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  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    windows 8

    IE


    I am frequently getting messages that IE has stopped working. If I hit restart the program, the screen will momentarily blank, then return. Sometimes this keeps happening over and over. Is this a computer problem or a provider problem? I have a dish for my internet that I rarely have problems with.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I got so many errors with IE 11, I switched to Opera.
    Just my experience.

    Someone else may find a solution for you.
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  3. #3


    Hi there. You may want to try these: How to repair or reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows
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  4. #4


    Posts : 12
    windows 8


    Thanks for the responses. I've been hunting, so haven't been on the computer much. What is Opera? I went to the link suggested anddid the updates, but windows 8 won't let you uninstall IE. I am going to try to turn it off then back on, haven't tried that yet.
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  5. #5


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hi there. You may want to try these: How to repair or reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows
    Quote Originally Posted by jacoba View Post
    Thanks for the responses. I've been hunting, so haven't been on the computer much. What is Opera? I went to the link suggested anddid the updates, but windows 8 won't let you uninstall IE. I am going to try to turn it off then back on, haven't tried that yet.
    With HippsieGypsie's post, you may have overlooked this part: How to reset Internet Explorer settings
    It is easy to reset IE, and often if will fix the problem. If not, try a SFC scan: SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Hope this helps
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  6. #6


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Follow Sailor's advice and reset IE (Internet Options/Advanced/Reset)


    Opera is an alternate browser like Google Chrome and Firefox. IE can't be uninstalled as you need for Windows Updates. Verify your Windows Updates are current. (Control Panel/System and Security/Windows Updates)


    Also check the event viewer to see errors in the system. (Control Panel/System and Security/Admin Tools/View Event Logs) You probably will see many errors, but just focus on the critical ones and those pertaining to IE.

    Let us know the result.
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  7. #7


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Apparently IE 11 is no longer a program but a FEATURE.

    To 'uninstall' it you turn it off, to reinstall you turn it back on again.

    If you swipe from the right, and search for Features you will find 'Turn Windows Features on and Off' in the results.

    Click image for larger version

    It's good to learn something new every day .
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    Apparently IE 11 is no longer a program but a FEATURE.

    To 'uninstall' it you turn it off, to reinstall you turn it back on again.

    If you swipe from the right, and search for Features you will find 'Turn Windows Features on and Off' in the results.

    It's good to learn something new every day .
    Thanks for posting that, SaggyMaggyPoo.

    Yes, we do learn something new every day. I never knew that was so for IE11. I haven't had to uninstall/reinstall IE since around version 8? I think that came with W7 when released, but v10 in the end. I know it's v11 in W7 now.

    Wondering if MS has configured it this way to get around some local laws?

    I'm thinking this only turns off the feature, not uninstalls it, therefore it remains in the system. I would imagine a reboot is needed for system reconfiguration? Also wondering if this will help the OP. Hopefully so.
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  9. #9


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I'm thinking this only turns off the feature, not uninstalls it, therefore it remains in the system. I would imagine a reboot is needed for system reconfiguration? Also wondering if this will help the OP. Hopefully so.
    I found the information on the Microsoft site. It was the way they were recommending to uninstall and reinstall IE. I don't recall there being anything about rebooting, but it would seem to make sense (and shouldn't hurt anyway??). I never actually tried it as I was able to resolve my issue in a different way.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Wording is conflicting. It is just turned off. Not sure the purpose/advantage of turning off IE as it is need to receive updates.



    Reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8Because Internet Explorer is now a Windows feature in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, you can't uninstall it. However, you can turn it off. To do this, follow the steps in the "Turn off Internet Explorer" section in Install or uninstall Internet Explorer (Install or uninstall Internet Explorer - Windows Help)
    .

    After you turn off Internet Explorer and then restart your computer, Internet Explorer will be removed from your computer.

    You can also turn the Internet Explorer Windows feature back on to reinstall it on your computer.

    Additionally, you can use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files (Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files )
    to validate the corresponding system files before you reinstall Internet Explorer.

    How to repair or reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows
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