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Solution: Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working

Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working

“Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working” is an IE error that randomly occurs for Internet Explorer users. The error is displayed because Internet Explorer crashes in Windows XP,  7, 8 and Windows 10 machines. The error screen looks like this:

Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working

It could occur due to multiple reasons, that’s why we have to try multiple solutions. Only try one solution at a time, and see if that fixes your problem. if it does not fix the issue only then move to the next solution.

1.Reset internet Explorer settings

First of all, try to reset the IE settings. Most of the time it fixes the issues. In Internet Explorer go to Tools==> Internet Options==>Advanced Tab and then click Reset Button. You will get another dialogue, check ” Delete Personal Settings” and click OK.

Note: In case you cannot open Internet Explorer, you can do the same procedure through Control Panel (Control Panel==>Network & Internet==>Internet Options==>Advance Tab and then click the Reset button).

Internet Options Reset


2. Disable Software Rendering

Open Internet Explorer go to Tools==>Internet Options==>Advance Tab then to the Accelerated Graphics section and Un-checkUse software rendering instead of GPU rendering“.

Internet Options Software Rendering


3. Disable Addons and Toolbars

Disable any Addons you have from internet Explorer and remove any Toolbar software you have through “Add remove programs”. Because addons and toolbar may create issue for Internet Explorer, as a result it crashes.

Internet Explorer Add-ons


4. Remove and reinstall Silverlight, Flash player and Java

The error could be because of the compatibility issues between IE and Silverlight, Flash player or Java. Remove these components one by one and download and install the latest version.


5. Check Event Viewer

Open the event viewer on the computer that has this issue and check the applications log. Every crash or issue in any application generates events in the Application Log. Check for the Internet Explorer crash related errors to find the reasons and possible solutions.


6. Use Microsoft Easy Fix solutions for Internet Explorer related issues

Finally, if nothing fixes your issue, you can try the Microsoft Easy Fix Solutions 



NTP Servers and Clients

Configure NTP On Windows Server 2012

Configure NTP On Windows Server 2012

Configure NTP on Windows Server 2012 is straightforward process. In a domain environment, PDC emulator takes care of the time synchronization, but we need to configure the PDC emulator to synchronize the time with an external time provider server.

NTP settings can be performed through Command line or through Group policy, but command line is preferred as it is easier and straightforward to configure.

There are several time providers available online that can be use to synchronize our Time Server. NTP.Org pool is the most famous collection of networked computers that volunteer to provide highly accurate time via the Network Time Protocol to clients worldwide. A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet provided by Microsoft.

Things to consider:

  • If you are part of a domain, make sure you are configuring NTP on  PDC Emulator.
  • If the NTP Server you are configuring is a Virtual Machine, make sure the time synchronization is disabled with the Host Server.
  • Server should have access to the Public Time Servers (eg, on port 123


To configure the NTP settings, login to your PDC Server and open the command prompt as Administrator, then Run the following command:

Net Stop w32time , it will stop the time service on the Server.

Net Stop W32Time

Next, run the following command to configure the settings:

w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:”,,”

Configure NTP On Windows Server 2012

Here,, are the NTP pool servers from, you can add more Server by changing the number (0,1,2,3,4,5 etc). We have added 3 Servers for redundancy.

Now make your Server a reliable source for your clients by executing the following command:

w32tm /config /reliable:yes

W32time Reliable

Finally, start the Time Server by running:

Net Start w32time

Net Start W32time



We can check the above configuration by running “w32tm /query /configuration”, that will list all the settings we configured previously. By running “w32tm /query /status” we will get the details about last sync time and synchronization source. In case you want to force the synchronization you can simply run “w32tm /resync”, it will initiate the synchronization immediately.

Finally, if you want to clear the NTP configuration and start from scratch, you can do it easily, through the following:

  • Stop the Time Service by running “net stop w32time”
  • Run w32tm /unregister to unregister the NTP settings. ( If you see “Access Denied” error, make sure the Time Service has stopped, wait for few minutes then try again)
  • Run w32tm /register to register the Server and start the configuration again.