In this guest post, James Ricketts discusses how to troubleshoot computer problems related to internet issues. Find out more about James at the end of this post.
Today, we rely on the Internet to carry out various functions and it is no fun when your web browser, such as Internet Explorer, develops an error and fails to load. In this article, we will discuss how to resolve common errors associated with Internet Explorer as well as the following topics:
- How to remove additional toolbars from Internet Explorer, such as the yahoo toolbar.
- How to resolve system error 5
- Essential PC maintenance activities that every Windows user should perform to prevent common Windows errors and issues from occurring.
Iexplore.exe Application Error
Iexplore.exe is the executable file of the popular web browser Internet Explorer. You may encounter the following error when you try to start Internet Explorer 6.0 on a Windows XP computer:
“Iexplore.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
Typically, the error occurs when the following conditions hold true:
- Browser Helper Objects (BHO), such as Morpheus, Morpheus Shopping Club, WURLD Shopping Community, or BuyersPort are installed.
- You are logged in to your computer with a limited user account.
The error occurs when the installed BHOs try to make changes to specific system files and registry entries but cannot do so because of limited access. You may perform either of the following tasks to fix the error:
- Log on to your computer as an administrator.
- Remove the BHOs from your computer.
Uninstall Yahoo Toolbar
To achieve this, perform the following steps:
- Close any open Internet Explorer Window.
- Click Start and then click Control Panel to open its corresponding window.
- Next, double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Now, locate and select Yahoo Toolbar.
- Click the Uninstall button.
- Restart Internet Explorer.
System Error 5
This error occurs if there is a problem with permissions to access another Windows computer. For instance, you may receive the error while trying to access a Windows Vista computer on your network from a Windows XP computer using the Net View command. One of the common causes of this error is Time Synchronization issues. Assuming this is the cause the error, you can resolve the error by performing the following steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and press Enter.
- At command prompt type NET TIME /QUERYSNTP and press Enter to execute the command.
- In case an error is reported, type NET TIME /DOMAIN /SET /YES and press Enter.
- Also, ensure that Time Zones are set correctly.
Essential PC maintenance activities
By regularly performing the following PC maintenance activities you can not only prevent various Window errors, but also resolve various PC performance related issues.
Run malware scans – Install a robust antimalware software, update it regularly, and perform regular malware scans on your entire computer to ensure your Windows PC remains safe from malicious programs.
Update Windows files – Keep the built-in Automatic Update feature enabled to ensure new Windows updates are automatically installed on your computer.
Update third-party drivers – Use a reliable driver update tool or manually update your third-party drivers regularly.
Clean the Windows registry – Clean your Windows registry regularly using a top-rated registry cleaner tool to ensure your registry remains healthy and error-free.
James Ricketts is a writer whose work can be seen at Instant-Registry-Fixes.org. To find out more about his work or to contact him, please visit Instant-Registry-Fixes.org.