"David & Goliath" <David & Goliath@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in
>I have Vista Home Premium SP1, IE7. When I click X to close or close IE7
> session or close in the bottom tray, instead of closing IE7, I get a msg
> a msg "IE has stopped working windows is chkg for solution to problem". If
> let it run with circle eventually I get a 2nd popup msg "IE has stopped
> working a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows
> close the program and notify you if a solution is available." If I click
> the 2nd popup to close program it eventually closes but all of this
> is quite time consuming and sometimes IE7 seems to get hung and Control,
> Delete to Task Manager to shut it down doesn't always work requiring a
> Restart or Shutdown. Sometimes IE7 seems to restart itself during this
> process. Any suggestions on what is causing this and how to fix it?
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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