Windows 10: Start Menu, Search bar, Internet Explorer, and Windows Defender stopped working or crashes....

Discus and support Start Menu, Search bar, Internet Explorer, and Windows Defender stopped working or crashes.... in Cortana to solve the problem; Hi all, Start Menu, Search bar, Internet Explorer, and Windows Defender all of a sudden stopped working. Whenever I try opening explorer, search, or... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by AJGC15, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. AJGC15 Win User

    Start Menu, Search bar, Internet Explorer, and Windows Defender stopped working or crashes....


    Hi all,


    Start Menu, Search bar, Internet Explorer, and Windows Defender all of a sudden stopped working. Whenever I try opening explorer, search, or defender, it would open the browser then all of a sudden crash without going into menu screen in the browser. For the start menu, whenever I click the windows icon or the press the windows key on the keyboard, the cursor would show the loading sign but the start menu will not open.


    I have tried most options including using the power shell command and command prompt lines to reinstall windows apps and also tried lines that restore windows settings. I have not tried re-installing windows since it would uninstall applications which I cant find the installer for anymore, I would hope to do this as a last resort.


    Also, I made sure that my windows is updated. So i am not sure what the problem is.


    Any help at all would be appreciated. Thanks all!

    :)
     
    AJGC15, Dec 6, 2019
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  2. Pavan_N Win User

    internet explorer has stopped working

    Hi Lawrence,

    Please answer these questions to assist you better.

    What is the exact error message you get?

    I suggest you to refer the link below and follow the troubleshooting steps suggested.

    What to do when Internet Explorer isn't working.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/ie-crashes-stops-working#ie=ie-11

    Do let us know if Internet Explorer started working. Thank you.
     
    Pavan_N, Dec 6, 2019
    #2
  3. Internet Explorer has stopped working

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing in accessing Internet Explorer on your device as it crashes.

    Do let us know:

    • If you have made any changes to the operating system that might have resulted in causing this issue?
    • If you were able to see any error code/ error message when Internet Explorer crashes?

    Try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to run the Internet Explorer Performance troubleshooter.

    • Press Windows key, type troubleshooting
      and select it.
    • Click on View all in the left pane.
    • Click onInternet Explorer Performance and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Step 2: I suggest you to perform some of the troubleshooting steps from the link below link, Turn off add-ons, Reset Internet Explorer Settings, Open the page in Compatibility View etc. and check if it helps:

    What to do when Internet Explorer isn't working

    Disclaimer: The Reset Internet Explorer Settings
    feature might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added to the list of Trusted Sites. The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might also reset parental control settings. We recommend that you note these sites before you
    use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature. Also re-enable the add-ons..

    Hope it helps. Get back to us for further assistance on this issue. We will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Dec 6, 2019
    #3
  4. Start Menu, Search bar, Internet Explorer, and Windows Defender stopped working or crashes....

    Internet Explorer is slow, crashing, freezing

    Hi Albert,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    Method 1: I would suggest you to run the Internet Explorer performance troubleshooter which would tell us the reason behind the issue and check.

    Follow these steps to run Internet Explorer Performance troubleshooter.

    • Click on search and type troubleshooting.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • Select View all on the top left corner.
    • Run Internet Explorer Performance troubleshooter.

    Method 2: Follow the steps suggested in this link and check if it helps.

    What to do when Internet Explorer isn't working

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/internet-explorer/ie-crashes-stops-working#ie=ie-11

    Reset Internet Explorer disclaimer: The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added to the list of Trusted Sites. The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature
    might also reset parental control settings. We recommend that you note these sites before you use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature.

    Method 3: I would suggest you to run
    System Maintenance Troubleshooter
    and check if it helps:

    • Press Windows + X key. 
    • Select Control panel.
    • In the search box, type Troubleshooter and then click
      Troubleshooting.
    • Under System and Security,
    • Click on System Maintenance and Click on Next button.

    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Dec 6, 2019
    #4
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