Windows 10: Internet Explorer 11 Will Not Open

Discus and support Internet Explorer 11 Will Not Open in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; IE 11 will not open. I’m on Windows 10 and have been trouble free since upgrading from Windows 7 some months ago. I had been using IE 11 without any... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Nivrip, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. Nivrip Win User

    Internet Explorer 11 Will Not Open


    IE 11 will not open. I’m on Windows 10 and have been trouble free since upgrading from Windows 7 some months ago.

    I had been using IE 11 without any problems and then had about an hour and a half break. I returned to the PC to find that the programme (IE11)would not open at all.

    First, I rebooted, no change. Then I tried resetting IE to its default state, no change again. However, the instructions for doing this state “click Close and then OK” but on clicking “Close” the whole thing disappears and there is no option to click “OK”. Is this relevant?

    Then I went to System Restore. Something must have happened towards the end of last session I had because I found a System Restore point just before I finished the session. Anyhow, I tried three different System Restore points, including that last one, but all of them failed to restore the system due to error 0X80070005. So, no further forward.

    Then I tried Troubleshooting in the Control Panel but again no joy.

    I do have Microsoft Edge which works perfectly well and, as far as I know, everything else on my PC is working too.

    Where can I go from here? All comments gratefully received.

    :)
     
    Nivrip, Nov 24, 2016
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  2. Internet Explorer 11 Will Not Open

    See if you can open and browse with IE using either one of these procedures.

    Try both and let us know which worked (if either did.)

    1. Open Run from [Windows logo key + r] Type in iexplore.exe -extoff (iexplore.exe<space>-extoff) then hit Enter. This will open Internet Explorer in no add-ons mode.

    2. Open Run from [Windows logo key + r] Type in iexplore.exe -nohome(iexplore.exe<space>-nohome) then hit Enter. This will open Internet Explorer to a blank homepage.

    Don
     
    Don Varnau, Nov 24, 2016
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  3. Internet Explorer 11 Will Not Open

    Thanks for the update.

    Don
     
    Don Varnau, Nov 24, 2016
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  4. torre Win User

    Internet Explorer 11 Will Not Open

    To reset IE Internet Options/Advanced/Reset.

    0X80070005 error normally pertains to an update issue (not being able to install) Have you checked for recent updates ?
    You may want to google the error number for other info.

    Also, run sfc/scannow to check for file corruptions. Click on the tutorials or use the search block above for more info on the issue.

    As a last resort, you may have to Reset. Settings/Update/Recovery
     
    torre, Nov 25, 2016
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  5. Nivrip Win User
    Hi torre,

    I've checked all the recent updates and all seems to be OK.

    I've also run through sfc/scannow and it did, at first, tell me that there were errors I then ran through the sfc/ repair set up which told me that the errors had been repaired but still no luck.
     
    Nivrip, Nov 25, 2016
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  6. torre Win User
    - Did you try a System Restore after the sfc/scannow ?

    - Did you try to reset IE ( Internet Options/Advanced/Reset) ? (I do not recall an "ok/close" option when I have reset IE. As I recall, it required a browser restart of a system restart)

    - Have you scanned for malware ?
     
    torre, Nov 25, 2016
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  7. Nivrip Win User
    Hi again torre,

    Many thanks for all your help and suggestions.*Smile

    The good news is that my problem has been resolved. It was suggested to me that I switch off Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free. When I did this everything returned to normal. This is very strange as that program has been on my PC for well over six months ! There may have been a recent update and I suspect that it was this that caused the problem.

    Let's hope this is some help to others in the future. *Smile
     
    Nivrip, Apr 5, 2018
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