How to Fix A Browser

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The most commonly encountered problems with the Internet Explorer browser includes failed startup, stops responding or restarts. Update your anti-virus software and then scan for viruses. The presence of a virus on computer can cause Internet Explorer to malfunction. There are a few other options that you can try to overcome this problem. As a last resort, reinstall Internet Explorer.

Restore the Default Internet Explorer settings

  • Go to "Start" and click on "Control Panel."

  • In the 'Control Panel' window that opens, double-click on the "Internet Options" icon.

  • In the "Internet Properties" dialog box that opens, click on the "Advanced" tab.

  • Click on the "Restore Defaults" button, click on "Apply" and then click on "OK."

Run the System File Checker (SFC)

  • System File Checker (SFC) checks the computer for critical errors and missing operating system files. To run SFC, go to "Start" and click on "Run."

  • In the 'Run' dialog box, type "sfc /scannow", press "Enter" and then wait for the process to complete.

  • If there are problems then you will be informed, otherwise SFC closes without informing after completion of the scan.

Reinstall Internet Explorer 6

  • Go to "Start" and click on "Run."

  • In the 'Run' dialog box, type "drive_letter:\WINDOWS\inf" and then press "Enter." Replace the drive_letter here with the drive-letter (C: or D: or E:) on which Windows is installed.

  • Find the "ie.inf" file, right-click on it and then click on "Install."

Reinstall Internet Explorer 7 or Higher

  • Select and download the Internet Explorer of your choice.

  • Double-click on the downloaded file to run it.

  • On the license agreement page, click on "I accept" and then click on "Next."

  • Select the location where you want to install Internet Explorer and then click on "Next." This will install Internet Explorer.

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