Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on and you start it in Windows XP or in Windows Server 2003


When Windows Internet Explorer 7 includes an add-on, Internet Explorer may exit immediately.


This problem may occur if an add-on conflicts with Internet Explorer.


To resolve this issue, start Internet Explorer with add-ons disabled. To do this, click Start, click Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).

If you start Internet Explorer with add-ons disabled, you may find that this resolves the issue. Then, you can locate and disable the add-on that conflicts with Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Manage Add-ons, and then click Enable or Disable Add-ons.
  3. In the Manage Add-ons dialog box, click an add-on.
  4. Under Settings, click Enable, and then click OK.
  5. Restart Internet Explorer.

    If the problem occurs, the add-on that you recently enabled conflicts with Internet Explorer.
  6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 until you locate the add-on that conflicts with Internet Explorer. Then, disable the add-on.

Article ID: 928426 - Last Review: Jun 10, 2008 - Revision: 1