Monday, October 8, 2012

IE9 32-bit crashing.

My internet explorer started crashing one day. And this error was logged in the applicaiton log.

Faulting application name: iexplore.exe, version: 9.0.8112.16450, time stamp: 0x503723f6

Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000

Exception code: 0xc00000fd

Fault offset: 0x739ae2d4

Faulting process id: 0x4ac

Faulting application start time: 0x01cda5cf238949d0

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

Faulting module path: unknown

Report Id: 617f9fb0-11c2-11e2-b050-002713b3ec0b

After lot of surfing and reading through blogs. I stumbled on this solution myself. I was comparing the registry keys from my machine and another one which had IE-9 installed. I found that this key was different.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UnattendBackup\ActiveSetup\Home_Page]. On my machine it was set to an intranet site of our organization.I changed that to The internet explorer started working again. On the first launch it still went to the intranet default site. But was not crashing anymore.