Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.
For troubleshooting information see:
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on
Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
Since it sounds like google may be involved, I would disable all google
add-ons first when troubleshooting this. If google is the guilty party,
uninstalling, re-downloading and reinstalling the google toolbar may help.
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"seabird" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I am running windows Vista business and am up to date on patches. Also
> decided to make bing my search default provider.
> After I have opened a few tabs - I haven't really kep track of which, but
> Google mail is one of them usually, I decide to do a search. Enter the
> terms into the bing search toolbar and IE locks up. Only recourse so far
> to kill IE and restart it. Haven't had to reboot the box yet...
> Yes I understand that some might recommend moving to a different browser 0
> Firefox has advocates, Chrome has advocates. I may eventually go that
> but I don't want to have to yet.
> Immediate fix is of course to go back to google as default search, but
> is just a cop-out as far as I am concerned. I quite like bing's searc.
> Anyt thoughts on this anyone?