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IE "program not responding"

Hi All,

Every time I shut down my PC IE gives me a program not responding message. I have to click end now and then the PC will shut down. I'm able to close IE when I'm through browsing but if I'm shutting down the pc I get the error message every time. Are there any IE repair tools? Any thoughts?



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IE repair tools?

IE usually come with a repair feature. In Add/Remove Programs select Microsoft Internet Explorer the left click the Add/Remove button. The next dialoge box offers three options, choose Repair Internet Explorer and left click on OK and follow the prompts.

If not, try Internet Explorer Fix - General purpose fix for Internet Explorer available at

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Certainly good recommendatons IMO so far. Also, please let me point out that the article "Understanding and Troubleshooting Unrecoverable Errors (Faults) in Internet Explorer (Q276393)" explains that IE runs in what is known as a user-mode (or Ring3) process that means it runs in its own virtual address spaces and does not have direct access to hardware or memory that is not allocated to it by Windows. Please note however, most programs interact with user-mode processes such as ActiveX Controls, Browser Helper Objects, tool bands, and other components that can add custom functionality, such as additional toolbars, wallpaper or banner ads and etc., and anything else added and unnecessarily used for/with IE is going to slow its process.

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