Disabling Web Slices & RSS Feeds (I don’t use them), disabling any unused Add-Ons, disabling suggested sites and tweak some of the advanced settings such as unchecking the Always use ClearType for html setting.

    Enjoyed the article,



  • Johnson Yip February 2, 2012, 6:12 pm

    Thanks for the comments, Steve. I find unintalling Toolbars, and disabling plug-ins, and add-ons a quick, safe and easy way for improving Internet Explorer 9 performance as well. If you have Windows Vista, and 7, and you are still using IE 7-8, you should upgrade to IE 9 since it is a big improvement from older versions onf IE which suffer from high Memory usage problems which can be a problem for computer with 1 GB or less of RAM or less.

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