Internet Explorer is one among the most important programs on the Windows operating system. Most Vista users make use of this IE to browse internet and for other web activities. There are other web browsers available like, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc., but Internet Explorer still is a popular internet browser among many Windows users. A common error arising with Windows Explorer is the “Windows Explorer has stopped working” pop-up. This error causes a lot of frustration particularly if you were in middle of some important task. These kinds of Vista problems can be solved in a jiffy. The following guidelines shall help you through this.
Instructions to solve the Vista problems
- Check if a reliable anti-virus software program is installed on your computer. To clear out all possible threats or viruses that might be harming your PC, run the anti-virus software. If you do not have an anti-virus program yet, download an anti-virus software program online.
- Keep your system well-updated. For this, go to Start > All Programs > Windows Update for checking if your Windows software updates are running. If required, update the system with new add-ons by the updates window.
- From the bottom of your desktop, click on the “Start” button and select “My Computer.” Right-click the specific hard drive where Windows is installed and from the menu, select “Properties“. Most computers have Windows installed on the “Drive C.” if you are not sure, check with your computer technician.
- Go to the Tools tab and under Error-checking, click on the “Check Now” button. Before you hit on the Start button, see to it that both options are selected.
- While the operating system is running, schedule the disk check. This will start scan automatically the next time you boot up your PC.
- Click on your desktop’s “Start” button and in the Run bar, type in “msconfig“. From list of results, select the “Msconfig” tool.
- Access the Startup tab and remove the selected entries there. Sometimes, the security software in the PC may be disabled as it causes Windows Explorer issues. Keep it checked.
- Go to Window’s Services tab and from the bottom, tick the “Hide all Microsoft services” option. This will only display third party services. Disable those and restart computer.
These instructions will help you deal with the issue. Bye!