Multiple instances of "Internet Explorer" and Internet Explorer (32)"

  1. CountryBumkin's Avatar
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    Multiple instances of "Internet Explorer" and Internet Explorer (32)"

    On my Win10 x64 home computer, I find that a I can't always start Internet Explorer (ver 11). I'll click on the icon, the "working" symbol spins for a second and nothing happens.

    Then I open Task Manager, and I find about 10 or 12 instances of Internet Explorer and IE (32) running/open. If I then "End task" for each one. I can then get Internet Explorer working again.

    For some reason IE is not closing fully when I end the session. It appears that I can continue opening/using IE until I get about 10 or 12 instances running then I can't open or use IE again until I close of all the open IE processes in task manger.

    Has anyone else seen this? Any idea what might be causing it?
    Last edited by CountryBumkin; 12 Apr 2016 at 12:00. Reason: more descriptive title
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    1. Try IE in safe mode:
    Run Internet Explorer in Safe Mode (without Add-ons)

    - use Option 2.

    If that works ok, selectively enable add-ons in IE11 and see if you can find out what's causing the problem.
    Post the result.

    If it doesn't, proceed with this:

    2. Try 'uninstalling' IE and reinstalling it.

    Windows key + X, click Control Panel
    Click Programs and Features
    Click Turn Windows Features On or Off
    Untick IE 11
    Now reverse this - and tick IE 11.
    Try starting IE11 and post the result.
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