Reset Internet Explorer

by on March 5, 2010

Q: How come Internet Explorer won’t run for longer than ten seconds?

A: Sometimes Internet Explorer acts up and wont run for many different reasons. If you are running IE7 or later then you can use the following steps to reset IE back to the default settings. Resetting IE back to default settings can solve many common problems but if you forget to uncheck the Delete Personal Settings option you will lose some or your personalization data like bookmarks so please pay attention as you go though the steps.

1. Close all other programs and applications.
2. Go to Start and select Control Panel.
3. Select Internet Options
4 Click on the Advanced tab
5. Under Reset Internet Explorer Settings click Reset…
6. In the dialog box that appears, make sure the box next to Delete Personal Setting is unchecked unless you wish to delete all of your history, favorites, accelerators, etc (details are listed in the dialog box).
7. Click Reset
8. A dialog box will appear showing the status of the reset process. When the process is completed, the Close button will become available. Click Close.
9. Open Internet Explorer. It should function normally.

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