An "Access Violation" error may occur in Internet Explorer 8 when you browse from a website that is using Internet Explorer 8 mode to a website that is using Internet Explorer 8 Standards mode

SYMPTOMS
You use Windows Internet Explorer 8 to browse a website that is using Internet Explorer 8 mode. When you browse to another website that is using Internet Explorer 8 Standards mode, the browser tab may crash with an "Access Violation" error. Then, a Recovered tab is opened.

Notes
  • This problem occurs in Windows XP, in Windows Server 2003, in Windows Vista, and in Windows Server 2008. This problem does not occur in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • This problem does not occur when the website is configured for compatibility mode.
  • This problem does not occur in Internet Explorer 9.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, install this update.

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:Note This update was first included in security update 2675157.

For more information about the security update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2675157 MS12-023: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: April 10, 2012

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about how to define how Internet Explorer displays webpages, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 2659410 - Last Review: 04/11/2012 18:16:00 - Revision: 1.1

Windows Internet Explorer 8

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