Years and 9 or more versions and they lost long ago to Firefox, Chrome, Seamonkey and other browsers. You're not alone with the "what the heck is going on now?" question but try the usual.
In IE, find the reset settings button and clear the caches.
Google stopped responding to IE 9 on my Windows 7 PC last night. Since it responds to my iPhone, I know the website is OK. All other websites respond. I am forced to use Bing, but I want Google. Anyone have any ideas about what could be wrong?