Although the Internet ExplorerÂ browser gets a bad rap for having a lot of problems, the truth is that many of the common issues that users report having with Internet Explorer are issues that can be easily resolved. By taking a few troubleshooting steps, you can fix many problems you have with Internet Explorer, and you just may find yourself enjoying this browser once more.
1. Tweak Hardware Acceleration:
If you are using an older computer and running a newer version of Internet Explorer, and you notice frequent freezing, your computer hardware may be working itself too hard. Go to the “My Computer” area and enter the “Control Panel.” Then click “Display.” Select the “Settings” tab, and click on “Advanced.” You will see a “Performance” tab. Click on this and then reduce the “hardware acceleration” option a single notch by sliding the bar to the left.
2. Debug Errors:
One of the most notorious errors that Internet Explorer commonly displays is “A runtime error has occurred. Do you wish to debug?” If you see this message, go to the “Tools” menu at the top of the browser window and then click “Internet Options.” Mouse over to the “Advanced” tab. Find the “Disable Script Debugging” (Internet Explorer) option and the “Disable Script Debugging” (Other) option, and then enable them. This will allow Internet Explorer to run debug processes without shutting the entire browser down. Also make sure that the “Disable a Notification about every script error” option is disabled.
3. Slow Performance:
If your Internet Explorer is working fairly well but it just feels a little slow to you, then try going to the “Internet Options” menu, clicking on “Tools” and choosing “Delete” under your browsing history. This will get rid of your cache, cookies and temporary Internet files, and then restart. Since the browser won’t be carrying around so much extra data, you’ll notice it running a lot faster.