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Windows Explorer has stopped working

St3
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Registered: 13-07-2012

Windows Explorer has stopped working

I seam to be getting this a lot when surfing normal webpages like bbc news etc.... I use win 7 ie11. Anyone else get this ? Is there anything I can do to fix it other than install a different browser Huh Ive ran virus scans and malware scans but they pick nothing up, my computer itself runs fine.,
Just seams to be that ie11 crashes now and again for no reasons I can think off, I don't run addons or anything
Win 10
i7 7700k
GTX 970
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BruceMcTavish
Grafter
Posts: 47
Registered: 29-09-2014

Re: Windows Explorer has stopped working

First off, Windows Explorer is not a browser.
Simplest way forward is to install a new browser and try it. If it fixes the problem you know what the issue was.
Starb7
Hooked
Posts: 6
Registered: 08-01-2015

Re: Windows Explorer has stopped working

Hi St3
Open Control Panel and go to Internet options, go to the Advanced Tab and click the first check box 'Use Software rendering..." and save the settings.
Open a web page up, bbc.co.uk is a good one to try and see if it is OK.
Note that you can also do this within IE but if it's crashing, you might not be able to get to the Tools>Internet Options menu!
Cheers
Starb
St3
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Posts: 2,431
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Registered: 13-07-2012

Re: Windows Explorer has stopped working

altho this posts very old now, just wanted to point out that since switching to chrome ive had no futher issues Smiley
Win 10
i7 7700k
GTX 970