"Maveth" <Maveth@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> The same thing is happening to me, though I use XP. It happened suddenly
> without any installations or anything to cause it.
> I click the icon, the window for IE7 pops up briefly and just crashes
> without a warning or error messege. I can't even open my email through
> "Tim" wrote:
>> I try to open IE7 and it crashes as soon as I click the icon.
>> Methods tried:
>> No add-on mode - did not work
>> Resetting internet options - did not work
>> This is on a Vista Business machine with SP1. The OS was installed on the
>> computer last Friday. All updates are current.
>> I installed IE8 Beta 1 just to see if it would work and it did.
>> So IE7 crashes on opening, IE8 works perfectly. I can live with IE8 but
>> would really like to know why IE7 craps out. It is driving me nuts.
I know of three causes for the vast majority of such problems:
1. You might have incompatible add-ons:
Go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools
and click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).
2. Tools | Internet Options | Advanced
Scroll to the bottom and click Reset Internet Explorer Settings. Read this
How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES):
Note that the Reset IE Settings button will delete AutoComplete data (such
as passwords.) Do you have those backed up?
3. Malware already installed on the computer: Help with malware
All MS-MVP Sites.
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
whose ads for
malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince you that you
owe it to the author. See also:
Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
You might also try the steps here:
"Internet Explorer stops responding, stops working, or restarts"
Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM
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